As summer continues in full swing, New Jersey residents head out to the beaches in droves to take part in boating activities, a favorite pastime of sun-lovers across the country. Where recreational activities and good company meet, alcohol almost certainly follows. Boaters should understand the serious consequences that can result when they combine drinking with operating a watercraft.
While the calendar may officially still consider it spring, once Memorial Day arrives most people consider it to be summer in New Jersey. As more and more people flock to the popular Jersey shore, it is a good time to review some of the things that may end up ruining their fun. Unfortunately this can come in the form of a criminal arrest. Whether for drunk driving or something else, there are many situations that could lead someone to be arrested.
As a resident of New Jersey who is facing DUI-related charges, you may be wondering how your breath analysis test result will come into play. The Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr. will help you through this difficult period and debunk some of the greatest myths surrounding breathalyzers.
New Jersey residents likely know that they could face hefty penalties if charged and convicted of driving while under the influence. Many people think that blowing an 0.08 or higher on a breath analysis device is impossible to fight against, and that conviction is inevitable. However, that isn't necessarily the case.
You may have never driven a day in your life with alcohol in your system, but this does not mean you are immune to being charged with a DUI, especially if you take certain medications. It is important that you and other New Jersey residents understand that some prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs can dangerously affect your driving and may result in DUI charges if you are pulled over.
One New Jersey driver slipped through a loophole and managed to keep his commercial license after his fourth arrest for drunk driving. According to the USA Today's Daily Record, although the defendant had two previous convictions, both had happened ten or more years before he applied for a commercial license. The law requires courts to count DUI (or DWI) convictions that follow attainment of the license, so his commercial driving privileges had not seemed to be at stake.
The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety will tell you drinking and driving is not worth it. The risk of inflicting serious injury or even causing death should be enough to keep anyone away from the driver's seat after a night out with friends. If it is not and police catch you intoxicated behind the wheel, the DHTS provides information about what you can expect next.
If a law enforcement official stops you in New Jersey and believes you have been drinking, you can expect that he or she will probably request that you take a breath test in an attempt to get a better idea of your level of intoxication. Conducted using devices called Breathalyzers, breath tests almost always come into account when you face a drinking and driving charge, but are they always accurate? Not entirely.
Attending college is an exciting time for students in New Jersey and elsewhere. Whether this is your first or last year in a university, you might have become accustomed to a big part of college life – drinking. At the Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr., we know how important it is to strike a good balance between enjoying your college years and staying out of trouble.
For whatever reason, there remains a stereotype about people who are arrested for and charged with drunk driving offenses in New Jersey. Many people still think that the people who find themselves in this position are completely irresponsible and negligent individuals. The reality is actually something quite different.