DUI charges should never be taken lightly. The consequences for a first-time offense include mandatory loss of your driver’s license, possible jail time and hundreds of dollars in fines. A second or third offense carries even harsher penalties, including mandatory jail time and mandatory loss of your driver’s license for many years.
Besides potential jail time or probation and steep fines, the collateral consequences of a DUI offense are numerous. They also may include mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for several years and mandatory referral to an intoxicated driver resource center. Your reputation and employment prospects may also suffer as sources of public transportation in New Jersey are minimal, at best.
Professional Step-By-Step Guidance
Challenging a DUI charge — and exercising your legal rights to their fullest extent — requires familiarity with the legal system. You can rely on attorney Philip E. Miller’s knowledge of applicable law and procedure. An accomplished lawyer with nearly 35 years of experience, he represents clients facing DUI/DWI charges in New Jersey municipal court.
When you choose Philip E. Miller PC, you will work one-on-one with attorney Miller through all steps of your case. He provides realistic, upfront guidance on what to expect. You can also rely on him to uphold the highest level of professionalism, promptly returning phone calls and maintaining an unwavering focus on protecting your rights.
Alcohol And Drug-Related DUIs
Few people realize that drunk driving is not the only basis for DUI. You can get arrested for driving under the influence of any substance — illegal or legal — that impairs your driving.
Attorney Miller has experience handling DUI cases involving all types of substances such as:
- Illegal drugs
- Legally prescribed medications
- Over-the-counter medications
In cases involving alcohol, evidence from a Breathalyzer machine typically factors heavily into the state’s case. Attorney Miller understands the intricacies of how these machines function. He can analyze weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to formulate a strong defense strategy.