DWI

How Does a DUI/DWI Impact Your Life?

Driving While Intoxicated

DUI/DWI is a serious offense. If someone is arrested for a DUI/DWI, he or she may face fines and legal fees. He or she may also face imprisonment and other severe consequences.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI/DWI, you should consult with an experienced DUI/DWI defense attorney as soon as possible.

How Does a DUI/DWI Conviction Impact Your Life?

Legal Consequences

A DUI/DWI may result in:

  • Arrest
  • Prison time
  • Fines and legal fees
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Driving restrictions, such as only being allowed to drive to and from your job
  • Probation
  • A potential criminal record

Personal Consequences

A DUI/DWI may have severe personal repercussions that include:

  • Loss of career opportunities
  • Increased rates for health, life and home insurance due to the possibility of a high-risk death
  • Job loss
  • Damaged reputation
  • Embarrassment and humiliation
  • College or university application denials
  • Job application denials
  • Auto insurance cancellations

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI/DWI, contact The Law Offices of Joel Silberman, LLC. Our experienced DUI/DWI defense attorneys have extensive knowledge and the necessary experience and skills to handle your DUI/DWI case. We will work hard to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to help you avoid a serious conviction. Call 201-420-1913 or email joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com.

 

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

Intoxicated driver

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a category of DWI but has higher penalties, different plea-bargaining restrictions and is considered a more serious crime than a regular DWI. New York State enacted a new law in 2007 that created the Aggravated DWI charge.

Aggravated DWI is a misdemeanor. If you are charged with it, you will most likely not be able to plead below a DWI misdemeanor.

Criminal Penalties for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

First Aggravated DWI: A first DWI offense, regardless of the results of the Breathalyzer test, is considered a misdemeanor. An offender could be sentenced to a jail term of up to one year, with probation for an additional 3 years. He or she could also be charged a fine ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 and have his or her driver’s license suspended for up to a year.

The offender may also be required to attend a Victim Impact Panel, which is a program designed to help offenders understand the effects of DWI.
Second Aggravated DWI: If a person commits a second Aggravated DWI within 10 years of his or her first one, he or she can be charged with a Class E felony. The offender can be sentenced to a jail term of up to 4 years and face a maximum fine of $5,000. In addition, his or her license can be revoked for up to 18 months.
Third Aggravated DWI: A third Aggravated DWI in 10 years is treated as a Class D felony. The offender can be sentenced to a jail term of up to7 years and face a fine ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. The offender’s license can also be revoked for up to 18 months.

Civil Penalties

An Aggravated DWI also carries civil penalties which may include a $250 per year DMV assessment for three years and a $395 court surcharge.
The offender will be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in his or her car during probation or the conditional discharge period. An IID is a mechanism to prevent drinking and driving. This device requires the driver to breathe into it so that it can analyze the blood alcohol level. If the level is high, the car won’t start. Once the device is installed, it cannot be removed for 6 months. All charges for installation and maintenance are the offender’s responsibility.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DWI or Aggravated DWI, you need to speak to our experienced DWI defense lawyers as soon as possible. We have extensive knowledge and the necessary experience and skills to handle any and all DWI charges. Our DWI defense lawyers will work to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to help you avoid a serious criminal conviction. Call 201-420-1913 or email joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com.

 

Benefits of Hiring a DWI Attorney in NJ

DWI charges can lead to serious consequences. If you have been arrested for DWI in New Jersey, then it is important to hire a New Jersey DWI lawyer who understands DWI law in New Jersey. Some people try to handle the case alone, and due to their inexperience loose the case and ruin their future. Choosing the right New Jersey DWI lawyer is the best decision to make when charged with a DWI.

Advantages of Hiring New Jersey DWI Attorney

Best legal advice

  • A New Jersey DWI attorney provides priceless legal advice that can help you answer properly in the court.
  • New Jersey DWI attorney will help you understand the legal system and keep you informed about the case.

Professional services

  • A New Jersey DWI attorney completes all the paperwork for you and explains how to avoid providing self-incriminating evidence in court.
  • He will help you cope with the situation and keeps stress away from you.
  • He will investigate how the field sobriety test took place and try to find any loopholes in it.

Witness gathering

  • The DWI lawyer gathers the witnesses and questions them thoroughly. If you are not able to track down the witnesses, then he will hire private investigators to track them.

Defense planning

  • As these attorneys are experienced and have specialized skills in DWI laws, they will get the best possible defense ready for you.
  • If you are already convicted of a DWI crime, a New Jersey DWI lawyer works hard to minimize your punishment.

Contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal defense lawyer

If you have been charged with DWI anywhere in the state of New Jersey, then call Mr. Joel Silberman at 201-420-1913 immediately. right away. Joel and his team will provide an aggressive defense from start to finish and offer you the best chance to stay out of jail. For a free initial consultation, call us at 201-420-1913 . You can also email us at joel@joelsilbermanlaw.com and visit our website for additional information at https://joelsilbermanlaw.com/.

 

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A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense can have serious penalties and can involve hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and jail time. Getting the help of a skilled DUI defense attorney is crucial. A DUI defense attorney can negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor, find loopholes and errors, expunge your conviction and get a fair judgement. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI, you need to speak to our experienced DUI defense lawyers as soon as possible. We will work to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to avoid a serious conviction. Call 201-420-1913.

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Video: What is Aggravated DWI

Aggravated DWI is a misdemeanor. If you are charged with it, you will most likely not be able to plead below a DWI misdemeanor. It has higher penalties and is considered a more serious crime than a regular DWI. An Aggravated DWI has criminal and civil penalties. If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI, our experienced DWI defense lawyers will work to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to help you avoid a serious criminal conviction. Call 201-420-1913.

 
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