DUI Law

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) law, also referred to as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) law, refers to state statutes and municipal ordinances that make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming a specified amount of alcohol. These cases are criminal in nature, although they can involve civil penalties, such as a suspension of driving privileges. DUI laws often include prohibitions against driving under the influence of controlled substances as well.

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  • Challenging DUI Test Results
      by HG.org

    In addition to the testimony of the arresting officer’s observations, the prosecution may introduce evidence during a DUI trial regarding test results that implicate the defendant. However, a number of test results may be challenged during the course of the defense.

  • DUI Defenses
      by HG.org

    Consequences for DUI convictions, especially subsequent convictions, can be quite serious, resulting in a loss of freedom, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and social and professional consequences. A DUI defense lawyer can discuss whether any of the following defenses may apply in your case to help you get your charges reduced or even your case dismissed completely.

  • Fact: Ketosis Can Cause You to Fail a Breath Test

    Ketosis is where the body starts breaking down “fat” for energy, instead of the regular “glucose”. This happens when a person is on a “low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet” or if the body lacks insulin or is diabetic.

  • Are Bars and Clubs Responsible if Their Customers Get a DUI?
      by HG.org

    People injured in DUI cases often sustain life-changing injuries. Frequently, these injuries mean the victims will require expensive medical attention, either for a short period of time or for the rest of their lives. Of course, individual drunk drivers may not have the resources to fully compensate victims in these situations.

  • Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    Although some individuals may opt not to hire an attorney to handle their DUI case, there are several situations in which a defendant can benefit from having a private attorney. Here are some issues to consider when making this important decision.

  • Preliminary Screening for DUI

    Traffic stops by law enforcement are serious business. More often than not, motorists are pulled over because of driving infractions and/or traffic violations.

  • New York DWI FAQs

    If you’ve violated DWI in NY, the repercussions can be staggering; a negative impact on your career, increased insurance premium costs, personal and family embarrassment and a ruined driving record which can take years to repair. We’d like to share some of the common DWI questions.

  • Why You Need a DUI Attorney When Pulled Over for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence

    Have you recently been pulled over for suspicion of DUI? Have you been charged with DWI or DUI? If so, it's imperative that you retain the services of an experienced DUI attorney right away.

  • Major Changes to DUI Laws in New Jersey

    A proposed bill that will drastically change current DUI penalties has passed New Jersey’s state Senate and needs only to be approved by Governor Christie before becoming law.

  • New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges

    Each state has its own statute of limitations in which to formally charge an individual with a crime.


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