Freehold DWI Lawyer
A conviction might seem inevitable when you’ve been charged with drunk driving—but you do have options available. Find out how to build a powerful defense by working with a Freehold DWI attorney.
Even though a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in New Jersey is treated as a “quasi-criminal” offense, it’s still important to do everything you legally can to avoid a conviction. Expensive fines, imprisonment, and more are all possible consequences that can have lasting repercussions on your life and future.
A Freehold DWI lawyer from Clark & Clark, LLC can help you challenge your drunk driving charge and seek to have it dismissed. Our firm has a successful track record of beating these charges, and we never settle for anything less than the best possible outcome.
New Jersey Drinking and Driving Penalties
While DWI is technically a traffic offense in New Jersey, that doesn’t mean the legal consequences aren’t serious. Your DWI defense attorney will do everything possible to achieve the least-severe penalty possible—possibly even a full dismissal of the charge—but if you don’t challenge the drunk driving charge, you could be facing the following consequences:
- First DWI Conviction – Up to thirty days in jail, fine of $250–$500, license suspension of three months to one year
- Second DWI Conviction – Up to ninety days in jail, fine of $500–$1,000, license suspension of two years
- Third DWI Conviction – Up to 180 days in jail, fine of $1,000, license suspension of ten years
The court might also decide that you must have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, which will prevent the car from starting unless you blow into the device without alcohol on your breath. Obviously, this can lead to great personal embarrassment and limit your social activities.
Possibly worse is the fact that the monetary damage of a DWI conviction doesn’t end with the fine. You can expect your car insurance rates to increase dramatically, and getting your license restored will likely require paying hundreds of dollars in additional fees.
The Best Defense for Your DWI Case
It’s a common misconception to assume that there’s no way to beat a DWI. Fortunately, this just isn’t accurate.
However, the defense that will be best for your DWI case will depend on the circumstances involved and how your sobriety was tested. Even the location you were pulled over in could form the foundation of your defense if you were given a balance test on rocky or uneven ground.
It’s important to never lose hope that your DWI can be dismissed. Even if the evidence seems insurmountable, your DWI lawyer might be able to find a procedural error or rights violation committed by the police that results in all of the evidence being declared inadmissible.
Contact a Freehold Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
Clark & Clark, LLC can provide the defense you need for the best chance to clear your name of driving while intoxicated charges. As former prosecutors, we know how to pick a case apart and find the best evidence and argument to build a defense around.
To explore your options with the help of a Freehold DWI lawyer, simply schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 732-303-7857 or by completing the form below.