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Drunk Driving Lawyer in New Jersey

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Being convicted of driving while intoxicated is more than humiliating. It can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life, resulting in heavy fines, license suspension, community service, and even jail time. Not to mention the fact that you may be ordered to use an ignition interlock device to operate your vehicle again.

Drunk Driving Charges in New Jersey, DWI First Offense

If you have been charged in New Jersey with a DWI, the penalties that you’re facing are significant. For a DWI NJ first offense, we have a two-tier system, so if you are between a .08 and a .10, you are facing monetary fines, twelve hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center. You are also facing a three-month loss of license and up to 30 days in the county jail. If you are charged with a first DWI at a .10 or higher or if it’s for being under the influence of drugs, you are facing a 7 to 12-month loss of license, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center, monetary fines, and up to 30 days in the county jail.

Don’t try to confront a DWI charge without a skilled attorney by your side. As a former criminal prosecutor for Monmouth County, Jason A. Volet saw far too many people accused of DWI crimes suffer severe penalties. Now, as a dedicated New Jersey drunk driving attorney, Jason uses his insider perspective of prosecution strategies to craft solid defense arguments on behalf of people accused of DWI crimes.

If you are facing a DWI charge in New Jersey, schedule a free consultation with the Law Office of Jason A. Volet today.

Common Types of DWI Cases We Handle

In New Jersey, a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater is considered to be driving while intoxicated. However, there are many reasons why DWI charges may get thrown out or reduced. Our experienced Freehold DWI lawyer will mount a strong defense for drivers who are facing accusations of:

  • Alcohol- or drug-related DWI with BAC greater than 0.08 percent but less than 0.10 percent
  • Alcohol- or drug-related DWI with BAC of 0.10 percent or greater
  • Driving or riding with an open container
  • Driving with a DWI suspension
  • Driving while possessing drugs
  • Refusing a Breathalyzer or other chemical test
  • Underage DWI
  • DWI in a school zone or school crossing

It is important that you speak with our dedicated Monmouth County DWI attorney as soon as you can. Our legal team will want to begin working on your case right away even before you are charged ─ to fight these accusations at every point in the process. We can even help you with how to check if your license is suspended in NJ.

Schedule a free consultation now to discuss your case.

What Is the Difference Between a DWI and a DUI in New Jersey?

Technically, New Jersey law defines “driving while intoxicated” as driving while under the influence of drugs or with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more. New Jersey does not distinguish between “driving while intoxicated” and “driving under the influence.” Therefore, many people use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney if you can still drive if your license was suspended for DWI. You should, under no circumstances, be driving an automobile if your license is suspended. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that there are no hardship licenses in New Jersey. Penalties are enhanced, and can result in jail time and further suspension.
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Let Our Experienced New Jersey DWI Defense Attorney Help You

From the moment we take your case, we will begin working to try to get your DWI charges dropped or reduced. We will also start investigating the details of your case to determine whether your rights were violated in any way.  At our New Jersey DWI defense law firm, we believe in the presumption of innocence. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation, and let us get to work for you. Our firm is committed to helping people facing criminal charges in Freehold, Marlboro, Middletown, Wall Township, Manalapan, Howell, Rumson, Red Bank, Ocean Township, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Asbury Park, and throughout Monmouth County.

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