Category: DWI/DUI

The Role of Alcohol Education and Treatment Programs in DWI Cases

Were you arrested for intoxicated driving in New Jersey? You need to take proactive steps to protect your rights. While not technically a criminal violation, a DWI is a serious traffic matter that carries stiff penalties, potentially including jail time. Our state puts an emphasis on rehabilitation—especially for first-time offenders. Alcohol education and/or alcohol treatment …

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The Role of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in a DWI Arrest

Under New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a), a DWI is a traffic offense. That being said, an arrest is still a very serious matter. It can carry significant penalties, potentially including jail time and the suspension of your driver’s license. If you are stopped on suspicion of intoxicated driving in our state, you may be asked …

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The Long-Term Impact of a DWI on Your Employment Prospects: An In-Depth Analysis

In New Jersey, as per N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. Contrary to common belief, a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is not classified as a crime or a disorderly persons offense in the state. Instead, it is a traffic offense. Despite this, a DWI can …

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DWI Checkpoint

As a general rule, a law enforcement officer in New Jersey needs a valid reason to stop a driver. In other words, they need “reasonable suspicion” that the driver has committed a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. However, a DWI checkpoint is an exception. DWI checkpoints have been upheld as constitutional by our nation’s …

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Common Law Enforcement Mistakes When Making a DWI Arrest

DWI charges can be defended on a number of different grounds. In some cases, police officers make serious errors that violate the rights of the accused and/or render the evidence that they collected unreliable or inadmissible during the trial A DWI charge could potentially be dismissed because of law enforcement misconduct. In this article, our …

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