The holidays are almost here, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, we look forward to family, food and giving thanks for the all that we have. We also attend holiday parties where there is bound to be alcohol served. If you use a designated driver, it may not be of concern to you; however, if you drink and decide to drive there is a good chance, especially around Thanksgiving, that you will be arrested for DUI NJ.

Black Wednesday

The day before Thanksgiving, aka Black Wednesday, is a day to prepare for the holiday and also a day of increased police surveillance for those who choose to drink and drive. There are police roadblocks and increased surveillance. It’s also a great day to catch a DUI in NJ. That’s the easy part. The hard part comes next.

Consequences of DUI in NJ

In addition to totally ruining your turkey dinner, an arrest and subsequent conviction for DUI NJ can carry life altering consequences. There are increasingly harsh fines and penalties; the sentences will get longer and longer and the fines get higher and higher. The length of time that you will be without a license also increases with each subsequent conviction. DUI NJ is no joke.

After Your DUI in NJ

The consequences of your DUI NJ don’t end when your sentence ends, either. Depending on certain factors, you may have to install an interlock device in your vehicle. This prevents the vehicle from starting if it detects alcohol on your breath. There is also an insurance surcharge and increased insurance rates for those convicted of DUI.

DUI NJ Defense Specialist

DUI Defense Lawyer Douglas Herring would like to wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season. He hopes that you drive and stay safe. If, however, you find yourself arrested for DUI NJ, contact the leader of our DUI Defense Team at 609-321-8060. DUI is a serious offense that you can’t deal with on your own. With the help of Douglas Herring and the Princeton DUI Defense Team, you won’t have to.