Because the Fourth of July is such a fun, relaxing day, people often get carried away and have one too many to drink. If you find yourself in this situation, it is imperative you either spend the night or find a ride home from someone who is not under the influence. Whatever you do, do not get behind the wheel of your car and think you can make it home. Police will be out looking for those who do, so it is important you think before you act. If you find yourself facing a DWI charge, you may have several questions regarding the potential consequences of your decision. Here are some questions you may have:
If you are stopped and have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%-0.10%, here are some of the penalties you may face:
If your BAC was even higher than 0.10%, then there is a good chance the potential penalties may be even harsher, including a $300-$500 fine and a 7-12 month license suspension.
Some of the harsh penalties you may face if you find yourself convicted of a second offense DWI are:
If this is your third or subsequent offense, you cannot afford waste any time. You must contact an experienced lawyer today. The state of New Jersey is very harsh on drunk drivers, and the courts will have little to no sympathy for you if this is your third time being charged. If you are facing your third or subsequent offense, you may be charged with:
If you or someone you know was charged with a traffic violation and wishes to speak with an experienced attorney, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.