Memorial Day is a weekend filled with fun in the sun. It is important to remember the law pertaining to drinking and driving while you get out on the beaches, have BBQs, and enjoy safe, responsible drinking. If you are going to drink, please think about your safety and the safety of others. Make good decisions before you drink your first drink.
Consequences for a DUI in New Jersey
The police will be proactive around Memorial Day. They will make sure the streets are safe and that means DUI checkpoints and a greater presence on the road. If you were to get caught drinking and driving, you could face a future burdened by a range of fines, up to 30 days in jail, a license suspension for up to 3 months, and a mandatory engagement into the IDRS. If you were to be caught within 10 years of the first, you could face a future burdened by up to 90 days in jail, a license suspension for up to 2 years, engagement in the IDRC, and a range of fines. It is important to fight these charges as they could impact your future immensely.
Think before letting your friend drive your vehicle
If you have had too much to drink, you may decide its best to make a good decision like let someone else drive. You are right. It is a good decision, but do you know how much your friend has drank? In New Jersey, if you have handed your keys over to another person and they get issued a DUI, you could be issued the same. This means that you could get a DUI if someone else is caught drunk driving your car. If you are too drunk to drive, it is important to know that your driver isn’t.
Contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC
Our firm has over 25 years of experience helping clients through tough times. If you have been arrested for a DUI, your future depends on the representation you choose. It is critical that you pick the right attorney. Contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for a consultation.