DWI Defense Lawyers in Hudson County, New Jersey
There are plenty of places in Hudson County where you and your family and/or friends can make lasting memories. Just don’t make a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction one of those memories. If you do, you may find yourself paying thousands of dollars in fines and costs and/or spending a considerable amount of time in jail. While many drivers who visit or live in Hudson County expect police to be out in force looking for intoxicated drivers around holidays and other similar times of the year, the truth is that Hudson County law enforcement officers are always eager to arrest and pursue a conviction for DWI regardless of the time of year.
While law enforcement officers and prosecutors will attempt to utilize their resources and knowledge to convict you of DWI, you can fight these efforts with the help of an experienced and resourceful DWI law firm like the Hudson County law firm of Aretsky Law Group, P.C.
What Should I Do After Being Pulled Over in Hudson County for DWI?
You should prepare now as to how you plan on responding if you are pulled over by an officer in Hudson County. In a number of DWI cases, the decisions made by the driver during and immediately after being pulled over have made all the difference in the outcome of the driver’s case:
- Should I tell the officer how much I have had to drink? During a traffic stop you do have to show the officer your license, insurance, and registration. However, you do not need to answer any questions about whether you have been drinking and/or to what extent. Answering such questions can give the officer evidence to arrest you and your answers will almost certainly be used against you in a criminal proceeding.
- Should I perform field sobriety tests and/or a preliminary breath test? Performing roadside tests may not be to your long-term advantage, especially if you have been drinking a considerable amount of alcohol. If you refuse to perform roadside tests to determine your incapacitation, you will probably be arrested anyway. However, in so refusing you may also deprive the prosecution of objective evidence they might otherwise use against you at trial.
Should I Speak with Law Enforcement Officers?
Your arresting officer will also likely ask you other questions after you have been placed under arrest. You have a right to speak with an attorney from Aretsky Law Group, P.C. before answering questions that might be used against you later. Exercise your right and call us at 1-800-537-4154 right away for help.