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New Jersey DUI or DWI

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious crimes in New Jersey. A conviction poses severe short- and long-term impacts. You could face jail or fines. And you could lose your driving privileges. As such, you may feel panicked if you are facing such a charge. Whether it is your first or a repeat DUI, a New Jersey DWI attorney can help you mount a strong defense.

Can a New Jersey DWI Lawyer Help Me Keep My License?

Drivers accused of DUIs in New Jersey face the prospect of losing their driver's licenses right away. Local DWI attorneys can take action, be proactive, and shield your driving privileges, while putting your strongest case forward. How so? They can:

  • Represent you if you are accused of driving under the influence and can help you maintain your driver’s license after an arrest
  • Represent you at New Jersey motor vehicle division administrative hearings if you fail your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test
  • Advocate on your behalf before a state court judge if you refuse to take a BAC test when requested by police at your traffic stop, in the field, or at a hospital or police precinct after the traffic stop

Do I Have to Take Field Sobriety Tests?

No, you do not. Field sobriety tests must be voluntary, if they are to be admitted as evidence in court. Police cannot force drivers to take the tests. Bear in mind, however, that statements you make in refusing the tests can be used against you. In fact, verbal statements sometimes can be even more harmful than failing the roadside tests. So, if you do not want to take field sobriety tests, politely decline. Explain to the police that you do not wish to voluntarily take the tests. Realize there will likely be consequences, though, in making such a decision.

Contact a Local DWI Attorney Today

DUI lawyers know how to assemble prevailing defenses for their clients. These criminal defense attorneys hone in on weaknesses and flaws in police testing equipment, conditions, and methods. They powerfully defend your driving privileges, personal records, and individual liberties. Call today to speak with a local driving while intoxicated attorney in New Jersey at 877-913-7222.