There are certain situations that some individuals may find themselves in that they could never have predicted. Some of those instances may include facing charges for alleged drunk driving. No matter how an individual ended up in such a situation, he or she will likely hope to understand how to deal with the future events that will stem from DWI charges.
Charges of driving while intoxicated should never be treated lightly by those who are facing them. These types of charges can result in significant punishment and have the potential to spill over into other aspects of a person’s life. Prosecutors will not hesitate to use whatever relevant evidence they can collect to obtain a conviction. If the person is facing other crimes in addition to the DWI, it may make their situation that much more difficult. This could be the fate of one woman who allegedly assaulted a New Jersey police officer when he pulled her over for drunk driving.
A 34-year-old Manalapan, New Jersey man has been charged in connection with an auto accident that critically injured two teenage girls. According to the Old Bridge Police Department, the car crash occurred in late December on Route 9 in Central New Jersey. The man was driving southbound when he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 33-year-old woman from Lakewood. The two teenage girls in the back of the woman's vehicle. Police said the passengers and the driver in the second vehicle were injured in the crash. The two teenage passengers were in critical condition; details about the woman's injuries were unavailable at the time this post was prepared.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in the state of New Jersey. Motorists arrested for driving while intoxicated in New Jersey face a number of serious penalties from driver's license suspension to possible jail time. For these reasons, it is important that those accused of DWI put together a solid defense strategy to counter the charges against them.
In a few weeks it will be Labor Day, which means barbeque and beer with friends and family. Sadly, Labor Day is also known for a huge spike in drunk driving charges. While everyone should have fun this Labor Day weekend, it is important to play it safe. No one wants to face a DUI charge, and some New Jersey counties have already announced plans to ramp up the police presence and come down hard on motorists.