If you or your loved one has been charged with a Third or Subsequent DWI offense in New Jersey, then it is important for you to IMMEDIATELY seek the assistance of qualified and experienced legal representation. The penalties associated with a Third DWI Offense include $1000 in fines, up to 180 days in jail, and an eight-year loss of driver’s license. The Third DWI offense may, in some cases, also result in permanent loss of driving privileges in New Jersey. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car for between 2 years and 4 years after your license is restored. Additional inconveniences and hidden consequences of Third Offense DWI charges include difficulties in transportation for work and family events, the “stigma” associated with conviction, and other educational and professional difficulties. However, if one of your previous DWI convictions was a Refusal charge, then it is possible that your third offense may only classify as a second offense. This technicality is only one reason to seek out a skilled NJ DWI lawyer today.
Contact a Manchester NJ Third Offense DWI Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
As you can see, the penalties associated with a Third Offense DWI are quite severe. As a result, it is likely necessary to hire a lawyer who will fight the prosecutor’s case against you. Will Proetta, Esq., our firm’s founding lawyer is dually certified in the use and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the same device used by New Jersey police officers to measure BAC. Additionally, he is a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor. These unique credentials allow him to scrutinize the prosecution’s case and arresting officer’s conduct by challenging the validity of the traffic stop, the arresting officer’s use of field sobriety testing and/or Alcotest 7110 machine, and all other areas of protocol in which a thorough understanding of the technicalities of DWI arrests are needed. To build a case strategy with an experienced Ocean County Third Offense DWI lawyer, call us at (848) 238-2100 for a free consultation or visit our Toms River office.
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