New Jersey DUI / DWI Attorneys
When faced with the serious charges of DUI/DWI violations, you want to leave nothing to chance; you want to put your fate in the hands of serious, experienced lawyers familiar with the workings of municipal courts where DUI/DWI cases are heard. The partners of McDonald & Rogers, LLC each have more than 30 years of experience representing clients charged with DUI/DWI and other motor vehicle violations. John P. McDonald and Michael J. Rogers pride themselves with providing individual attention to each of their clients, no matter the magnitude of the case. At McDonald & Rogers, LLC your case will be handled directly by a knowledgeable, experienced attorney highly qualified to provide you counsel through every step of your proceedings.
The Consequences of DUI/DWI Violations
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious violation in the State of New Jersey. Consequently, DUI/DWI violations carry harsh penalties involving costly fines, loss of privileges and possibly jail time.
People convicted of DUI/DWI violations not only face the legal consequences, but also risk tarnishing their careers as well as personal reputations, which can lead to loss of jobs, friends and even family. Fines associated with DUI/DWIs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. According to the New Jersey State Police, the average DWI violation can cost $10,000 in fines and related surcharges.
The reasoning behind these harsh penalties lies with the severity of the consequences that can arise from driving under the influence. According to the New Jersey State Police, a fatal car accident involving a drunk driver occurs every 51 minutes in this country. This does not take into account the multitudes of injuries suffered at the hands of motorists driving under the influence.
Proving a driver’s impairment requires establishing his or her blood alcohol content (BAC). The least invasive way of measuring BAC is through a breath test. In New Jersey, the minute you receive a driver’s license, the law states that you have given your consent (referred to as ‘implied consent’) for such a test to be administered if and when you are suspected of a driving under the influence. Drivers who refuse to submit to a breath test may be taken into custody at which time medical personnel are permitted to draw blood in order to measure that driver’s BAC. Additionally, the driver would be subject to the same loss of privileges as he or she would face if convicted of a DUI/DWI offense.
Contact the experienced Somerville, Somerset County New Jersey DUI/DWI lawyers at McDonald & Rogers, LLC for legal representation of any DWI/DUI-related charge.