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  • The Impact of DWI/DUI on Commercial Driver’s Licenses in New Jersey

    Jun 4, 2024

    Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) A Stricter Standard for Commercial Drivers: In New Jersey, while the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for non-commercial drivers is 0.08%, commercial drivers face a stricter BAC limit of 0.04%. The rationale behind this stricter standard is the increased risk associated with larger vehicles and the professional responsibility commercial drivers hold. Penalties for a First Offense: A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge is taken very...
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  • How Can a DUI Defense Lawyer Help Me? 

    Jan 4, 2023

    If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence, it is critical to have the assistance of an experienced, dedicated DUI defense attorney who can assist you through the complex and stressful process of facing your charges. If your DWI/DUI charges ultimately go to trial, it is especially critical to have an attorney who is representing your best interests. Addressing Your DUI Charges A DUI defense lawyer can help you by quickly addressing...
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  • DUI Charges Over Spring Break: What You Need to Know

    Apr 1, 2022

    Your spring break plans may include beach days and late-night parties with friends. Perhaps it’s the break from work and school obligations that leads to many letting loose, but spring break is one of the busiest times for drunk driving charges. Some reports show that the number of DUI arrests increases by as much as 10% around spring break. It’s important to consider the laws of any location you’re visiting for spring break. Different states...
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  • Don’t Let A DUI Charge Ruin Your St. Patrick’s Day

    Mar 8, 2022

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and many people will head to the nearest pub to celebrate together. Whether your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include green drinks or a celebration at a friend’s house, it is important to keep in mind your transportation plans for the day. You don’t want a DUI charge to ruin your celebrations, as well as the rest of your life. How to Measure Your Ability to Drive If...
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  • How To Avoid a DUI on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 3, 2022

    When you think of Valentine’s Day, the risk of drunk driving may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, you may be surprised to learn that Valentine’s Day has its fair share of DUI incidents. While your Valentine’s Day celebrations may include alcohol, it’s important to take certain steps to protect your rights. Tips to Avoid a DUI this Upcoming Holiday Here are a few tips to avoid a DUI this upcoming...
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  • 8 Tips to Avoid a DUI Charge During the Holiday Season

    Dec 14, 2021

    New Jersey notices an increase in DUI charges during the holidays. More people are traveling, and many are celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, often with alcoholic beverages. Preparation can help you avoid a DUI charge this holiday season. Here are a few tips to avoid a DUI charge this holiday season: Plan Ahead Planning is one of the most important, and effective, ways to avoid a DUI this holiday season. If you...
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  • Thanksgiving is a Terrible Time for a DUI

    Nov 4, 2021

    Many people’s Thanksgiving day celebrations include turkey and a few alcoholic drinks. The traditions of drinking on Thanksgiving actually begin the day before Thanksgiving, which is the biggest bar night of the year. Before you head out to celebrate, consider a few reasons why a DUI can ruin your plans. Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Statistics The week of the Thanksgiving holiday not only has an increase in the occurrence of DUIs, but also injuries related to...
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  • Consequences of a DUI for College Students

    Sep 30, 2021

    Driving under the influence is illegal in all U.S. states, including New Jersey. If you’re charged and convicted of a DUI or DWI, you can expect certain consequences that may include a suspended driver’s license, legal fines, and in some cases, even jail time. There are also secondary consequences that many may forget, including how a DUI may affect your college enrollment or options. What are New Jersey’s Laws for DUIs? A DUI includes a...
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  • A Summer DUI Can Spell Big Trouble for NJ Drivers

    Jun 6, 2021

    If you are arrested and charged with a DUI in Moorestown, NJ, the DUI defense lawyers at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered can help. During the warmer months, a cold refreshing drink seems like the perfect way to kick off a relaxing, laid-back, summer vacation. Over the summer, many adults will enjoy alcoholic beverages while at a barbeque, pool party, picnic, or other types of gatherings. Unfortunately, some people will still choose to drive home after becoming...
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  • Don’t Start Your New Year Off With a DUI Charge

    Dec 30, 2020

    The holiday season means parties and dinners; holiday parties and dinners also mean opportunities for alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, some people will choose to get behind the wheel after having drinks at a holiday party or dinner. New Jersey takes drinking and driving very seriously, and can impose significant criminal consequences for those involved in driving while intoxicated on the roads of New Jersey. Risks of Drinking and Driving Under New Jersey law, a non-commercial driver...
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