Regardless of our intentions, actions have consequences. Whether you feel impaired or not, consuming small quantities of alcohol, or the use of other drugs, impairs judgment. Sadly, despite all of our knowledge, sometimes when judgment is impaired, people get behind the wheel and drive. And when that impairment causes an accident or death, the results are catastrophic for innocent people. If you’re lucky, before you hurt yourself or someone else, you may be stopped and arrested for DWI.
In New Jersey, to be pulled over, an officer must observe a moving violation. Suspicion of driving while intoxicated is not enough. So, if you have been arrested for a DUI/DWI, you have other traffic offenses to address as well. The consequences of such an event can be significant. You could face loss of your license, possible jail time, community service, or a combination of those, plus significant fines and insurance surcharges.
This is why it is wise to get legal help from an attorney you can trust. Depending on the severity of an accident or the conditions surrounding your arrest, your case is serious — and no matter what, it warrants assistance from an experienced lawyer.
How a New Jersey DWI Attorney Can Help
No matter what kind of traffic offense you may be charged with, the consequences may change your life. You need capable legal help on your side. Although it might seem like you can handle a citation or even an arrest on your own at first, this mistake could have huge ramifications. An experienced attorney who handles careless driving attorney matters and DWIs may protect you, and allows you to make knowledgable decisions.
The Segalas Law Firm is here to help. Please contact us today for further information or to schedule a consultation.