When you are charged with a DUI or DWI crime, there can be serious consequences if you are convicted. You need a confident team on your side to create the best outcome for your case.
Davé Law Firm supports hundreds of clients through intense legal analysis, which allows us to approach your case from all angles and get the best results possible. We represent cases throughout Mercer County, NJ.
What Is the Difference Between DUI & DWI?
DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” while DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated” or “driving while impaired.” These terms are sometimes confusing for clients and can occasionally refer to the same offense, depending on the state where you are pulled over. Having a skilled attorney is essential for fully understanding your charges and their potential penalties, particularly since both charges can have major consequences in your life if you are convicted.
For both DUI and DWI charges, drivers are charged with a serious offense because of the way that they have endangered themselves and others. Whether through the use of drugs or alcohol (including recreational and physician-prescribed drugs), your ability to drive was impaired. Since these cases are taken very seriously, it is imperative that you hire a skilled attorney to advocate for you and position you to execute your case as well as possible in court.
Helping You Navigate Your Charges
The penalties for DUI and DWI charges vary from state to state. In New Jersey, the law mandates a set of penalties for specific offenses, which typically includes a driver’s license suspension.
Below are the different penalty levels for DUI/DWI offenses in New Jersey:
- A first-time offender could have their license suspended for up to a year, face up to 30 days in jail, and be ordered to pay fines.
- A second-time offender could have their license suspended for two years, face up to 90 days in jail, and be ordered to pay fines.
- A third-time offender (or someone who has multiple DUI offenses on their record) could have their license suspended for 10 years, face 180 days in jail, and be ordered to pay fines.
Community service is another possible penalty for multiple DUI offenses.
If charged with a first DUI or DWI while your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.15% or higher, New Jersey law requires that you place an ignition interlock device in your vehicle both during your license suspension and six months to one year following.
For second and subsequent violations following that first 0.15% BAC level, the ignition interlock will be mandatory during the following suspension periods and a one-to-three-year period following each court-ordered suspension.
Those charged with DUI in New Jersey are also often ordered to attend New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver’s Program, which includes classes, and potentially addiction treatment as well.
Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI, the Trenton DUI lawyer from Davé Law Firm will fight for the best outcome while advocating for your rights. The foremost way to set yourself up for a positive outcome is to have a dedicated lawyer on your side throughout the entirety of your case.
We proudly represent clients in the state of New Jersey, including the following counties:
- Mercer County
- Middlesex County
- Burlington County
- Camden County
- Union County
- Hunterdon County
- Monmouth County
Contact our Trenton DUI attorney anytime for a free consultation and receive peace of mind that you have a professional team to advocate for your rights!
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