For over 30-years, Jackie O'Donnell has defended individuals charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI). Being charged with DWI or DUI in New Jersey is a very serious offensese. Going to Court alone, without competent legal counsel as your advocate is a big risk. Ms. O'Donnell will evaluate your case, determine whether expert testimony will assist your defense, and aggressively defend your rights at trial.
What is DWI/DUI in New Jersey?
- For adults, a DWI or DUI in New Jersey means operating a motor vehicle or a powerboat with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher.
- 21-years or younger. For drivers under the age of 21, anything above .01% qualifies as DUI. This is a per se rule, meaning that a driver under the age of 21 can be charged and convicted even if there is no evidence that the person's ability to drive was actually impaired.
- Commercial drivers under 21-years. Truck drivers 21-years or younger can be charged with DWI/DUI for a BAC result of.04%
BAC levels are typically established by chemical testing of a driver’s blood and breath. The holder of a New Jersey driver's license already has consented to having this test performed if police have probable cause that you are intoxicated. Under New Jerey law, the refusal to consent to testing is a criminal offense independent of the DWI/DUI charge, which results in fines, license suspension and other DUI consequences. These charges can stand even if you are not ultimately convicted of DUI.
The prospect of of losing your license, your money and perhaps even your freedom from a charge of DWI/DUI can be overwhelming. Driving restrictions could impact your career, your responsibilities, and your standing in the community and amongst your peers and friends. New Jersey DWI attorney Jackie O'Donnnell understands your fears and will fight for your rights after a driving while intoxicated ticket in New Jersey.
When you retain the O'Donnell Law Firm, you will have an experienced NJ DWI defense attorney advocating your rights during this difficult time. Jackie remains current on New Jersey's DWI case law and works closely with a team of expert investigators and consultants to ensure that every possible option is explored in every case.
DWI/DUI cases we handle include:
- First Offense DWI/DUI
- Second Offense DWI/DUI
- Third Offense DWI/DUI
- DWI/DUI Blood Tests
- Marijuna DUI
If you have been charged with an alcohol-related motor vehicle crime in New Jersey, contact New Jersey DWI attorney Jackie O'Donnel today. Serving Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Bergen County, and all of Central and Northern, New Jersey.