If you have been arrested on a DWI charge in Atlantic City NJ, the first thing you need to know is that the prosecutors are extremely tenacious in prosecuting these cases. The DWI law in NJ State has five different versions of a DWI. As with any criminal charge, the State bears the burden of proving the charge against you. However, with the increased intolerance towards drivers who are considered to be intoxicated, defending a DWI charge is a serious problem, and the penalties have become more severe upon conviction. Do not gamble with your future!
The first offense of five offenses is Driving While Ability Impaired (“DWAI”), which is a traffic violation and not a criminal offense. Even though this is a traffic offense, you may still find yourself paying a fine and loosing your driving privileges for a period of time. The DWAI offense is what an experienced attorney may be able to get the prosecutor to allow you to plead down to. However, if you have resisted arrest, or refused to take a breathalyzer test then you may not get this opportunity. This is where you need the DWI Attorney in Atlantic City NJ who has the experience of working through these plea deals with the prosecutor.
The DWI charges provided by the law are very involved and they have very serious penalties. Each of the five levels of charges carry very harsh consequences and each can result in the loss of driving privileges for a long time. Each will drive your insurance rates up so high that you might not be able to afford to drive. New York Sate is not a forgiving state when the DWI charge involves an accident, or there is a child in the car. A DWI Attorney in Atlantic City NJ can work with the prosecutors to reduce a charge, but only if you have been cooperative with the police.
Refusal to take any test that would assess the level of blood alcohol in your body will result in a criminal charge and a presumption of quilt. The refusal carries automatic penalties.
Don’t risk your family life, your job and your personal happiness by not hiring the attorney who can really help you. Contact the Law Office of Mark D. Kargman to schedule a consultation with a DWI lawyer.