Summer in New Jersey means sunshine, outdoor activities, and bustling roads filled with locals and tourists seeking shore getaways, BBQs and vacations. This surge often brings an increased police presence, leading to potential traffic citations.

In the state of New Jersey, a DWI is a serious offense. A first-time offense can result in a license suspension based on blood alcohol content (BAC). Blowing a .15 or higher means a four to six month license suspension at sentencing. Furthermore, even a BAC of .08 or lower can lead to a DWI charge. Experts reveal that just three drinks (equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or a shot of liquor) consumed within an hour can push your BAC to .08%.

According to the 2023 State of New Jersey Highway Safety Plan, alcohol-related crashes spike during the summer months of May, July and August. “Having a skilled attorney can make a world of difference in these situations” stated Brian R. Clancy, Esq, of Dasti & Staiger. Seeking legal counsel can spare you years of costly insurance premiums and license point. Clancy recommends, not paying any fines or appearing in court without consulting an experienced attorney first.

For additional details, visit the Dasti and Staiger website at Stay safe on the roads this summer!

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