Individuals who have been convicted with a DWI understand how serious this situation is. That being said, some people don’t learn their lesson the first time and find themselves charged with a second offense. Just like with other crimes, the greater the number of convictions an individual has on their record, the more severe the consequences of the DWI conviction will be. The penalties for a second offense DWI are even more serious and often have an even greater impact on an individual’s life. If you have been charged with a second offense DWI in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Attorney Conway can effectively assess your case, explore all defenses, and fight your charges. Contact our firm today for quality legal assistance.
Individuals who drive under the influence of alcohol are subject to very serious consequences, especially when they have a previous offense on their record. The courts are very harsh on multiple-offense drunk drivers and often impose significant penalties. If an individual is convicted of a second DWI within 10 years of the previous offense, they may face the following consequences:
When an individual has more than one DWI on their record, they are required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. An interlock device requires the driver to take a chemical breath test each time they get into the car before they can turn on their vehicle. If there is any alcohol above 0.01 percent detected, the car will not start. These devices are required for installation throughout the period of time that the driver’s license is suspended and for 1-3 years after their license has been restored.
When an individual hires an experienced attorney after being charged with driving while intoxicated, the attorney will often explore a number of different defenses to fight on behalf of the accused. A few of the defenses that our firm routinely uses when representing DWI cases include the following:
If you have been charged with a DWI for the second time in New Jersey, it is of the utmost importance to speak with an experienced defense attorney. DWIs cannot be plea bargained in court. This means you need an effective Bergen County second offense DWI attorney who can fight the admissibility of any evidence and help free you of these charges. The fact that this could be your second DWI is devastating. We will fight these charges and exhaust every avenue to help free you of this significant burden. The Law Office of Attorney Conway has decades of experience fighting on behalf of clients with one or more DWIs on their record. If you need an attorney who is committed to exploring all possible defenses, contact The Law Office of Attorney Conway today.