If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you likely face both monetary sanctions and license revocation. These penalties can be difficult to bear alone, but together, they are nothing short of devastating. As such, it is imperative that you work with a DWI attorney capable of securing a reduced sentence. If you desire zealous defense from a trusted attorney, do not hesitate to get in touch with Hanan A. Boulos, Attorney at Law.
DWI Law in New Jersey
As in many states, New Jersey defines drunk driving as any vehicle operation that takes place when the driver has a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or over. The driver’s BAC is determined via a breathalyzer test. For drivers under the age of 21, a mere 0.01 BAC is sufficient for a conviction. Law enforcement officials are reliant on breathalyzers in DUI and DWI cases, but these are certainly not without fault. If you believe a faulty breathalyzer or reliance on nonstandard field sobriety tests may be responsible for your current DUI or DWI charges, it is important to get in touch with a lawyer who can highlight these discrepancies and use them to help you obtain a case dismissal.
The Repercussions of DUI and DWI Convictions
Penalties for DUI and DWI convictions vary significantly based on how old the driver was at the time of the arrest, how many prior DUI convictions the driver has on his or her record, and whether the driver possesses a commercial license. First-time offenders with a BAC of over 0.08 but under 0.10 percent can expect to pay a variety of fines, fees and surcharges and face a license suspension. Offenders with a BAC of over 0.10 may also face a variety of fines, fees and surcharges, license suspension and use of an interlock ignition device.
In addition to serving time in jail and paying requisite fines, convicted drivers must also complete New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP), which involves participation in a mandatory highway safety program and close monitoring to determine whether further drug or alcohol treatment is needed.
Hanan A. Boulos, Attorney at Law: Aggressive DUI and DWI Defense
DUI and DWI charges are very serious and can be devastating, but with Hanan Boulos’ support, it may be possible to achieve reduced or dropped charges. Look to Hanan A. Boulos, Attorney at Law for trusted support as you fight DWI/DUI charges and seek to retain your driving privileges.