Experienced DWI/DUI Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Northern New Jersey & NYC
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) charge can happen to anyone. All it takes is a mistake in judgment. These charges carry considerable penalties, so they should be taken seriously.
Even if it is your first offense, the consequences are significant. DWI charges may result in the loss of your driver’s license, serious fines, having to put an interlock device in your car and the possibility of going to jail.
A skilled drunk driving defense lawyer from Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can protect your rights and help minimize the consequences of the charges. As experienced DWI/DUI attorneys and former prosecutors, we have in-depth knowledge of the law and DUI procedures, including those relating to Breathalyzer testing and the Alcotest. We evaluate all the police paperwork and can contact scientific experts to review your case.
The DUI/DWI attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help. Let us look at your case and determine the best way to defend you. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, our lawyers represent people accused of DUI/DWI throughout NY & NJ, including Passaic, Hudson, & Bergen County.
Our certified trial attorneys have helped many satisfied clients, and we will help you achieve the best possible results in your drunk driving matter. Call anytime, day or night, for a FREE consultation.
The Law On Drunk And Drugged Driving
A blood alcohol level of .08 is the baseline for drunk driving cases in both New Jersey and New York. Anyone charged with a refusal to take a Breathalyzer or Alcotest may face the same serious consequences as a person charged with drunk driving.
In both states, the consequences increase with an arrest for a second or third DWI. A second conviction may cause you to lose your driver’s license for two years. You may spend some time in jail or in a treatment center. And for a third arrest, you could face a six-month minimum jail sentence and lose your license for 10 years.
Accidents involving drunk driving carry increased penalties. If there was an accident with injuries related to your DWI charge, you could be charged with a felony. Third and fourth degree felonies can result in incarceration.
Additionally, there is a law that may require a person convicted of drunk driving to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle. This device requires that the driver provides a breath sample for the vehicle to start.
Law enforcement can also arrest drivers if they suspect you are under the influence of drugs or other controlled substances. The penalties are generally equivalent to drunk driving penalties, but you could face additional drug charges.
For these reasons, it is critical to contact a experienced DUI/DWI attorney — especially if you have been arrested for drunk driving before.
Representing Juveniles Charged With DUI/DWI
Our law firm also represents juveniles who have been charged with underage drinking and driving. Any amount of alcohol found in the blood of a minor is cause for a DWI arrest. Underage DWI penalties include driver’s license suspension and fines. While the penalties may be somewhat different for minors, the charge is serious and can have long-term effects on a minor’s life. We offer the aggressive defense they need to protect their rights and futures.
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Our DWI/DUI attorneys use their experience to help you negotiate for reduced penalties or defend you at trial. To get started, contact us by calling or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, our DUI lawyers are here to help you no matter where the charge occurred.