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DUI Penalties

Experienced and Effective Gloucester County DUI Defense Lawyers Help You Regain Control

Competent counsel for the accused for more than 25 years

A DUI conviction in New Jersey is a very serious matter. The fines are high, and the penalties are severe. The attorneys at Hoffman DiMuzio protect your rights and help you understand what to expect. Hoffman DiMuzio represents people charged with drunk driving and assists them in dealing with a variety of legal issues such as:

  • Breath tests and breath test refusal
  • Driver’s license suspensions or revocations
  • Breathalyzer® and blood tests reliability

Learn more about the DUI laws in New Jersey

Under New Jersey’s DWI law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a) Driving While Intoxicated), DWI is charged when a person operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both. The state of intoxication in New Jersey is described as a "substantial deterioration or diminution of the mental faculties or physical capabilities.” You can be convicted of DWI solely on the evidence gathered from the police officer observing your mental state and behavior. You may even be given a ticket for a DUI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is below the legal limit of .08%.

Being convicted of a DUI is a serious offense carrying penalties which, depending on the severity of the charges may include:

  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $1,000 per year
  • License suspension or loss
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Jail time
  • Community service

How we can help

Many people believe — incorrectly — that “failing” a Breathalyzer or a field test means they’re automatically guilty of a DUI. But then studies have shown that these tests aren’t always effective. A criminal defense attorney at Hoffman DiMuzio examines every piece of evidence gathered and all procedures used from the initial stop to the administration of the Breathalyzer or the collection of any blood samples. We will ensure that any errors or omissions made cannot be used against you. Issues with the calibration of the Breathalyzer will be addressed. In addition, challenges to the training of the Breathalyzer administrator as well as other challenges to the procedures used during the process will be closely reviewed and questioned.

Schedule your consultation with a veteran DUI defense attorney

DUI charges are serious and can result in a loss of privileges that will affect your life for years. Hoffman DiMuzio is here to examine the charges and evidence to protect your rights. Free consultations are available for all personal injury and workers compensation claims as well as municipal court and criminal matters. All other legal matters require a consultation fee, but if the firm is retained to do additional legal work, the client receives credit for the monies paid toward the retainer fee.  We are conveniently located to serve your needs. Contact us at 856.381.4837 or online to schedule an appointment.

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