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Tag Archives: DUI

New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Program

If convicted of a DUI, you are required to participate in the New Jersey Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP). This program was formed through a partnership between the Department of Human Services (DHS), the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in an effort to prevent repeat DUI offenses…. Read More »

How Do First-Offense DWI Cases Work in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, first-offense DWI cases fit into a “two-tiered” sentencing structure in accordance with state statutes. These tiers refer to the suspect’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) — the first sentencing tier applies to those with a BAC between 0.08 percent and 0.10 percent, while the second tier applies for those with a BAC above 0.10… Read More »

A Guide to New Jersey Field Sobriety Tests

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI or DWI in New Jersey, you might be asked to undergo a field sobriety test. These tests are not legally required, and a separate ticket cannot be issued for your refusal. State law does, however, require a breath test, and refusing to comply results in an… Read More »

New Jersey Man Arrested for DUI after Passing BAC Test

On March 10, 2014, a Hamilton, New Jersey man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania, despite the fact that his blood-alcohol level was well under the legal limit. Consider the following details from the police report: An officer found 38-year-old Omar Davis’ 2006 Lincoln Town Car stopped in a… Read More »

Like It or Not, the Alcotest is Here to Stay ― at Least for Now

If you have the unfortunate experience of being stopped for suspected drunken driving in New Jersey, you may be subject to the use of new, controversial, and possibly flawed, investigation technology: the Alcotest. The Alcotest is a breath-testing device connected to a computer platform that is usually administered at the police station. New Jersey switched… Read More »

It Can Be a Felony to Drive on a Suspended License After a DUI Conviction

Has your license been suspended because of a previous driving under the influence (DUI) offense? Before you get into the car to run that quick errand or commute to work, you might want to think twice. Repeat violators who drive with a suspended license are now facing lengthy jail sentences and can spend up to… Read More »

A DUI Means a Whole Lot of Penalties

Many of us know someone who has been charged with a DUI.  It seems as if a new celebrity is being charged with a DUI every day.  With the frequency of DUI charges, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may appear to be a routine, everyday activity.  However, facing the penalties that are… Read More »