Category: Criminal Defense

What Happens to My Driver’s License After I Get a DUI?

As a team of trusted DUI lawyers servicing Camden County, the Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. understands a motorist’s concerns about the state of his or her driver’s license after he or she receives a DUI. Although New Jersey doesn’t distinguish between a DWI (driving while intoxicated) and a DUI (driving under the influence), this doesn’t mean punishments are the same across the board. Today, we’ll provide a brief overview of what happens to your driver’s license in the event of a first, second, or third DUI in New Jersey (as well as other contributing factors).

First Offense

While New Jersey categorizes DWIs as traffic offenses rather than criminal ones, convictions carry hefty legal consequences. If your BAC is at least 0.08 percent but lower than 0.10 percent, you can lose your driving privileges for three months. A conviction with a BAC of 0.10 percent or higher comes with a longer license suspension for first-time offenders, along with more severe fines and penalties. Depending on their discretion, a judge may require the installation of an interlock device for six months to one year.

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Can I Refuse A Breathalyzer or Blood Test Once I’ve Been Arrested?

As experienced traffic lawyers serving Burlington County residents, The Law Offices of Jason Pollack understands that drivers may not be fully aware of all of their rights when it comes to receiving a DUI. From providing necessary information to being subject to field sobriety tests, it's understandable that motorists are wary of what they need to comply with and what they are allowed to refuse. Today, we'll take an in-depth look at a few parts of a standard DUI stop that can determine the degree of potential jail time, penalties, and exoneration: the breathalyzer test and the blood test.

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Is There a Difference Between a DUI and a DWI?

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.

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3 Long-Term Effects of a DUI Conviction

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.

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