As a DWI defense attorney serving in Camden County and the surrounding areas, the Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. know that you may have heard a number of different terms and acronyms for intoxicated driving charges. It’s understandable you might be a bit confused by them all, which is why we’re here to help clear them up for you and offer a more in-depth look at other intoxication charges you may not be familiar with. One of the most well-known terms, DUI, stands for "driving under the influence," while the acronym DWI stands for "driving while intoxicated,” although there are instances where DWI stands for "driving while impaired." While all the language sounds very open to interpretation, the actual offenses vary from state-to-state. All of these acronyms aren’t interchangeable, as these terms can have different meanings depending on where you are in the country.
Under social host laws, adults who serve or provide alcohol to minors or people who are obviously intoxicated can be held liable if the person who is given alcohol is injured or killed. They can also be penalized if the person kills or injures somebody else. As a reputable DUI and DWI law firm in Camden County, we’d like to provide a brief look at social host laws in New Jersey.
Driving under the influence is a very serious crime, one that can even land you behind bars. Every day, people lose their lives due to driving under the influence or being involved in an accident due to drunk driving. At The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C., a leading DUI defense lawyer in Camden County, we have proudly represented those who have been arrested and/or charged with a form of driving under the influence in New Jersey.