April 20, 2018

DUI and DWI in New Jersey

Defending yourself for a DUI or DWI charge can be expensive and time-consuming. Every state has slightly different drunk driving laws. In New Jersey, there is no difference between a DUI and a DWI. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving while impaired both fall under the same set of statutes. DUI and DWI convictions have the same consequences which may include jail time, surcharges, license suspension, fees and program requirements.

A DWI can carry heavy penalties if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.01% and above for those under 21 years of age, and a BAC level of 0.08% or higher for those aged 21 and above. If a driver consumes any quantity of alcohol, prescription drugs, over the counter medication or illegal drugs, he or she can be arrested for DWI as all these substances can impair their ability to operate a motor vehicle. It is not necessary to have a BAC test to be found guilty of DWI charges.

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If you have been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, it is in your best interests to contact our experienced DWI defense attorney Michael Peter Rubas as soon as possible. His skills, knowledge, compassion and dedication to his clients are well known throughout his community.