New Jersey Turnpike DWI Lawyer
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The New Jersey Turnpike is one of the busiest roads in the country. Due to the high amounts of traffic on this roadway, it is closely monitored by law enforcement for traffic violations. In particularly, drunk driving matters on the New Jersey Turnpike are taken very seriously.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50:
Thus, it is illegal for anyone to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more in New Jersey. Additionally, anyone who permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or under his control to drive while intoxicated may be convicted for DWI or DUI.
The penalties for driving drunk in New Jersey are severe. A first DWI or DUI conviction can result in a loss of driving privileges for at least 3 months and up to 1 year depending on the amount of alcohol in a person’s system. In addition, the penalty includes significant fines and surcharges.
In addition, anyone under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of 0.01% or more, but less than 0.08% has violated New Jersey’s underage drinking and driving laws. Under N.J.S.A. § 39:4-50.14, a licensed driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of 0.01% or more will lose his or her license for a period of 30 days or more. An unlicensed driver who violates this law and is convicted will be prohibited from obtaining a driver’s license for a period of 30 days or more from the date that person is eligible to obtain a license or the date of conviction, whichever is later. In addition, those convicted must complete an alcohol education program and perform at least 15 days of community service.
If you have been charged with a drunk-driving related offense on the New Jersey Turnpike, it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how the court system operates and how to best protect your rights.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles DWI matters on the New Jersey Turnpike and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling drunk-driving related cases. Robert Rowbotham, Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are former prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
Our criminal defense lawyers are always available to answer any of your questions and concerns. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss any drunk-driving related offense that you or a loved one may face. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. We are available 24 hours a day.