Don’t Let Super Bowl Celebration Steer You Toward a DUI

Posted January 31st, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You felt sober and capable of safely operating your vehicle when you left your friend’s Super Bowl party, but the police officer who pulled you over thought otherwise. If you’re facing a conviction for driving under the influence, Newark DUI attorney Anthony Carbone can provide you with aggressive defense against the state’s charges.

According to New Jersey law, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher constitutes a DUI. The biggest sporting event of the year is always an occasion for fun, but getting pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving can turn football’s greatest night into a nightmare for you.

State penalties for even a first-time DUI offense can be extensive, including:

  • Thousands of dollars in fines, fees and surcharges
  • Suspension of your driver’s license for three months to one year
  • Up to 30 days in jail
  • 12 to 48 hours of community service
  • Ignition interlock device installed in your car, if your BAC exceeded .15 percent

The severity of these penalties will vary based on your alleged level of intoxication, as well as whether or not you were previously convicted of DUI. Because of the magnitude of the punishments, it’s imperative to consult a relentless legal representative who can thoroughly investigate the incident as soon as possible after you’re pulled over.

If you need the services of a qualified DUI attorney in or around Newark, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule your initial appointment.

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