It's a pretty common question. You may have even talked to your friends about it at the bar. Can you refuse to take a breathalyzer test?
It's that time of year: Classes are starting up again, athletic team practices are well underway, and college students across the state are reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new friends. It's also the time of year for parties. Homecoming, Halloween, frat mixers and other get-togethers often result in an uptick in DUI arrests.
DUIs can be very expensive, but not always in the way you would think. While the state of New Jersey imposes fines, fees and surcharges for both first-time and repeat offenses, there are other costs to be aware of.
In many states, first-time DUI offenders can participate in diversionary programs that allow them to avoid the harsh penalties of a conviction and keep their records clean. While New Jersey does have diversion programs - such as the Pre-Trial Intervention Program ("PTI"), the Conditional Discharge Program and the Conditional Dismissal Program - for certain offenses, none of these programs apply to DUI. However, that does not mean your case is hopeless.
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, I have the experience you want fighting your New Jersey DWI and Refusal charge. I have personally had hundreds of New Jersey DWI cases dismissed and will work hard to get you similar positive results! My past legal work experience includes positions as a New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor and New Jersey Public Defender. What all this experience means is that I know both sides of the DWI law and can easily anticipate the arguments opposing counsel will make in your case.