Under New Jersey law, a drunk driving arrest can lead to jail time and license suspension even for a first offense. You will also be hit hard with court fees and higher insurance. In addition to the public stigma, the criminal record may haunt you for years to come.
The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C., can defend you against charges of driving under the influence. Our DWI/DUI defense lawyers will exhaust every avenue to avoid jail and minimize the penalties and collateral consequences.
Arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey?
Call us right away for a free consultation at 908-864-6889. We practice in municipal courts of Somerset County and the Middlesex Metro area.
Drunk Driving Defense In Central New Jersey
We handle all scenarios related to driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, including:
- First-time DUI/DWI
- Repeat offender
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
- Under 21 drinking and driving (Zero Tolerance violation)
- Breathalyzer refusal (implied consent violation)
- Driving on a license suspended for DUI
- Drunk driving accident causing injury or death
No matter how bad it may seem, our attorneys can protect your rights and improve your situation.
Driving Under The Influence Is A Serious Charge
These are some of the severe penalties and the collateral consequences if you are convicted of DUI/DWI:
- Up to 30 days in jail
- Loss of license for three months to one year
- Hundreds of dollars in fines and surcharges
- Ignition interlock (at your expense)
- Massive increase in auto insurance
- Job loss or employment barriers
That is just for a first offense. If you have two or more DUIs in a 10-year period, or other aggravating factors, the potential punishment is much stiffer.
How Can A DUI/DWI Lawyer Help Me?
It rarely ends well when people plead guilty to DUI or try to defend themselves in court. There are many procedures that police have to comply with to sustain a conviction. Our attorneys know those issues, and how to parse the traffic stop and arrest to make sure the officer followed procedure.
We are also familiar with alternatives to prevent a DUI conviction, such as negotiating a plea to a lesser charge like reckless driving. If we can reach a favorable deal with the prosecutor, we do that. If not, we can protect our client’s rights if the case needs to go before a judge.
We Fight For Your Rights
Please call our Somerville office today at 908-864-6889 to arrange a consultation or fill out our online form, and we will respond soon. We practice in Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Union and Mercer counties.