Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence
The Law Office of Leon Matchin, LLC has been defending those charged with DUI/DWI in New Jersey for more than ten years. In The State of New Jersey if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher, you will be cited for driving under the influence (DUI). However,under N.J.S. 39:4-50, a person can be found guilty of drunk driving (DWI/DUI) even when the blood alcohol content is 0.0%; this happens when the substance (i.e. marijuana, heroin, prescription medication etc.) causing the intoxication is something other than alcohol.
Drunk Driving Penalites
Penalties from a DWI depend on whether a conviction is a first, second, or subsequent offense; these penalties include but are not limited to:
- Fines, fees and surcharges
- License suspension
- Ignition interlock device
- Jail time
- Community service
DUI / DWI Lawyer
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated you need to consult with an experienced DUI/DWI attorney immediately. Upon hiring The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC, we will review the results of the Alcotest, conclusions drawn from field sobriety tests or Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), and aggressively work towards a dismissal of charges. A successful challenge to the field sobriety test may be raised when the subject suffers from injuries that would prevent them from performing the test properly, balancing problems, overweight, or the test performed on unusual terrain. Often times, the Alcotest results are useful to us in dismissing a drunk driving charge with a high BAC reading when the subject performed well on the balance test. When a subject performs well on balance tests, it is an indication that the police did not have probable cause to arrest that driver. All of these details will be researched and used in your defense. Let our knowledge and experience work for you. Call The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and protect your freedom (732) 662-7658.