DWI (Driving While Impaired) is slightly different from driving under the influence because in many states of the US DUI refers only to driving under the influence of alcohol and or narcotics. But Driving While Impaired may mean the driver’s judgement may be impaired by many reasons such as illegal narcotics, alcohol or even prescription…

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Definition of DUI DUI may be defined as: “The act or crime of driving while affected by alcohol or drugs.”  In many parts of the world including the US, this is a serious crime and is liable to prosecution by the state as a criminal offense (punishable with incarceration and or fines.) And more ever…

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The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  The client was accused by the New Jersey State Police of driving with a blood alcohol content (“BAC”) of .08 according to the alchotest (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “breathalyzer”),…

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The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  The client was accused of having caused a car accident on a highway, then leaving his car on the highway while he ran away.  When he was ultimately apprehended by the police,…

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Tips for Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays With the festive holiday season comes celebrations. Many of these involve alcohol, and it should come as no surprise that the number of DUI arrests increases at this time of year. Here are a few tips for enjoying festive, but DUI free holidays. The only foolproof way…

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DWI Arrests Can’t Be Expunged Expungement is a means for opening doors of opportunity. Unfortunately, not all crimes are eligible, and motor vehicle offenses are never eligible. As such, a DWI arrest cannot be expunged. Most people understand why a violent crime cannot be expunged, even if it doesn’t seem particularly fair in all circumstances….

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Don’t Face DUI Charges Alone Often when you get an ordinary traffic ticket, you aren’t required to appear in court. You can simply pay the fine and move on with life.  If you’ve been charged with a DUI, however, the stakes are higher, and you’ll certainly have to appear in court. Many people don’t really…

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The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Milltown, New Jersey.  The client was accused of having caused a serious accident while driving under the influence of drugs.  When the police arrived on the scene, the client was sitting by his disabled car,…

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