Why Fight my New Jersey DWI Charge?
Facing DWI charges can be daunting. And if you did have a drink or two before getting behind the wheel, you may be wondering if you should work with a defense attorney.
Is it worth it to fight your DWI charges? Absolutely.
While DWI is a serious charge, it is also one of the most complicated to prosecute and defend. There are many, many facets of a DWI case including:
- The initial stop
- The police officer’s conduct
- Breath testing procedures
- Accuracy of the breath test
- Problems with a blood or urine test
If there was an issue with even one of these pieces of the case, an experienced DWI attorney will be able to mount an effective defense on your behalf.
It is important to defend yourself against DWI charges because the penalties of a conviction are serious and could have an impact on the rest of your life. Fines, jail time and an ignition interlock device are just the beginning. The stigma of a DWI on your record will follow you for years to come and could impact your ability to get car insurance or even find a job.