No driver who lives or works in the Garden State needs to be told that being charged with a DWI offense can lead to harsh penalties if one is convicted for drunk driving. With all the hoopla over enhanced enforcement, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, one would have to be living under a rock for the past couple decades to understand that police and the courts are not too sympathetic toward motorists caught driving drunk.
This only goes to show that with the potential fines and surcharges, not to mention other penalties, there is no reason not to contact a qualified DWI defense attorney following a drunken driving arrest. As New Jersey DUI-DWI defense lawyers, I and my staff are trained to represent individuals accused of driving while intoxicated by beer or hard liquor, prescription medications or illegal drugs (drug DUI).
It goes without saying that motorists who face severe penalties — such as mandatory license suspension and $4,000 or more in monetary penalties and insurance surcharges, among others — will usually want to fight the charges. And while not all DWI cases end well, there is always the appeals process, which is usually available to defendants who wish to contest a lower court ruling.