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Bergen County Criminal and DWI Defense
This page has a ton of information on criminal charges and DWI defense in Bergen County NJ.

Morristown Criminal Law Post
A long time blog, that I've written and run for years.  There is a ton of great legal content on this site!

Morristown Criminal Law

Essex County Criminal Law

Can I expunge my DUI or DWI conviction?

“Can I expunge my DUI or DWI conviction in New Jersey?”

Videos on “How To Get out of DWI Charges” are Listed Below:

Answer: No.  Once you have a DWI conviction, it stays on your record.  However, this is not something that is going to show up on your background check, so it will never prevent you from getting a job or housing.  In reality, a DWI conviction stays on your driving record.  Unfortunately, its on there for good.

This basically means that you will be considered a higher risk driver for a long time.  Every insurance company has a different way of quantifying the level of risk that you present on any given policy.  If you have a DWI or DUI on your driving record, you are probably going to be paying more than most other people for insurance.

Usually, there is a “time value” that is attributed to any negative mark on your insurance policy.  For example, if you had a bad accident when you were 17 years old, your insurance company isn’t going to hold it heavily against you now that you’re 35.  The same thing can be said about your DWI charges, after a certain amount of time, your insurance costs will start to return back to a normal level.  That said, these surcharges are best avoided, and that’s why it’s a great idea to fight these cases tooth and nail from the beginning.

These videos explain how we will fight against your DWI charges:

Challenge the Initial Motor Vehicle Stoppage
Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests
Challenge the 20 Minute Observation Period
Challenge the Alcotest 7110 machine itself