Best NJ DWI Lawyer

Best NJ DWI Lawyer

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If you have been charged with a DWI (Driving while intoxicated) because the police allege you were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs you must call our office.

A conviction for a DWI will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. If it is your second offense, there is a mandatory 2 days jail sentence. If this is your third offense there is a mandatory 180 day jail sentence.  Having a team of experienced attorney’s reviewing your file can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.  Many people who are charged with a DWI think there is “nothing that can be done”.  This is simply not true!  There are many defenses that you may not be aware of.  That is why it is very important to hire an attorney who knows the law, knows how to defend this particular case and HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED THESE CASES. Call us now at 1-888-9-NOT-GUILTY (1-888-966-8484) for a free evaluation of your case. We’d be happy to talk to you.

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Detailed Penalties for DWI : 39:4-50

39:4-50. Driving while intoxicated.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, a person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more by weight of alcohol in the defendant’s blood or permits another person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or in his custody or control or permits another to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more by weight of alcohol in the defendant’s blood shall be subject:

(1) For the first offense:

(i) if the person’s blood alcohol concentration is 0.08% or higher but less than 0.10%, or the person operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or the person permits another person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or in his custody or control or permits another person with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher but less than 0.10% to operate a motor vehicle, to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $400 and a period of detainment of not less than 12 hours nor more than 48 hours spent during two consecutive days of not less than six hours each day and served as prescribed by the program requirements of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Centers established under subsection (f) of this section and, in the discretion of the court, a term of imprisonment of not more than 30 days and shall forthwith forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period of three months;

(ii) if the person’s blood alcohol concentration is 0.10% or higher, or the person operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or the person permits another person who is under the influence of narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or in his custody or control, or permits another person with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10% or more to operate a motor vehicle, to a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $500 and a period of detainment of not less than 12 hours nor more than 48 hours spent during two consecutive days of not less than six hours each day and served as prescribed by the program requirements of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Centers established under subsection (f) of this section and, in the discretion of the court, a term of imprisonment of not more than 30 days and shall forthwith forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period of not less than seven months nor more than one year;

(iii) For a first offense, a person also shall be subject to the provisions of P.L.1999, c.417 (C.39:4-50.16 et al.).

(2) For the second offense:

(2) For a second violation, a person shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00, and shall be ordered by the court to perform community service for a period of 30 days, which shall be of such form and on such terms as the court shall deem appropriate under the circumstances, and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than 48 consecutive hours, which shall not be suspended or served on probation, nor more than 90 days, and shall forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period of two years upon conviction, and, after the expiration of said period, he may make application to the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for a license to operate a motor vehicle, which application may be granted at the discretion of the chief administrator, consistent with subsection (b) of this section. For a second violation, a person also shall be required to install an ignition interlock device under the provisions of P.L.1999, c.417 (C.39:4-50.16 et al.).

(3) For the third offense:

(3) For a third or subsequent violation, a person shall be subject to a fine of $1,000.00, and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than 180 days in a county jail or workhouse, except that the court may lower such term for each day, not exceeding 90 days, served participating in a drug or alcohol inpatient rehabilitation program approved by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and shall thereafter forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for 10 years. For a third or subsequent violation, a person also shall be required to install an ignition interlock device under the provisions of P.L.1999, c.417 (C.39:4-50.16 et al.).

Additional Penalties that may Apply:

Additional penalties may apply if along with the DWI charge you were also charged with Refusing to provide a breath sample, DWI in a School Zone and/or Driving While Suspended.

We were more than pleased by the results obtained by the Shugar group. My sister went from a DUI plus 3 other citations down to basically Careless Driving. The fines were a fraction of what we expected and we definitely chose the right attorney to represent us. Cannot recommend them more highly.
CLIFFORD ginsberg
CLIFFORD ginsberg
21:48 13 Dec 18
I cannot say enough good things about this law firm. Kevin came to court with me this morning and got my big traffic violation charge dismissed and i got to keep my license (i was facing 6 month suspension). He got it charged down to a lesser charge and all i had to pay was court costs and ticket fees. thank you shugar law i am very happy i hired you to help me with me legal needs.
jennifer sweder
jennifer sweder
16:47 11 Dec 18
Very professional . They helped with a traffic ticket. We ended up with no points on the record. Communication with them was very good prior to the court date. The lawyer was there on time. I would highly recommend them
Claudia Ionescu
Claudia Ionescu
17:27 07 Dec 18
Thank you so much for representing me, I felt very confident in knowing your firm would handle my case with a grear deal of respect and dignity. Thank you very much!
MsVen123
MsVen123
14:54 30 Nov 18
Shugar Law Office has excellent attorneys. My attorney resolved my case with a dismissal. This is the second time that I had Shugar represent me. I am totally satisfied with their services and professionalism. Thank you for everything, you are the best.
Walter Sims
Walter Sims
22:41 26 Nov 18
I had a traffic violation that was going to be two points. They were able to get the violation down to a lesser charge with no points. My total fines were only $60 more than the ticket charge, without 5he points. Very pleased. Would uses their services again.
58sportsuburban
58sportsuburban
18:49 21 Nov 18
Excellent experience! Highly professional and accommodative. Successfully got my case dropped in court. Thank you!
Shani Berger
Shani Berger
15:02 15 Nov 18
Completely satisfied with the service provided. Lawyer was very clear, confident and friendly from the beginning. Recommended.
Bayron Castillo
Bayron Castillo
18:49 24 Oct 18
Thank you Matt for your help!! You really came through for me in a tough situation. I recommend them to anyone looking for help.
Andrew Rivera
Andrew Rivera
02:13 23 Oct 18
Very, very pleased with Mr. Shugar's help. Really nice person who explained everything and, confidently, delivered. Knows the whole traffic system and what goes on. Worth all the peace of mind. Would highly recommend, even though a little pricey compared to other lawyers.
Siu-Long Yao
Siu-Long Yao
00:27 23 Oct 18
Thank you Matt for helping resolve my traffic violation matters. You were very clear and helpful. Really appreciate the office for coming through for me.
Andrew Rivera
Andrew Rivera
14:25 16 Oct 18
Nice and friendly kept me informed up to my court date. Thank you
JaMelia P
JaMelia P
17:26 02 Oct 18
They where really good, good price, friendly face and got me the results I wanted no points low fines even with a nasty abstract lol I would use them again and recommend them to anyone in need of help with traffic tickets
Deñ Santiago
Deñ Santiago
21:40 16 Jul 18
The lawyer was great, he did exactly what he said he was going to do for me.
Cindy saint-louis
Cindy saint-louis
13:27 06 Jul 18
He said he would do what he said he would do drop me down to a no pointer.and his price was in my budget thank you shugar law.
tanya jackson
tanya jackson
18:02 02 Jul 18
I went to court today for 3 very serious driving violations that would have resulted in points and fines. However, the most serious charge was dismissed, and the other 2 tickets were downgraded and i received a small fee with no points. Im very happy with the outcome, and I highly recommended this law firm..Will definately use them again. Their rates was half of what other firms was charging me. Many thanks to Greg Shugar.😁
Charlene Chapman
Charlene Chapman
20:49 30 May 18
Got my ticket fee reduced by two thirds and no points! Good job!
Edwin Hiecke
Edwin Hiecke
22:12 04 May 18
This law office has super excellent lawyers who looked after my interest and fought my best. They exceeded.my expectations. I am more than happy and feel proud for my selection of this Law House.
tushar roy
tushar roy
20:40 26 Mar 18
Will recommend 💯 thank you guys for helping me
Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes
00:48 28 Feb 18
I wish if I could rate Gregory Philip Shugars Esq Millions of Stars. The excellency and professionalism of Mr. Kevin on representing my case was more than I can say with words. I wish if I could give Mr. Kevin a 6 Star. I thank Mr. Kevin beyond Major
JERY JACKY
JERY JACKY
23:52 22 Sep 17
I am very greatful for Shugar Law Office. They did exactly what they said they would do over the phone. I didn't even have to go to court. My case got completely dismissed. I paid no fine and got no points. I am a commercial driver. If I got this ticket I would've lost my job. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who gets a ticket in New Jersey.
Ahmed Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed
21:03 08 Aug 17
I received a ticket in the Holland tunnel that if I'd not called Shugar Law about would have resulted in points on my license, & higher insurance premiums, I emailed Shugar Law, gave them the ticket # , and they took it from there, I didn't have to do anything else, 6 weeks later the ticket was lowered to another charge , an $89 fine & NO POINTS ON MY LICENSE. Shugar Law saved me $$$ in insurance surcharges. I'd recommend them to any of my friends. If you receive a ticket for anything, do yourself a favor, call Shugar Law, they can help you,
Will The Thrill
Will The Thrill
13:32 25 Jun 17

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