Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, many New Jersey residents will find themselves under serious pressure. From holiday shopping to attending parties with friends and family, there is a lot to do. One thing that you don’t want to add to the list of stressors is a drunk driving charge.
Unfortunately, drunk driving and the holidays seem to go hand-in-hand. You may be overwhelmed by the demands of the season and decide to unwind with a drink or two, or have some cocktails at any number of the parties or family gatherings you may need to attend. These situations seem to come up much more during this time of year, which means that you may be more likely to get pulled over for driving while intoxicated.
Drunk driving charges are taken very seriously by the authorities in New Jersey, and you would be wise to approach the situation just as seriously. If you don’t defend yourself against the allegations, you could be looking at huge fines, license suspension and even jail time.
These penalties can be devastating at any time of year, but they can be particularly distressing during the holidays when money is already tight and getting from one place to another is essential. And no one wants to spend time in jail when they should be with their loved ones.
For these and many other reasons, you may want to discuss your case with attorneys at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza. We know how stressful the holidays already are, and putting off or ignoring legal issues can seem like the easiest way to get through the coming weeks. However, discussing your case with an attorney to identify potential defenses can be a source of considerable relief because it can help you understand your options and get a clear picture of what you may be dealing with.
Taking action can allow you to regain some control and alleviate some of the anxiety of the unknown. There may be many factors that can actually help your case which you may not realize, and ignoring the situation could prove to be a costly mistake.
If you have been charged with a DUI, we encourage you to be proactive and visit our website for more information about our firm and how we may be able to help you defend against DUI charges.