Driving while intoxicated (DWI) — referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) in other locations — is always handled in municipal court in New Jersey, unless it accompanies another more serious criminal charge, such as hitting someone and causing injuries or death.
At Robinson & Andujar, our attorneys have decades of experience fighting drunk driving charges. We represent first offenders and repeat offenders in Millville, Vineland, Bridgeton and Cumberland County. In every case, our goal is to take every step necessary to protect our client from the serious repercussions of a DWI charge.
The Two Most Common Questions About DWI Charges
We believe that maintaining open lines of communication with clients is a critical component of professionalism. At our law firm, we make a point of answering all of our clients' questions.
In drunk driving cases, the first question is almost always "Will I have to go to jail?" Incarceration is possible. It is even mandatory on the third or higher offense. Of course, we work hard to make certain that our clients never set foot behind bars.
The second question asked by DWI clients tends to be "Will my driver's license be suspended?" Driver's license suspension is the most common drunk driving penalty. On a first offense, a driver's license suspension of up to a year is on the line. On a second offense, the suspension increases to two years. On a third offense, a conviction could result in a 10-year suspension. We understand exactly how much a suspended driver's license can interfere with a person's day-to-day life. We strive to minimize suspensions.
DWI Defense Strategies
If the traffic stop was mishandled by police or there is any indication that the breath test was administered incorrectly, we may seek to have charges dismissed. Our lawyers will look for any mitigating circumstances that can be used to put our clients in a better position.
Free Consultations — Millville Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Call 800-475-3116 or send an e-mail to schedule a free consultation with one of our Vineland DWI/DUI lawyers. In addition to English, Spanish is spoken fluently in our office.