NJ DUI Defense Blog

Ways to Avoid a DUI

A DUI can have serious consequences. Obviously, the best way to avoid the consequences is to avoid a DUI altogether. Of course, there are legal consequences to drinking and driving. However, the more serious consequences include hurting yourself, a friend, or another driver. Almost every American adult has an alcoholic beverage on occasion. Our society not…

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New Jersey BUI Laws

While many know about driving under the influence and the different laws that come along with suffering a DUI arrest, few know about how the law treats boats. However, many people enjoy driving their boats through the open waters, and being able to do so with the ease of mind of knowing what the law…

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Ignition Interlock Device in New Jersey

Ignition interlock devices have become a popular tool for the courts. There is some evidence that these devices prevent a person with a DUI conviction from repeating the offense. New Jersey is one of the states that have jumped on the ignition interlock device bandwagon in recent years. As of 2012, all 50 states have…

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New Legislation Would Tighten Laws for First-Time DUI Offenders

There has been a national push to make DUI penalties more strict. At the head of the push is Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The vice chair of the MAAD national board was in new jersey last month to thank legislators for considering the new bill. The bill which we will discuss later, in further detail,…

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

We all know the drill. Whenever someone receives field sobriety test, they stand on one foot, walk heel to toe in a straight line, and follow a light with their eyes. However, what you may no know is that field sobriety tests may not be as accurate as you think. Field sobriety tests are the…

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Drinking and Driving Underage: New Jersey DUI Laws for Minors

Drinking and driving come with high penalties for anyone. Grown ups know that they face major fines and penalties should they be caught for driving under the influence. However, adults also know the ins and outs of the law and how the laws impact them. Adults drive all the time, carrying know-how and experience that…

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How Does a DUI Affect Your Car Insurance

A DUI charge would be a burden for anyone. Assuming nobody was injured or killed, the biggest concern you may have is, “How is this going to affect my auto insurance?” This is a valid concern because if the court convicts you or suspends your license, you will see a substantial increase in your car…

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The Top 10 Craziest DUI Stories of the 21st Century

DUI arrests are common, but the craziest DUI stories are the ones that make the news. In the digital age, some arrests can go viral and spiral out of control. These stories aren’t usually violent or fatal, rather bizarre in nature. Regardless, these people got behind the wheel after drinking and have a lasting legacy…

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DMV Surcharges for Past and Pending Convictions

While your past criminal activities may seem to be in the past, often they come back to haunt you. One of those times comes when you must work with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV for short, charges surcharges for past and pending convictions. Understanding those surcharges help tremendously…

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How a DUI Lawyer Can Challenge Sobriety Testing

When you are pulled over for suspected DUI, you will often be expected to perform a series of tests. They refer to this battery of trials as Field Sobriety Testing. Some of the more commonly used tests are: Stand on one foot while counting Walk a straight line, heel to toe for s specific distance…

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