DWI Defense Lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey
As recently as 2012, a report published by the New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program found that Bergen County led the state in the number of DWI arrests. That is, if you drink liquor or consume drugs that impair your ability to safely operate a vehicle, you are likely to find yourself in cuffs and behind bars in Bergen County. Bergen County aggressively prosecutes individuals who are suspected of driving while intoxicated, so it is vitally important that you know how to protect your rights in the event you are arrested and charged with DWI.
Aretsky Law Group, P.C. has defended countless individuals charged with DWI in Bergen County achieve a positive resolution of their charges. Through our experienced and zealous representation, we may be able to assist you in avoiding some of the more serious consequences that accompany a DWI conviction.
Possible Penalties for DWI Convictions in Bergen County
The specific penalties and consequences you might face if you were convicted of DWI in Bergen County will depend (in large part) on the number of previous DWI convictions you have had. In any DWI case, you may face the imposition of:
- Fines, which can range from $250 to $1,000. These fines would need to be paid in addition to any court costs, restitution, or other fees that you may be ordered to pay as well.
- Jail/Imprisonment, which can be up to 180 days of incarceration. In many cases, any jail sentence ordered will typically need to be served at once, which can negatively impact your ability to keep your job and/or fulfill your other familial responsibilities;
- Restitution, if you caused harm to another person as a result of your decision to drive under the influence;
In addition, you may face a suspension of your driving privileges, be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, obtain an alcohol or drug evaluation and follow the recommendations made by your evaluator regarding therapy or treatment.
Do Not Handle Your Bergen County DWI Charges Alone
You may forfeit important rights if you attempt to resolve your DWI charges by yourself. Before proceeding to trial, speak with Aretsky Law Group, P.C. to discuss a course of action that is in your best interests. Contact us today at 1-800-537-4154.