The penalties for drunk driving are very severe in New Jersey. A conviction for a first offense can result in 30 days in a county jail and a one-year driver’s license suspension. When a person’s New Jersey driver’s license is suspended for driving while intoxicated, there are no exceptions possible to allow one to drive to and from work.
First-time offenders can also be forced to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles as well as pay thousands of dollars in fines. The penalties become even harsher for second and subsequent offenses. Clearly, there is a lot on the line when someone faces a DWI charge in New Jersey, and because of this it is always important to seek legal counsel after an arrest.
A man was arrested and accused of driving drunk in Atlantic City earlier this week after he crashed an SUV into a grocery store. The Press of Atlantic City reported the story, but the report does not detail any DWI evidence police may have obtained.
The man was reportedly moving his friend’s vehicle into a parking spot when he crashed into La Bodaga Grocery Store in the 2500 block of Atlantic Avenue Wednesday morning.
While little has been reported about this case, even when evidence seems stacked against a driver, reasonable resolutions are often possible. In some cases, it is even possible to have DWI charges dismissed or reduced. The best DWI defense option usually depends on the circumstances of an arrest and the defendant’s criminal history. DWI defendants should obtain skilled legal representation in order to make informed decisions about their cases.
Source: Press of Atlantic City, “DWI charged after vehicle crashes into Atlantic City grocery,” Oct. 16, 2013