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Authorities in New Jersey plan for a major drunk driving crusade

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DUI campaign will begin on Aug. 18 and affect the entire state of New Jersey through Sept. 4. State and local law enforcement officials will be out in force, setting up drunk driving checkpoints and roving patrols designed to look for and arrest impaired drivers.

Drunk driving could be legal in some cases

Drunk driving is so dangerous that it's difficult to imagine a circumstance in which it would be legally appropriate. However, New Jersey courts are reasonable and if you had a valid reason to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a court could be lenient when making a decision on your drunk driving case.

Can alcohol-based mouthwashes result in a drunk driving arrest?

Imagine you're running late to work one Tuesday morning and as you're making a dash through your house, you take a last minute swig of mouthwash. Or, maybe you did a quick mouth refresh by swirling some Listerine through your teeth while you were en route to the office. Shortly after, you accidentally run through a red light and a Union County officer pulls you over.

How drunk driving is punished in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, any blood alcohol content (BAC) that is 0.08 percent or higher is considered to be indicative of an individual's degree of intoxication. The state takes the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously. As a result, the penalties you are sure to face if convicted of the crime are particularly harsh.

5 facts to know about drunk driving traffic stops

Drunk driving traffic stops can make it difficult for you to think. You probably know that you shouldn't have been driving after you were drinking. Still, mistakes can occur every now and then. Knowing what you should do if you see those flashing lights can help you make decisions about how you will handle the situation. 

Colts defensive tackle facing DUI and theft charges

New Jersey football enthusiasts may be interested to learn that Indianapolis Colts player David Parry was accused of stealing a golf cart and driving while under the influence of alcohol in Arizona on Feb. 25. The 24-year-old defensive tackle was ultimately charged with seven offenses.

Could New Jersey DUI penalties get any worse? Maybe

The country is in a major state of flux what with the new administration getting underway in Washington. Few would say that it's business as usual. Indeed, many observers say the focus on communication through cryptic social media like Twitter leaves the general public unable to know what to expect next.

Appeal upends jury award in DUI case. Man loses Ferrari

Being convicted of driving under the influence in New Jersey can cost a defendant a lot. Besides losing your driving privileges, possibly spending time incarcerated and paying some hefty fines, having a DUI conviction on your record can crimp your future. Job prospects and education hopes could be hurt. Help from an experienced attorney could make a huge difference in the outcome.

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