The first thing to know if you have been arrested for drunk driving is that New Jersey continues to treat a first offense drunk driving conviction as a traffic offense. All drunk driving convictions are in their essence traffic offense. However, that is not the case in New York that is not the case in Pennsylvania. So, the first thing and the most important thing you need to know is that the nature and penalties of drunk driving in New Jersey are not criminal in nature. What you do need to know is that driving in New Jersey is a privilege, it’s not a right. When you are stopped and a police officer asks you questions, you need to know that your right to drive is contingent upon the state’s privilege and giving you a license.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of New Jersey, it is important that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can effectively represent your interests. Contact the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe today.