New Jersey DUI Defense Attorneys Help Those Facing Additional Refusal to Submit Charges Overcome Intimidating Challenges
We’re Your Staunchest Advocates When You Need It Most
Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common offenses leading to thousands of arrests each year. In New Jersey, refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test is a separate offense that may also lead to severe penalties. At Lomurro Law, our highly skilled DUI defense attorneys understand the legal system and know what it takes to resolve cases efficiently and favorably. Seeking the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney is vital to ensuring that your rights are protected at all stages of the legal process.
What Is The Implied Consent Law?
Many people may have heard about implied consent in conversation or in passing, but may be unfamiliar with what it actually means. Any person that has received a driver’s license from the state of New Jersey has provided their consent to take a breathalyzer test if they are arrested for DUI. This is known as the implied consent law. Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test is a distinct offense that leads to additional charges on top of a DUI charge. Penalties for refusing to take a breathalyzer test depend on your prior history of convictions and may include:
- $300-$500 fines and driver’s license suspension for seven months – one year for a first offense
- $500-$1000 fines and license suspension for at least two years for a second offense
- $1000 fine and 10 years’ license suspension for a third and subsequent offenses
In addition, any conviction requires that you attend class at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) for at least 12 hours. The fee to attend an IDRC is $230 per day. These penalties are in addition to any that you may receive for the actual DUI conviction.
Why You Need An Experienced Attorney On Your Side From The Very Beginning
After an arrest, there are many legal hurdles that you must face before your case is resolved. There are many opportunities for your rights to be ignored or violated during this process, especially if you don’t have a staunch advocate on your side making sure your voice is heard. In many cases, we may be able to discover a mistake made somewhere during the investigation or arrest. Our comprehensive defense strategy is designed to analyze every aspect surrounding your case to provide you with the favorable resolution you need to get on with your life.
Contact A Well-Respected New Jersey Refusal To Submit And DUI Law Firm With A Proven Record Of Success
It is important to remember that you have rights even in the face of intimidating scare tactics. At Lomurro Law, protecting your rights and achieving positive results drives us to provide a high level of legal guidance and representation. To schedule a consultation at one of our office locations, call 732-482-9285 or contact us online.