Fighting To Keep Your DWI/DUI Charges Off Your Record
Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) pose a serious threat to your freedom and your driving privileges. If you lose your license, it can drastically impact your ability to work and negatively affect your reputation among your friends and family.
At Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC, we have represented clients in Atlantic City, Pleasantville and the surrounding communities for more than 25 years. In this time, we have earned considerable experience in negotiation and litigation to beat these kinds of charges.
Empowering You To Know How The Law Works
The laws revolving around DUI changed in New Jersey as of December 1, 2019. The good news is that, now, most first offenses do not require the suspension of your driver’s license (depending on your BAC). The bad news is that anyone who receives a DUI conviction must have an in-car Breathalyzer installed in their vehicle.
While license suspension has become more difficult to impose for first offenses, you still need to defend yourself from traffic charges. Multiple convictions for traffic violations come with increasingly severe consequences – even a permanent loss of your license.
The Information You Need About DUI Charges
Although DUI is one of the most common criminal charges, most people charged with one still have many questions. Our team has provided answers to some of the frequently asked questions that we hear about drunk driving charges.
Will I lose my license after a DUI?
A first conviction for a DUI results in possible loss of driving privileges until an interlock device is place on your vehicle or the loss of your driver’s license depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC). Importantly, multiple repeat offenses can result in the loss of your license for up to 8 years.
Is there a mandatory jail sentence for a DUI?
For a first or second offense DUI, there is no mandatory jail sentence. The penalties for DUI do include the possibility of jail time at the discretion of the Judge. With that said, most DUI charges do not result in jail time. For third or more DUI offenses, a mandatory 180 days must be served in jail although 90 days can be served in an in-patient alcohol treatment facility.
Is it worth it to hire a lawyer?
Yes. Do not underestimate the severity of having a DUI or DWI on your record. Even if you do not incur severe penalties the first time around, a subsequent offense will result in much more serious consequences. With a defense attorney on your side, you have someone to fight the charges and do their best to keep your record clean.
You can get more information from us in a phone or sit-down consultation. We understand that you are going through a difficult time, so we will do everything we can to reassure you and let you know what to expect.
Let Us Fight For You
If you are facing your first or a subsequent DUI charge, contact a fierce attorney who can put up a tough defense for you. Call our offices at (609) 732-3753, or email us here to schedule your free initial consultation today. You deserve to protect your rights, and we can help you do it.