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Drunk Driving New Jersey – What you need to know

Drunk Driving New Jersey – The Facts

DWI in New JerseyDrunk driving in New Jersey is governed by the statute N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, and it’s a serious traffic offense (not a criminal charge).  Before I tell you more about these charges, it’s important for me to note (as a defense attorney) that drunk driving in New Jersey is a very beatable offense.  Click on the following links learn about How to Beat DWI charges or if you have any other DWI related questions.

The DWI statute applies to everything “intoxicating” that one could consume in New Jersey: alcohol, prescription pills, marijuana, cocaine, and all such drugs.

DWI in NJ is no different than DUI, they are both governed under the same statute. In fact, there is actually no such thing as DUI in New Jersey… it’s a popular misnomer.  The only thing that exists (as far as your court case in concerned) is N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, there’s no difference between driving while intoxicated, and driving under the influence.

If you want to see a video series on how I fight DWI so you can learn how to get out of DWI charges, please click any of the links below, and good luck.

“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

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.


Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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