Can DUI charges be plea bargained?
Plea bargaining is generally accepted in the courts of New Jersey for almost any type of offense. One of the exceptions to that is driving under the influence which the court rules prohibit plea bargaining on. However, the state still has to prove their case. Even though plea bargaining is not allowable, if the state is shown not to be able to prevail on their case, that DUI can be dismissed under certain circumstances. That is why it is important to speak to an attorney in that type of case.
Driving under the influence in New Jersey is taken very seriously and those who are charged will face serious consequences. You will be subject to a license suspension, a number of fines that can cost hundreds of dollars and depending on the number of offenses you have on your record, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device to ensure that you are sober when you get behind the wheel. Of course, just like any other charge, the more offenses you have on your record, the more severe the penalties will be. Contacting an attorney who has a years of experience and knows the ins and outs of the courts in your area can make or break the outcome of your case.
Contact the Law Offices of Richard E. Novak today to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your New Jersey traffic, intellectual property or business litigation matters.