Fighting Drunk Driving Charges In Ocean County
A drunk driving (DUI/DWI) conviction in New Jersey is not criminal matter. It is rather a municipal court matter but nonetheless carries very serious consequences. If found guilty of drunk driving, you could face serious consequences such as:
- The loss of your driver’s license for three months to 20 years
- Installation of a breath-testing device in your car
- Raised insurance rates
- Alcohol abuse counseling
If this is a third or subsequent conviction for drunk driving, you face a mandatory six-month jail sentence. In addition, many employers will fire you if you are convicted of drunk driving.
If you have been accused of drunk driving in Ocean County or anywhere in the surrounding area, Dolcy Law Firm, L.L.C., is here to protect your rights, your driver’s license and your future. Attorney Colleen Dolcy is an experienced Toms River defense lawyer with a background as a prosecutor. She knows DUI/DWI law from both sides and draws upon her knowledge and experience to help her clients pursue the most favorable possible results.
Dismantling DUI/DWI Evidence
In New Jersey, a person is legally drunk if they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. Evidence from breath and blood tests is not without flaws, however, and an experienced defense lawyer can work to expose weaknesses in the case against you.
Attorney Colleen Dolcy is a former prosecutor who once stood in the shoes of law enforcement officials. Today she draws upon that experience to defend her clients against drunk driving charges. She will aggressively seek the facts that support your rights and your future, working to identify and expose weaknesses in the case against you.
Keeping Up To Date With Drunk Driving Laws
Drunk driving laws are constantly evolving in New Jersey. If you rely on legal advice from word of mouth, you may leave yourself open to costly mistakes.
For instance, recent changes in New Jersey implied consent laws make the punishments less severe. While in the past, breath test refusal resulted in automatic suspension of your driver’s license, now suspension is less severe and replaced with the requirement to install an ignition interlock device.
While in the past, telling someone to never refuse the breath test may have been wise advice, today the picture is more nuanced. Always talk with an experienced lawyer like Colleen Dolcy before making any decisions that will impact your future.