It could happen to anyone. You stop off at the local watering hole for a drink or two with a few friends or coworkers and then you head on home. However, instead of making it to your driveway, you're pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated.
New Jersey authorities take the issue of drunk driving extremely seriously, which is certainly appropriate. But unfortunately, an individual who receives a DUI charge can wind up paying an unexpectedly high price for his or her alleged transgression.
There are many costs, both financial and otherwise, that you face with a DUI conviction. First, there are penalties for the offense itself. As we have written on this blog, a mere first offense can result in up to a $400 fine or 30 days in jail. But in addition, you may see your auto insurance rates go up.
You could also lose your driving privileges for as long as three months, which will certainly impact your life. Depending on your circumstances, you may have to find alternate forms of transportation just to get to work and carry out your daily responsibilities. Being so dependent on others is not only inconvenient but also very humbling.
We at the law offices of Johnson & Johnson recognize the challenges experienced by our clients who are facing DUI charges. If you should choose our firm to handle your case, we will work to build a defense that aims to protect your rights and provide you with the opportunity to achieve your best possible outcome.
Please read over the pages of this website to learn about the approach we will take when acting on your behalf.