As we discussed in our last post, one way to put a damper on your holiday cheer is by being charged with drunk driving. Drunk driving is treated extremely seriously under New Jersey law, which means people who are charged must take action right away in effort to avoid the most severe consequences.
This is especially true if the DUI accusation involves an accident that resulted in injuries or fatalities. The penalties that can apply to alleged drunk driving accidents involving injuries or fatalities are significantly harsher than a normal DUI charge.
Not only can a serious or fatal DUI accident result in a permanent criminal record, it can also result in mandatory prison time. For these reasons, it’s crucial to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer when facing charges relating to DUI injury accidents in the state of New Jersey.
When representing a client who is facing these charges, our first step to is thoroughly investigate the accident and subsequent arrest. We leave no stone unturned when looking for even minor details that could help in our client’s defense.
Our lead attorney is a former prosecutor and knows how to poke holes in the prosecution’s case, which allows our firm to prepare the most solid defense argument possible.
If our client decides to plead guilty to charges, we can also help negotiate a favorable plea agreement, fully understanding how plea agreements with the prosecutor’s office work.
Being accused of causing a serious or fatal accident while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs does more than ruin your holidays — your very freedom is in jeopardy. It’s vital to take action to help protect your rights and your future by contacting an experienced attorney.