A DWI accident or allegation has the potential to turn your life upside down in a matter of minutes- knowing how to respond after someone accuses you of driving under the influence may help to protect your future and give you peace of mind.
DWI crashes, unfortunately, involve potential criminal as well as civil responsibilities depending on the severity of the accident and how many people are hurt. Two DWI-related accidents happened recently in NJ, both of which led to charges. After the first accident occurred, one of those drivers was found asleep in their vehicle.
That driver was cited for reckless driving in addition to being found under the influence of alcohol. The very next day, another crash on Meadowland’s parkway also led to DWI charges for a 23-year-old defendant. DWI charges are some of the most commonly assessed criminal allegations throughout the State of New Jersey and for that reason, many people are under the impression that they do not need an experienced legal counsel to assist them. This is a major mistake as hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney may be the only way to protect yourself from the life-changing consequences of being accused of a DWI.
Since a DWI can impact your driving record as well as your insurance rates and your criminal record, it is important to retain an experienced attorney immediately. James M. Porfido works hard to protect the rights of those who have been accused of a DWI in the State of New Jersey. Contact his office today to learn more about what you need to do to protect yourself and the actions that you must take immediately after being accused. You can reach his office at 973-683-1140.
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