DUI/DWI Lawyer in East Brunswick, NJ

Call The Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert If You Have Been Arrested for Drunk Driving

Even though driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) may be fairly commonplace violations in New Jersey State, they still need to be viewed as the serious legal matters that they are. Assuming that consequences will not affect you much at all could be a life-changing mistake. Take control of the situation by reaching out to a professional criminal defense for help.

After you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you should contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC firm as soon as you can. As a well-respected DUI attorney in East Brunswick and Freehold, I know how to interpret each detail of your case and determine that right course of action for you to pursue. Will a fight for a total case dismissal benefit you most? Or will pleading for a wet reckless be better? Whatever charges you face, I can view it from all sides and angles and help you proceed.

Gain the upper hand in your case. Contact my firm online or at (866) 760-6430 today. 

Work With a Proven DUI/DWI Defense Law Firm

The realm of DUI law is vast and complicated. One offense might seem similar to another, yet carry entirely different consequences. As a large portion of my 19 years dealing with cases has been devoted to DUI in specific, you can rely on me to take matters seriously and defend you as if I was defending myself.

I can help you deal with the following DUI-related incidences and more:

Does DUI/DWI Come up on a Background Check in NJ?

DWI in New Jersey is not a criminal offense. It is a traffic offense, only. That does not reduce the severity of the charge and resulting effects in New Jersey. There is still a loss of driving privileges, fines, and significant surcharges. Because a DWI is not a crime in New Jersey, it is not reported to criminal databases, such as the NCIC or National Crime Information Center, and will not be discovered during a criminal background check. If an employer asks, “Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime?” — as it pertains to a DWI arrest in New Jersey, the answer is “no”. If they instead ask, “Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a serious traffic offense?” — with regard to the DWI arrest in New Jersey, the answer is “yes”. There are usually no repercussions regarding the DWI arrest or conviction unless your profession has alcohol-related reporting requirements. This doesn’t mean that no disciplinary consequences can result from a DWI arrest or conviction to one’s employment.

How Long Does DUI/DWI Stay on your Record in New Jersey?

Here in New Jersey, DUI/DWI records reset after 10 years. Although not a criminal offense, this is still not something you want on your driving record. This type of traffic offense may cost you your livelihood if, for example, you drive a truck, forklift, or other commercial vehicle. 

Penalties for DUI/DWI in New Jersey

Convictions for DUI/DWI offenders are often more far-reaching than they seem on the surface. In certain circumstances, the penalties or punishments can deeply affect your personal life, or last years and years. For this reason and many more, it is so important that you do all you can to defend yourself from an unforgiving criminal justice system that sees you only as a number.

Consequences of DUI/DWI convictions in New Jersey may include:

  • Jail time
  • Financial penalties
  • Educational counseling
  • Suspended license
  • Community service
  • Auto insurance price hikes

One of the greatest ways to properly shield yourself from the aforementioned consequences is to act right away. If you delay, you are merely giving the prosecution more time to try to pin unavoidable guilt on you. When you have initiative on your side, you will be surprised with the strong advantage it can give you. Don't delay a moment longer.

Is It Possible to Have DUI Charges Dropped?

Yes; with the right DUI defense representation, it is possible to have your drunk driving charges dropped or have any penalties you are facing reduced. It is not uncommon for law enforcement to make mistakes at DUI checkpoints or to make arrests without probable cause. It is also possible for drivers to be wrongfully accused of drunk driving based on unreliable breathalyzer tests, which can produce false positive results. Whether you will be able to have your charges dropped or have penalties reduced will depend on the specifics of your situation, so I encourage you to contact my firm today to get started with a case review.

Contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC today. As a seasoned East Brunswick and Freehold DWI attorney, I am ready to help!

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