New Brunswick DWI Lawyer
Getting charged with driving while intoxicated doesn’t automatically make you guilty. Find out how to build the defense you need by consulting with a New Brunswick DWI attorney.
Fines, jail time, skyrocketing auto insurance rates . . . there are a number of reasons why you want to avoid a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction at all costs. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that a DWI can’t be successfully challenged and simply plead guilty and accept the consequences.
That doesn’t have to be you, however. It’s very much possible to get a DWI dismissed, but the best chance for clearing your name means working with an experienced New Brunswick DWI lawyer from Clark & Clark, LLC.
New Jersey Punishes Drunk Driving Seriously
While New Jersey treats drinking and driving as a quasi-criminal traffic offense, that doesn’t mean the legal penalties and other repercussions aren’t serious:
- First DWI – License suspension of three months to one year, fine of $250–$500, up to a thirty-day jail sentence
- Second DWI – License suspension of two years, fine of $500–$1,000, up to a ninety-day jail sentence
- Third DWI – License suspension of ten years, fine of $1,000, up to a 180-day jail sentence
In addition to these penalties, it’s also likely that the court will require you to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Plus, there will be a number of other fees you’ll be required to pay in addition to the fine, the costs of which can easily total more than $500.
Finally, a DWI conviction will also impact your personal and professional lives in a number of ways. Future opportunities for jobs, housing, loans, and education can be severely limited, and the rate increases imposed by your auto insurer will keep you paying additional money for years to come.
The Best Defense Strategy to Beat Your DWI
While the penalties and consequences of a DWI are harsh, they only happen if you get convicted. By working with a New Brunswick DWI defense attorney, you might be able to avoid all or most of them.
No drunk driving case is airtight—there’s always a weak point that a solid defense strategy can be built around. As former prosecutors who know how cases are developed, our firm excels at identifying these weaknesses.
Whether there was a problem with the breathalyzer or how the sobriety test was administered, or an issue with how the officers handled your traffic stop or arrest, we’ll be able to identify all of the evidence that can be used to get your DWI dismissed.
Help from a New Brunswick Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Clark & Clark, LLC knows how to build a powerful, compelling defense on behalf of our clients. Whatever the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest were, we’ll be able to provide you with the best defense possible for your unique case.
To discover how we can help you fight your charges, schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced New Brunswick DWI lawyer. Just complete the form below or call our office at 732-303-7857 to get started.