You’ve Been Charged with DUI/DWI in New Jersey. What Now?
If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence or drugs or alcohol, or driving while intoxicated, you are probably in a panic about the future. A DUI/DWI conviction could result in financial, criminal and driving penalties. You could lose your license. You could lose your job. In some cases, you could lose your freedom. Taking steps in your defense immediately following your arrest can help you avoid those severe consequences.
If you are facing a DUI/DWI charge in New Jersey, you probably took a Breathalyzer test If you were taken to a hospital you may have provided a blood or urine test. If the alcohol content in your body was over the legal limit, this may seem like an unwinnable case, but if you act quickly it doesn’t have to be.
New Jersey has complex laws surrounding DUI/DWI charges. The laws establish very strict protocols that officers are required to follow when administering DUI/DWI roadside and chemical testing. Because of the complexity of these protocols, many officers make mistakes when conducting tests, and these mistakes affect the validity of the tests.
Don’t go it alone; talk to a DWI lawyer right away. The first thing you should do upon being charged is discuss the details of your arrest and testing with an experienced lawyer. They can identify errors through careful examination of your arrest, and these errors could make a huge difference in your defense.
If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI, your best shot at keeping your driver’s license and possibly avoided conviction is to speak with the experienced DWI lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm.