New Jersey DWI Lawyer Adam Lustberg Explains Drunk Driving Cases and Consequences in New Jersey

New Jersey: Adam Lustberg, a New Jersey DWI lawyer and the founder of Lustberg Law Offices, LLC, explains the consequences of drunk driving in his recent article

DWI, also known as Driving While Intoxicated, can be a serious charge. The DWI lawyer specifically explains: “The sentence you are facing is serious and could have lasting consequences for your entire life, no matter if you were driving while intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.”

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New Jersey DWI offenses can lead to severe penalties. It will have a serious impact on a person’s life now and in the future. There are severe consequences that one could be facing, including a suspension of their driver's permit and increased insurance rates. For potential employers, loan officers, and college officials to check during background checks, a DWI conviction will remain on in a person’s record.

N.J.S.A. provides the following information about DWI in New Jersey: 39:4-50. The penalties for DWI in New Jersey depend largely upon whether a person has ever been convicted and the proven BAC/urinalysis/blood test results. Individuals younger than 21 years may be found guilty if they are found to have alcohol in their blood while driving a vehicle.

It is also illegal to drive a motor vehicle when one is impaired by a drug, narcotic, or habit-producing substance. When impaired driving is caused by drug use, it's commonly called driving under the influence of drugs (DUI).

A person who drives a vehicle on a highway or public road in New Jersey must give their implicit agreement to have a breath sample taken if they suspect that he/she is driving while intoxicated. A police officer must have reasonable grounds of believing that someone is driving under the influence to collect a sample. However, the refusal to submit a test sample when asked can lead to mandatory sanctions

In many instances, a person has the right to challenge the chemical test that was administered. New Jersey's standard instrument is the Draeger Alcotest "breathalyzer". There are certain rules and restrictions.

The operator should also record the steps taken for calibrating it before administering any tests. It must be maintained between use and inspected periodically. It is necessary to obtain a coordinator’s certificate to demonstrate that a breathalyzer machine user knows how to calibrate, use, and inspect these machines in order to ensure that they work properly.

The law in New Jersey generally requires that a person be subjected to a series of tests administered by a drug identification expert (DRE). The evidence one provides will likely be rejected if the expert at the station where they were tested was not available.

To learn more about DWI cases and to get in touch with Adam Lustberg, visit his website.

About Lustberg Law Offices LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC handles criminal cases exclusively in New Jersey and New York. The firm has a hard-earned reputation for getting the job done for clients. The firm’s founding attorney, Adam M. Lustberg, has represented clients at every stage of the criminal justice process, including detention hearings, arraignments, plea negotiations, and trials.


For more information about Lustberg Law Offices, LLC, contact the company here:

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC
Adam Lustberg
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