Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Leaving the Scene of An Accident

By Santo Artusa on December 17, 2018

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or DUI and other related offenses are serious offenses in New Jersey. While the matters are not heard in State or Superior Court for the most part, they are heard in municipal court and the municipal court has the autority to take your license away, sentence you to jail time, probation and the like for a wide variety of driving and criminal offenses. New Jersey DWI Attorney Santo Artusa is experienced in handling DWI cases throughout the State of New Jersey whether it is a first offense, or even fourth offense, we are able to help you during this potentially difficult time. At this time, New Jersey does not offer conditional driver licenses for work so that makes a DWI or related offense even more important to take seriously and have an experienced attorney with you. 

Through our extensive experience, we have been able to have cases downgraded, dismissed by using various strategies which we can employ in certain cases but in others we cannot. Every case is fact sensitive and you would have to speak with us to go over the exact details and look over the discovery that the state must provide. We know what to look for and at times work with non-lawyer experts to assist us in finding errors in the State's case and discovery. When errors are found, a person's case gets stronger, when erros are not made, the State's case is stronger. As humans man the actual machines and make the observations, errors are made, humans are humans. The length of time the officer was on the job that night or day, how many years he or she has been employed as an officer, the officer's memory and so forth are key issues to look into when trying to obtain the best outcome for a client. 

Aside from DWI and the related offenses, many times people will get charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, speeding, etc. We work on every case you have related to the DWI/DUI or refusal case in order to give you the best chance at the best outcome. Our experience in New Jersey municipal courts and in New Jersey Superior Courts helps clients as the more you know and the more often you practice these issues, the better lawyer you become and we have that experience and knowledge. 

People often ask, am I still allowed to drive despite the arrest? Yes, you are. You are innocent until proven guilty and until that happens or a deal is made, you can continue to drive, but drive safely and do not get anymore tickets! Try your best. Will I go to jail? Depending on how many offenses you had in the past will depend on if jail time is a possibility. It is also good to know that if you do get jail time, about half of that time can be completed in a rehab to help you with addiction/control issues. We can help you find one that is suitable for you if you are facing jail time in New Jersey. 

So if you face a serious charge such as a DWI/DUI or a refusal, contact our Jersey City Legal Team on 973-337-9643 today to for a confidential appointment today. 

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