On December 20, 2017, a school bus driver named Angel Colon was driving a school bus transporting approximately 20 kids to a private school. A Lakewood, NJ police officer responded to a road rage report incident involving the school bus and another car. According to the police, as the officer spoke to the school bus driver, he smelled alcohol on his breath and noticed he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The school bus driver was charged with DWI and endangering the welfare of children.
Will Your License Be Suspended After Your First DWI in New Jersey?
If you’re like most drivers in New Jersey, it’s hard to imagine getting by without the freedom to hit the road on four wheels. But if you’re facing DWI charges—even if it is your first offense—it is likely that your driver’s license will be suspended.
How Much Will You Pay in Fines for a DWI in New Jersey?
If you’re facing DWI charges in New Jersey, you’re probably aware that a conviction comes with serious penalties that could affect your personal life and career. This is especially true if this is your second or subsequent DWI conviction.
How to Act During a Police Traffic Stop
A police traffic stop is always a stressful experience, but it is critical that you remain calm and take steps to protect your interests. In this article, I’ll discuss a few strategies that may help you avoid charges, and if you are arrested, these strategies will put you in a favorable position to fight your charges.
6 Factors That Could Aggravate or Enhance DWI Charges in New Jersey
Even if this is your first time being charged with DWI and there are no aggravating factors, a conviction will still have major repercussions including steep fines and possible jail time. But if there are aggravating factors—for example, if you were driving within 1,000 feet of a school zone or if there was a minor in your car at the time of your arrest—your charges and penalties could be enhanced.
New Jersey Assembly Approves New DWI Legislation
Newark, NJ- There is a list of reasons why drinking and driving is a terrible idea. For one, it’s illegal, and a driver could be charged with a DWI which carries a host of troublesome consequences. It also happens to be very dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 1,816 deaths attributed to drunken drivers in New Jersey between 2003 and 2012. That is why members of the New Jersey state Assembly just passed legislation that makes penalties harsher for DWI offenders who cause a traffic fatality.