New Jersey is a notoriously strict state when it comes to punishing those individuals that are caught drinking and driving. Not only are the initial punishments strict even for first time offenders with an otherwise flawless record, but the presence of a New Jersey DWI conviction on your record is something that will haunt you for years to come—impacting everything from your ability to get a job to your car insurance rates!

N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 covers this area of New Jersey criminal law. Most commonly, drivers are pulled over for a different offense (i.e. running a stop sign, swerving, etc.) and it is during this initial unrelated encounter with the driver that the officer can then administer field sobriety tests if he or she suspects a DWI. Some of the ways New Jersey police determine whether an individual is intoxicated while driving are as follows:

  • Field sobriety tests
  • Chemical tests (blood and urine)
  • Officer observations
  • Witness testimony
  • Driver confession

In some cases, the prosecution in a case may have a lot of evidence against a driver; in other cases, they may have little more than a questionable BAC reading placing the driver over the legal limit of .08. Whatever your situation is, a DWI charge is something you want to work with an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney to help you fight the charges against you. The bottom line is this: just because you have been charged with driving under the influence in New Jersey does not mean that you will be convicted of it. There are many viable defenses available to you, including questioning the accuracy of your chemical tests, the reliability of the officer observations or issues with witness testimony. The sooner you get in touch with the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt to help with your case, the better. Pick up the phone and give me a call today.

The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt

At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, I have the experience you want fighting your New Jersey DWI charge. I have personally had hundreds of New Jersey DWI cases dismissed and will work hard to get you similar positive results! My fees are extremely reasonable and I always explain what is happening in your case to you in plain English. Your first consultation is always free and designed to answer any and all questions you may have. It is very normal to feel frustrated and emotional during this challenging time, let me help you deal with the charges against you. I am available 24/7 to speak with you so please do not hesitate to give me a call. I also have experience helping out of state drivers and juvenile offenders. I look forward to helping you!