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Driving While Intoxicated: What the Next Step is For You

Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated is considered a criminal activity. In fact, it’s one of the most serious types of charges out there, as it comes with some of the most life-altering consequences if you are convicted of the charges. 

Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your case, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Usually, if it’s your first time being charged with driving while intoxicated and no one else was involved in the accident, it will be a misdemeanor charge. However, if this isn’t your first rodeo or there are aggravating circumstances, like you were involved in a car accident where someone was severely injured, then you could be facing a felony. 

Regardless of whether or not you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony driving while intoxicated charge, it’s essential that you contact a Flemington NJ criminal defense lawyer like the Law Office of Stephen Williams as soon as possible. 

An attorney can provide you with immense assistance when you’re charged with a DUI. First of all, you’ll want to refrain from speaking to anyone about your case, including friends, family members, police officers and any one. You don’t want to make any statements that could be used against you later on. You’ll also want to contact your attorney as soon as possible so that they can advise you on the best way to proceed going forward. 

A criminal defense attorney will evaluate all the evidence surrounding your case to determine if the arrest was lawful, first of all. If your attorney can prove that the arresting officer didn’t follow correct protocol, then your entire case could end up being dropped since everything that was admitted as evidence afterwards would be deemed inadmissible in a court of law. 

However, even if a Flemington NJ criminal defense lawyer like the Law Office of Stephen Williams can’t get your case completely thrown out, they might can get the charges reduced or at least secure the least possible penalties for them. 

If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated, contact an attorney today.

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