When an individual drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs it can be charged as a DUI/DWI. These charges are serious and can affect one’s future job prospects or living arrangements. Hiring a team of skilled Cherry Hill DUI lawyers would be beneficial, as they can work to reduce or remove penalties from a DUI in New Jersey.
A DUI conviction is administered to anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater. Police use a breathalyzer test to determine blood alcohol concentration. If convicted, the penalties for a DUI/DWI in New Jersey are harsh. The first penalty is a mandatory license suspension. For a driver with a BAC of .08 or .09, the license suspension period is 90 days. A BAC of .10 or higher could result in a license suspension for several years. Depending on the nature of the DUI, other consequences include potential jail time, fines starting at $3,000, increased insurance rates, community service, and the possibility of an ignition interlock device which prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has consumed alcohol.
Sometimes the process of obtaining BAC levels can be challenged in court. At Gigliotti Law Group, we will determine the initial reason for the motor vehicle stop, explore the professional history of the police officers involved, and decide if the field sobriety tests were conducted fairly. A successful defense could help dismiss or reduce the license suspension period. We can help make the situation less stressful, especially for an offender who has been issued a DUI in the past.
If you have received a DUI/DWI in New Jersey, we understand the fear and anxiety you are facing. The defense team at Gigliotti Law Group handles thousands of DUI cases every year in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Mercer County. We will take the time to answer your questions, analyze your case personally and discuss any possible defenses you may have. Call our Cherry Hill DUI lawyers at 844-742-7591, or contact us online, to receive personal attention and support regarding your DUI.