A Traffic Violation That Is Prosecuted Like A Crime. Defend Against It Like One.
Under New Jersey law, drunk driving charges fall under the statutory category of a traffic violation. It may not be classified as a crime, but it is certainly prosecuted as if it was a very serious criminal offense.
If you blew over .08, don’t think that your case is lost. Police can make mistakes when arresting people for DUI. When they do, the prosecutor’s case can collapse.” — Gary H. Lomanno
Since 1993, the Law Office of Gary H. Lomanno, LLC, in Camden County has helped thousands of people resolve their DUI/DWI matters. Although plea bargains are prohibited, there are many other ways to reduce or dismiss the charges. Gary H. Lomanno excels at building a DUI defense that shows lack of probable cause, faulty breath tests or other issues.
How Is Drunk Driving Prosecuted In New Jersey?
New Jersey has some of the toughest penalties for DUI/DWI. Even a first offense can result in:
- License suspension: Suspension could range from three months to one year.
- Fines: These can quickly add up to thousands of dollars.
- Mandatory drug and alcohol class
- Ignition interlock device: Installation costs and monitoring fees are on you.
If you already have one or more DUI convictions on your record or if there are aggravating circumstances such as a high blood alcohol content (BAC) or an accident involving injury, the penalties only increase. You can also add potential jail time to this list.
There are also some very serious ancillary consequences to consider. These include:
- Travel outside of the United States: Canada considers drunk driving a felony and can prohibit your entry into the country.
- Financial aid: If you are planning on higher education, a DUI can affect your ability to obtain a loan.
- Employment: Do you work under a commercial driver’s license (CDL)? Are you a pilot? A DUI charge can impact your current job or future opportunities.
- Insurance: An insurer can require higher premiums or cancel your coverage.
Talk To A Lawyer In A Free Initial Consultation. What Have You Got To Lose?
When the consultation with an experienced attorney is free, why wouldn’t you make the call? The only other option is to accept the consequences without question.
Gary H. Lomanno can represent you even if you live out of state.