SCOTCH PLAINS NJ DUI LAWYER

Scotch Plains, New Jersey has a lively downtown with many nice restaurants and bars. Unfortunately, there are times when the police pull people over and charge them with DUI. In this scenario, it is important to remember that you do not have the right to refuse a breathalyzer. Refusing a breathalyzer is also a serious offense. It is important for anyone issued a ticket for DUI in Scotch Plains, New Jersey to consult with a Scotch Plains NJ DUI Lawyer because the penalties are severe.

Those convicted of drunk driving face stiff fines and surcharges, loss of driving privileges and possibly incarceration. Subsequent DWI / DUI convictions may result in even higher fines and mandatory jail.

FIRST OFFENSE – DUI

Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of .08%-.09%
Imprisonment: Up to 30 days
License suspension: 90 Days
Fines: $250 – $400 plus fees
Surcharge: $1,000 a year for 3 years
Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC): 12 – 48 hours

BAC of .10% or more
Imprisonment: Up to 30 days
License suspension: 7 months to 1 year
Fines: $300 – $500 plus fees
Surcharge: $1,000 a year for 3 years
IDRC: 12 – 48 hours
Interlock: 6 months to 1 year for BAC .15 or more

SECOND OFFENSE – DUI

Imprisonment: at least 48 hours and up to 90 days
License Suspension: 2 years
Fines: $500 – $1,000 plus
fees
Surcharge: $1,000 a year for 3 years
Interlock: 1 – 3 years
Community Service: 30 days
IDRC: 12-48 hours

THIRD OFFENSE – DUI

Imprisonment: 180 days mandatory
License Suspension: 10 years
Fines: $1,000 plus fees
Surcharge: $1,500 a year for 3 years
Interlock: 1 – 3 years
IDRC: 12-48 hours

DEFENDING NEW JERSEY DUI CASES

No Basis for the Stop
The police cannot pull individuals over for no reason. The police officer must have an articulable and reasonable suspicion that the driver has committed a motor vehicle violation. If there is no reason for the motor vehicle stop, all evidence collected thereafter is impermissible. The Sloan Law Firm collects the dashcam video and all audio available of the motor vehicle stop to ensure that the police had a valid basis for the motor vehicle stop. If not, the Sloan Law Firm can file a motion to dismiss the case on behalf of the client.

Lack of Evidence Demonstrating Intoxication
Police officers use a breathalyzer machine to test for intoxication. The breathalyzer is known as the Alcotest. The Alcotest examines the driver’s BAC at the police station. Anyone driving with a BAC of .08% or higher is guilty of driving under the influence. The Sloan Law Firm examines whether the police officers followed protocol in administering the test. If not, a motion to dismiss the case can be filed to dismiss the case on behalf of the client.

Scotch Plains NJ DUI Defense Lawyer – Free Consultations Available

Those accused of DUI/DWI, refusing the breathalyzer or other drunk driving related charges in Scotch Plains and throughout New Jersey are presumed innocent. It is important to know your rights immediately if you have been charged with a criminal offense.

New Jersey DWI Attorney – (908) 358-2938

The Sloan Law Firm handles DUI cases in Scotch Plains and throughout New Jersey. If you would like a free initial consultation to discuss your case, please call (908) 358-2938.

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by Katherine on The Sloan Law Firm

I received a ticket for an illegal left. I left Court with no points on my license and a small fine thanks to Dan Sloan. Dan kept me informed the entire time and supported me even with this minor incident. I have recommended Dan to friends and family who have also had successful outcomes with Dan by their side.

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