To get a DUI, it all comes down to your BAC, your balance, and the trustworthiness of the police officer. We all know you should never drive under the influence, but sometimes DUIs happen even when you aren’t drunk at all. That’s why you need a drunk driving lawyer on your case. They will understand and explain the laws in your state, tell you what your possible penalties are, and will explore every option to get your case dismissed.
Knowledge of New Jersey Laws
If you are pulled over for drunk driving and have a BAC of .08% or higher, you can be cited for DUI. However, you can still be cited for DUI with a BAC as low as 0.0% if you are under the influence of another substance such as marijuana, heroin, or a prescription medication. You should hire a drunk driving lawyer so they can review the results of your breathalyzer or other alcohol content test. There are other ways to determine your sobriety, especially if you can pass a balance test.
Drunk Driving Penalties
Conviction of a DUI will lead to fines, fees, surcharges, and even a license suspension. You could be forced to install an ignition interlock device that will test your BAC before you can drive. There even might be some jail time and community service. A drunk driving lawyer could prevent you from having to serve these penalties, or at least lessen them to some degree. Depending on if this is your first, second, or third offense, the charges will vary in severity.
Get Your Case Dismissed
The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC have been working on drunk driving cases for over 10 years, so they have a lot of experience as a drunk driving lawyer. The results of any alcohol tests will be reviewed. If there were any issues in performing the test, such as an injury, personal balance issues, or even having the test performed in an unusual place, these could lead to getting the charges dropped. Also, if you performed well on the balance test, that could lower the reliability of a high BAC. Your drunk driving lawyer will use this knowledge and more to protect you and your legal rights.
If you have been charged with a DUI, call Leon Matchin for a free consultation. He can be reached at 732-887-2479 or emailed at [email protected].