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Blog: DUI/DWI

  • Defending Against DUI Charges in New Jersey: Steps to Take

    Dec 18, 2023

    Navigating the treacherous waters of a DUI charge can be daunting, especially in New Jersey, where the laws are strict, and the penalties are severe. If you find yourself facing such charges, it is crucial to understand your rights and the role of a criminal defense lawyer in this process. This article, brought to you by The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, provides a comprehensive guide to help you take appropriate steps if charge...
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  • 3 Ways You Can Get a DWI For "Sleeping It Off" in Your Car In NJ

    Jul 8, 2022

    While sleeping in your car instead of driving home after having a few drinks may seem like a responsible choice, the state of New Jersey views this choice differently. Here are three ways you can still get a DWI for “sleeping it off” in your car in 1. Sleeping in the driver’s seat Even if you have no intention of driving your vehicle, sleeping in the driver’s seat can give law enforcement officers reaso...
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  • How Many DWI Breath Tests Do Officers Conduct Annually?

    Jan 26, 2022

    Before arresting you for driving while intoxicated, officers must have probable cause that you are doing something unlawful. Probable cause is a comparatively high legal standard that requires officers to have reasonable grounds for making an arrest. Therefore, they cannot arrest you on impulse or intuition. If you fail a DWI breath test, though, you give officers probable cause to support your arrest. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that officers routinely use thes...
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  • Can You Refuse A Breath Test?

    Dec 2, 2021

    When a police officer suspects that a driver may be driving while intoxicated, they will likely administer field sobriety tests along with a breath test. While you can refuse to submit to a breath test, there will be What is a breath test? A breath test measures What happens if you refuse to take a breath test? When you get a driver’s license in New Jersey, you give your implied consent to submi...
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  • What do you know about DUI penalties?

    Oct 21, 2021

    After getting your first DUI, you have a lot of concerns to address. For instance, how far back does a drunk driving charge set you financially? MoneyGeek breaks down License fees If you lose your license, you must pay a fee to get it back after completing your license suspension period. Cost of transportation While finishing your license suspension, you must still get to and from work and everywhere else you need to go...
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  • Beware of DWI and DUI Around the Holiday Season

    Oct 11, 2021

    The fall and winter holiday season is approaching fast. While the holidays are a time to celebrate and relax with loved ones, they also bring danger for drivers and passengers. Holidays in the United States have a much higher rate of drunk driving than other days throughout the year. What are the accident statistics? It’s not difficult to see the correlation between holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a spike in DUI and DWI. Thes...
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  • Possible Causes of Breath Test False Positives

    Sep 23, 2021

    In many cases, a positive result on a breath test is enough to land you behind bars. Since this is a key piece of evidence, you would expect that it is unfailingly accurate. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to WebMD, a Keto diet If you are health conscious, you may have adopted the ketogenic diet. The keto diet involves eating lots of protein to force your body into ketosis so i...
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  • Are You Eligible For The DUII Program?

    Sep 8, 2021

    Getting a DUI in New Jersey can impact your life significantly, potentially disrupting your career and even affecting your personal relationships. Fortunately, a variety of resources can facilitate course correction and help you get your life back on track. One resource you may draw upon is the Driving Under the Influence Initiative, also known as the DUII program. Assessing your eligibility can help you determine if you would be a good candidate. Course requirements Factor...
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  • What are your rights if you are arrested?

    Aug 4, 2021

    Your behavior during an arrest, even if you are innocent, can have long-term consequences. You should know your rights and When Police may arrest you if they have a warrant. This is a court order compelling the arrest of the person named in that document and setting forth probable cause for the arrest. Police must show you the warrant upon your request. Police may also arrest you without a warrant if they observe yo...
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  • Can You Be Charged With DWI If Your Bac Is Below The Legal Limit?

    Apr 5, 2021

    As more bars and restaurants start to open up in New Jersey, people may be imbibing a couple drinks at happy hour or taking a date out to a nice meal and a bottle of wine. However, this does not mean that police in the state will not continue to take drunk driving seriously. It is important to note that in New Jersey, you do not have to have a blood-alcohol concentration above the lega...
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