With a long weekend ahead for many American, there will undoubtedly be some fun celebrations with family and friends. As with many holidays, the New Jersey State Police says they will be increase patrols on the highways and streets. As people head to and from friends houses, they are more likely to be pulled over for speeding and drunk driving this weekend.
Police hope to catch drunk drivers, but sometimes these traffic stops happen when a person isn't actually drunk. Authorities might assume a person's mistake while driving is an indication that they might be intoxicated. It is important that people who are pulled over for drunk driving understand their rights. If a person is charged with drunk driving, it might be wise for them to speak with a criminal defense attorney.
An experienced attorney can review a person's case and make sure their rights weren't violated during the traffic stop or any investigation that followed. If a person's rights were violated, the charges against that person might be dropped, depending on the circumstances, because it might be hard for that person to receive a fair trial.
Forming a rigorous criminal defense can help a person defend their reputation as well as prevent any consequences or penalties a person may pay for a conviction. Sometimes if a person is convicted of drunk driving, they might face more consequences than just those mandated by a judge. If a person needs their license for work, they might face consequences or lose their job. A misunderstanding or a minor traffic violation shouldn't be turned into a wrongful drunk driving charge.
Source: The Star-Ledger, "N.J. State Police to increase patrols over Labor Day weekend," Christopher Baxter, Aug. 30, 2012
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