A drunk driving arrest can be incredibly stressful for anyone. Your driving privileges, reputation and potentially your employment are all on the line.
The majority of traffic stops start off as routine events. Sadly, they can become tragic in short order. Following several incidents where police officers killed motorists or vice versa, more legislators are working to train drivers how to respond to being pulled over. Here are some tips that might help you make it through a stop.
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?
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.