If you have been arrested for DUI, you may be feeling worried about getting charged. Here are some DUI misconceptions that our lawyer explains.
DUI Misconceptions | Not Being an Alcoholic Helps You Win
For Cases involving Multiple DUI offenses, certain issues certainly arise with regard to both treatment and the assistance that treatment can provide.
This is especially true for a third offense DUI (39450), because the penalties do require jail sentences, and jail sentences can be mitigated with residential treatment.
On a first offense, no presumption exists that the charged individual is an alcoholic. Therefore, no real discussion occurs between the state and the attorneys with regards to whether or not somebody abuses alcohol.
This is something you should discuss with your New Jersey DUI Lawyer. It’s not necessarily an extensive conversation during the plea bargain or even in front of the judge.
DUI Misconceptions | I’m Not a Lightweight, So My Field Tests Will Be Fine
If someone gets pulled over, he’s asked to do the field sobriety tests, and the police officer feels there’s not enough evidence to arrest him, then he’ll go on his merry way.
Very often, though, high tolerance to alcohol is not necessarily enough to get back on the road. This is because the police officer will note bloodshot watery eyes, odor of alcohol, and any answers you spoke with regards to your consumption of alcohol.
Having a high tolerance to alcohol might be a lifestyle issue. It also might be an advantage to you in that the officer is not able to prove an observation case. If you did well, the question would be why they arrested somebody who did so well on field sobriety tests. These are good questions that need to be discussed on an individual basis.
If you are worried about these DUI misconceptions, please contact our office as soon as possible for a free consultation with our New Jersey DUI lawyer Carl Spector.