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Man faces assault by auto charges for DWI crash

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.

Government looks to up the ante for DUI charges

Drinking and driving is a serious offense. Motorists convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol can face potentially life-changing consequences, even for first time offenses. Currently, in the state of New Jersey a driver convicted of a first time DUI charge with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent but less than .10 can face up to a month in jail, 90 days suspension of driving privileges, fines and fees, and 12 to 48 hours with the Intoxicated Driving Resource Center. If this isn't enough, the government is looking to add more.

DUI results in three-vehicle car crash

Drunk driving is a serious offense in the state of New Jersey. Individuals arrested and convicted of a DUI charge in New Jersey can face stiff fines and penalties. For example, penalties for a first DUI offense can include jail time, fines and fees, driver's license suspension or revocation and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. In New Jersey, drivers with a BAC level of .08 or higher are considered to be driving under the influence.

Holiday season may mean an increase in drunk driving charges

The holiday season is a busy time for police. In nearly every state in the nation there is an annual spike in drunk driving and DUI charges during this time of year. Because of this, New Jersey recently enacted a statewide campaign titled, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

New Jersey police arrest Washington man for DWI

A drunk driving charge should never be discounted. Individuals convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can face serious penalties including license suspension, fines and jail time. If someone is facing a DWI charge, however, it is important that they contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help a defendant try to negotiate a better outcome, or possibly even get the charge drop entirely.

New Jersey driver charged with aggravated assault by auto

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.

Labor Day weekend means spike in drunk driving charges

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.

Supreme Court clears man of DWI charge for procedural violation

Citizens accused of crimes in the United State have certain procedural rights. Some of these procedural rights are guaranteed in the U.S. constitution, while others are imbedded in state and federal statutes. Regardless of whether procedural rights are constitutional or statutory in nature, they are designed to ensure a fair application of due process. Due process refers to the formal procedures by which judicial proceedings are carried out.

DUI charges can have long-term consequences

Drunk driving is treated very aggressively in New Jersey. Under New Jersey state law a person who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent or greater is considered to be driving while intoxicated. Being found guilty of a drunk driving charge in New Jersey is a serious crime that carries penalties including community service, probation, monetary fines and fees, mandatory license suspension and possible jail time.

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