What Happens If Police Arrest You for DUI? Many New Jersey motorists don’t take drinking and driving seriously. They think they can have several beers and still drive safely. They may think that as long as they don’t cause an accident, they won’t get caught or face charges. This would be wrong on both accounts….

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Increasingly, video evidence is being presented in court by prosecuting counsel. An in-car camera presents an audio and visual record of the driving behavior of an individual before being stopped by police, as well as any statements made by the subject while taking DUI tests. In most cases, the arresting police officer will have a…

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The stakes of driving under the influence (DUI) are high. A person convicted of this offense has to pay penalties and even serve a jail term. Most often, the driver’s license of the person convicted of a DUI offense is suspended. Getting the license back requires fulfilling certain requirements that are set by the state…

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Most people think that driving after drinking will result in a DUI charge. This is not necessarily the case as you will be only charged when you operate a vehicle when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is more than 0.08 percent. Police officers follow standard guidelines established by the National Highway Transportation and Safety…

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Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08 can result in serious charges. Generally, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor. However, if the drunk driver causes an accident that results in the loss of property or life, it can become a felony instead of a misdemeanor….

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The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and refusal to submit to an alchotest (sometimes erroneously called a “breathalyzer”) in Middletown, New Jersey.  The client was allegedly found passed out in her car in the parking lot of a convenience store, the car’s engine…

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Anyone  who drives in a manner that endangers the life or property of another is guilty of negligent driving in the eyes of the law. The legal repercussions differ when a driver is convicted of driving negligently under the influence of alcohol. In other words, negligent driving and driving under the influence (DUI) cases are…

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Many people think that getting convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) is a minor offence. But the reality is that this conviction can have serious legal repercussions. Negligent driving, without the influence of any legal or illegal substance, is considered a civil offence, and is therefore sentenced with lighter fines and sentences.  A DUI,…

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