Drunken driving is already a serious offense in and of itself here in the Garden State, but there are worse things that can happen beyond being stopped by a police officer for a minor traffic violation and then being arrested for driving a car while under the influence of alcohol or prescription drugs. Consider a fatal alcohol- or drug-related traffic accident.
As New Jersey DWI defense attorneys, I and my colleagues know how easily it can be for a motorist to be swept up in a DWI or drug DUI offense out there on our highways or surface streets. Not only can it be embarrassing to be arrested, much less convicted, but the potential harm that such an event can have on a person’s private life and business career can sometimes be irreparable.
Being stopped while legally intoxicated by beer, wine or liquor is just the beginning of a process that can lead to stiff fines, court costs, fees, and assessments to one’s auto insurance premiums; all because of a momentary indiscretion. As professionals in the area of DWI and drug-DUI defense, we understand what is at stake for the average person, and we are prepared to help.