Fighting For Your Rights After A DUI/DWI Arrest
Facing a drunk driving charge in South Jersey is often frightening and overwhelming. In addition to monetary fines and penalties, a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction could result in the loss of your driver’s license, insurance surcharges, motor vehicle points, suspension of registration and even incarceration. Further still, if your job requires any type of driving, you may find yourself unemployed after being convicted of drunk driving since you can no longer drive to work.
If you have been arrested for or charged with a DUI/DWI, you need me, an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the complexities of New Jersey drunk driving laws. I am attorney Jill R. Cohen, and I will ensure that you present the best possible defense to counter the charges filed against you. I have defended many DUI/DWI cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and litigated in municipal courts in Pennsauken, Winslow, Voorhees, Monroe, Deptford, Hammonton and Atlantic City and throughout South Jersey.
I understand that many drunk driving cases are the result of a mistake, and you may never have been arrested before. This can place a great deal of stress on individuals and their families. I am here to help you every step of the way in your case. Do not attempt to fight DUI/DWI charges alone. We can work together to pursue a resolution to the situation that helps you move forward with your life and protects your family.
Facts About New Jersey’s Strict DUI/DWI Laws
Under New Jersey state law, an individual may face charges of DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol and may face serious breathalyzer test refusal charges. New Jersey does not make any distinction between DUI and DWI (driving while intoxicated). You can also be charged even if consuming prescribed drugs. I have considerable knowledge about strategies to successfully fight DUI charges.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, I understand that being charged with drunk driving in New Jersey can be scary because the penalties are often severe. For example, all DUI/DWI convictions are permanently recorded at the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles, which imposes a mandatory insurance surcharge (between $3,000 and $5,000) on drivers with drunk driving convictions in New Jersey. The amount you have to pay for a surcharge will depend on how many prior DUI or DWI convictions you have had.
Examining All Aspects Of The Case
Many times, New Jersey DUI offenses are defended based on a violation of your constitutional rights. The police cannot just stop anyone for a traffic violation, and there must be significant proof that you are driving drunk. Mere suspicion and guesses are not enough to make an arrest. The police can only arrest you based on a significant amount of evidence of intoxication. Further, they are only permitted to arrest you if they have “probable cause.”
Many of these types of DWI cases and other driving offenses are successfully defended by hearings challenging the validity of the arrest. My years of experience in New Jersey criminal law and traffic defense make me eminently qualified to handle any type of DUI case in municipal courts throughout New Jersey.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Me
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drunk driving offense, I am here to help. Let’s get started building your defense today. Contact my Haddonfield office online or call 856-754-5501 to schedule your free initial consultation. I can meet you at my office or wherever you may be incarcerated.