A thorough understanding of criminal and traffic law is needed to secure successful resolutions for cases involving driving while intoxicated (DWI). Michael and Scott Mitzner are very familiar with the legal landscape in New Jersey, and they know exactly what it takes to successfully challenge their clients’ DWI cases. They are the perfect legal advocates to have at your side as you deal with the complexities of the New Jersey criminal justice system.

DWI Laws in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 percent is sufficient for a driving under the influence conviction. However, drivers under the age of 21 are considered intoxicated with a BAC of just 0.01 percent. For commercial drivers, a BAC of 0.04 percent can result in DUI charges.  Further, DWIs in New Jersey can now be based on drugs or alcohol, and even lawfully prescribed prescription medications. Repercussions related to DWI charges vary depending on the extent of the intoxication and the background of the charged individual. A BAC of over 0.08 percent and under 0.10 percent may result in extensive fines and surcharges, as well as mandatory hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), three months of license revocation, and up to thirty days behind bars. For those with a BAC over 0.10 percent, these consequences become even more severe, with license revocation of seven months up to one year. Additionally, an interlock ignition device may be required before the convicted individual is allowed to return to the road. Repeat offenders may be forced to give up driving for between two and twenty years and, in some cases, may face up to six months in prison.

Mitzner & Mitzner, P.A.: Proactive DWI Defense

If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is of utmost importance that you get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. It is in your best interest to work with Mitzner & Mitzner, P.A. trusted criminal lawyers, as they work extensively with those facing DWI charges. They understand just how devastating these charges can be, not only in the present, but also several years down the road. Through aggressive courtroom representation, they will always secure the absolute best possible results for their clients.

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