Articles: DUI

How to defend against a DUI charge

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may increase your risk of being involved in a car accident. It can also result in criminal penalties such as spending time in a New Jersey jail or the loss of your driving privileges. However, there are a number of strategies that you can use to cast […]

3 mistakes police make at DUI stops

Getting charged for a DUI in New Jersey can be intimidating. Even people who are innocent sometimes feel pressured to take a plea deal. However, the more you know about your legal rights, the better equipped you will be to defend your case. Police must act lawfully during a DUI traffic stop. If your rights […]

Prescription medication could result in a DUI charge

If a New Jersey police officer has reason to believe that you are driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, your vehicle may be stopped. During a traffic stop, that officer will look for any signs that you are operating a motor vehicle while impaired. These signs may include the presence of prescription […]

Penalties for a DWI chemical test refusal

State laws give police officers in New Jersey the right to test drivers if they suspect that the motorist is drunk driving. Police officers often administer chemical testing, which includes breath, urine, and blood tests. If the driver refuses chemicals testing, they may face various penalties. Overview of chemical testing and fines All states have […]

What tests come before a DUI arrest?

An intoxicated driver may present a significant danger on the road. Drunk drivers put not only their own lives in danger but also anyone else on the road. Even pedestrians could get hit by a car that careens out of control. Expect New Jersey police to be on the lookout for any vehicle that suspiciously […]

What are the most common types of field sobriety tests?

New Jersey residents expect and deserve to feel safe while traveling. However, you can be pulled over by police and made to perform field sobriety tests if they suspect you’ve been drinking and driving. Walk and turn test One of the field sobriety tests a police officer could make you do is the walk and […]

Some common defenses to a DUI charge

Most all states take drunk driving seriously and impose various penalties. If drivers in Newark, New Jersey, get pulled over on suspected DUI, an officer can conduct tests. They arrest drivers based on their observations, but drivers can fight charges. Inaccurate breathalyzer A breathalyzer takes a breath sample from the driver to determine the blood […]

DWI laws in New Jersey

All states make drunk driving a chargeable offense, but it doesn’t always deter drivers from driving intoxicated. While some states refer to drunk driving as DUI, New Jersey calls it DWI, or driving while intoxicated. Drivers in Newark who are convicted of DWI could be subject to multiple penalties. New Jersey DWI overview New Jersey […]

What are the differences between a first and second offense DUI?

Like other states, New Jersey has a set of laws pertaining to driving under the influence or DUI. The state takes this offense seriously, which means there are harsh penalties, especially if you’ve already committed the first offense. You should know the differences and what consequences you might face if you’re convicted. What happens with […]

Reasonable suspicion and drunk driving

In New Jersey, law enforcement generally needs a warrant to make an arrest, seize property or conduct a search. But there are exceptions to the rule. Court ruling regarding stops The courts say an individual can be briefly detained without a warrant or probable cause to obtain one. But the officer(s) must evidence that there […]