1st, 2nd or 3rd DWI in New Jersey and What to do if you're arrested

By Santo Artusa on April 15, 2019

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired (DUI) is a very serious offense in New Jersey, especially in Jersey City where it is very dense area and more prone to fatalities. Hopefully you or anyone else has not been injured and that you are reading this without being behind bars anymore. Either way, you need to get aggressive in defending your rights and hire a New Jersey DWI attorney that is experienced in defending individuals charged with DUI or DWIs. Whether it is your first DWI, second DWI or third DWI, you have to take this charge seriously and begin to defend yourself with proper legal counsel. Our legal team is experienced in defending clients who face DWI, DUI and other traffic related offenses. It is very important to address the issues now as you can face jail time and a long term suspension of your license in New Jersey. If you are not licensed in New Jersey, your suspension could be honored in your home state but if you are given jail time, you will serve jail time in New Jersey. We are available to represent individuals throughout New Jersey by calling 973-337-9643. If you have a DWI case, do not wait until you have to go to court, move swiftly and hire an experienced DWI lawyer, NOW.

Individuals that are found guilty of a third DWI in New Jersey, you face a minimum of six months in jail and a ten year license suspension. For a second DWI in New Jersey you face a two year license suspension and could serve up to 90 days in jail. Aside from potential jail time and license suspensions you may also be sentenced to:

  • Fines
  • Insurance Surcharges
  • Community Service
  • An ignition interlock device which you must pay a monthly fee to have
  • Attend the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center

When we represent an individual, we evaluate the facts of the case, we request discovery from the municipal or State Court prosecutor to determine if the arresting officer was qualified to administer the alcotest, whether the machine was working properly, whether the police had probable cause to stop you, the blood alcohol concentration and other relevant information. At times we exploy a DWI expert to review the discovery and if need be, that expert can write a report and/or testify at trial.

Whether you face charges in: Jersey City, East Orange, Bayonne, Secaucus, Bloomfield, Plainfield, Passaic, Clifton or any other town/city in New Jersey, the team at the Artusa Law Firm is ready to defend you today. Contact us for a confidential consultation on 973-337-9643 to further discuss your situation. Until then, be safe and think positive.

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