What is the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level in New Jersey for drivers aged 21 and older?
In New Jersey, you may receive a DUI (driving under the influence) if you are over 21 and have a BAC level of 0.08 or more. This is less than approximately one alcoholic drink in one hour. If your BAC is equal to or greater than 0.08, you may be arrested, your license suspended, and you may be face hefty fines.
What is the legal BAC level in New Jersey for drivers under the age of 21?
New Jersey is a “zero tolerance” state. That means that anyone under the legal drinking age (21) who is found to be driving with 0.01 percent BAC or greater is immediately subject to legal punishment. If you are under the legal drinking age, drinking and driving is simply not allowed in New Jersey.
What is Implied Consent law?
Implied consent means that by receiving your driver’s license you are implicating that you consent to a drug or alcohol test if requested by a law official. This may include various types of testing:
If you refuse to undergo blood alcohol testing, you may lose your license for six months to a year.
What injuries may result from drunk driving?
Drunk driving causes a high percentage of auto accidents in New Jersey, and results in a number of injuries and damages, including property loss, physical injury, and even wrongful death. Any time that you are the victim of an accident caused by drunk driving, you deserve compensation for your losses and injuries, even if you are in the same vehicle as the drunk driver. However, that does not mean that you may not be held partly responsible if you are driving negligently at the time of the accident.
Many drunk drivers will try to avoid having to pay damages by claiming that the other driver was not driving competently. For that reason and many others it is important that you have an experienced drunk driving attorney helping you.
What should I do if I am involved in a collision with a drunk driver?
If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident, you should first contact an experienced drunk driving attorney like Anthony Carbone, P.C., to help you organize your information and be prepared to present your case to the court. You should also avoid admitting any fault, and make notes about as much as you can remember about the accident, as you may want to refer to that information in several weeks or months when your memory of the accident is not as clear as it is now.
If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident in Jersey City, New Jersey, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., today to begin taking the necessary steps toward recovery.