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What You Need To Know About Drunk Driving In New Jersey

At Agre & St. John, we believe that a strong attorney-client relationship begins with transparency and communication. We begin every case by making sure you understand your case fully. Below are some common questions clients ask us. While the answers may vary based on your case specifics, the basics are below. For personalized council, call us at 856-422-8364.

Can I get a DWI if my blood alcohol content (BAC) was below the legal limit?

If you are visibly intoxicated or unsafe to drive, the police can arrest you for a DWI regardless of if you are above the .08% legal limit.

Can I still fight my charges if I took a breath test?

Breath tests are not the silver bullet evidence people often believe them to be. Inadequate training, improper maintenance, calibration errors and other mistakes are very common and can invalidate the breath test results.

Will I lose my license?

A first DUI or DWI conviction has several consequences, including expensive fines, jail time, substance abuse counseling, license suspension and alcohol abuse education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).

What if this is not my first DWI?

If you have repeat DWI charges, the consequences become dramatically more serious and can include lengthy jail sentences and thousands of dollars in fines in addition to license revocation.

Do I need an attorney?

Yes. You absolutely should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and fight for your rights. You can reach our office online to talk about your options.