Sussex County DWI

Sussex County DWI Lawyers

With Locations by appointment only in Sparta and Newton, NJ.

37 Main St #1100
Sparta, NJ 07871
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Phone: 973-352-7798

Sussex County is a rural county in New Jersey located in the northernmost part of the state. It ranks 17th out of the 21 New Jersey counties in terms of population. Vernon Township is the largest township in Sussex County both in population and geographical area. Our team of Sussex County DWI lawyers represent clients charged with DWI and other traffic offenses. Police in Sussex County remain vigilant against DWI drivers. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety conducted a 2018 Driver Sober Or Get Pulled Over Holiday Crackdown from December 7, 2018 through January 1, 2019. During that period the police arrested 15 DWI defendants. Sparta finished first with six DWI arrests during that period of time. Vernon came in second with five DWI arrests during this holiday period. If you were charged with a DWI in Sparta, Vernon, Stanhope or other townships, contact the Sussex County DWI attorneys at the Aretsky Law Group for a FREE initial consultation at our locations in Sparta or Newton. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys prepare every DWI take as if it were proceeding trial. Preparation is the key to obtaining a favorable out come. Our team of lawyers will review all the evidence, secure all necessary experts on your behalf if warranted and prepare a vigorous defense for you. Speak with a DWI lawyer 24/7 by calling our Sparta location at 973-352-7798, text us at 800-537-4154 or via Live Chat.

Sussex County DWI Laws

New Jersey has imposed strict DWI laws that carry severe penalties including loss of license and even jail in some circumstances for drunk drivers. If a driver operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher that is considered operating under the influence of alcohol in NJ. If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol, the police will request that you provide a breath test. Most police departments use the Drager Alcotest 7110 Evidential breathalyzer unit to test. If you refuse to provide a breath sample, that results in an You will be charged with Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test if you fail to provide the requested breath tests. This separate alcohol related offense carries with it similar significant consequences as a DWI ticket. If you operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs such as marijuana, you face being charged with driving under the influence and face similar penalties as a DWI. If it is a first offense, and if your BAC is .08% but less than .10%, your license will be suspended for 3 months. Your license will be suspended for 7-12 months if you blew a .10% BAC or above or you were operating under the influence of drugs. A second offense DWI requires a 2 year license suspension. A third offense carries a 10 year license suspension. You will also be subject to thousands of dollars in monetary fines and surcharges, etc. and jail in certain circumstances. Our team of Sussex County DWI lawyers will explore every possibility for you in order to avoid the significant license suspensions, jail and hefty monetary penalties.

The police in Sussex County often set up DWI roadblocks and patrols specifically set up to identify drivers operating while under the influence. These roadblocks and patrols usually increase during the holiday season and in the summer months. Some townships in Sussex County have a higher number of DWI arrests than others due to population and amounts of traffic. For example, the Sparta Police Department issues more DWI tickets than other Sussex County townships. Aretsky Law Group represents drivers charged with DWI and other traffic offenses throughout Sussex County including in the below townships:

  • Sparta
  • Vernon
  • Stanhope
  • Jefferson
  • Andover
  • Byram
  • Franklin
  • Hamburg
  • Hardyston
  • Hopatcong
  • Newton
  • Ogdensburg
Eric J. Aretsky attorney
Eric J. Aretsky
Jonathan Mincis attorney
Jonathan Mincis
David Dumbroff attorney
David Dumbroff
Experienced & Compassionate Sussex County DWI Attorneys

Our team of DWI lawyers including Eric J. Aretsky, David Dumbroff and Jonathan Mincis have over 75 years of combined experienced defending those charged with DWI in New Jersey and obtain favorable results for our clients. We are familiar with the municipal courts in Sussex County. If you have been arrested for violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, the New Jersey DWI statute, call our office now to schedule your FREE initial consultation so we can start working on your defense immediately. Keep in mind that in New Jersey, DWI is a traffic offense and not a criminal offense. Most states treat DWI as a criminal offense. In New Jersey, a DWI conviction is not a criminal conviction. It will only appear on your driver’s abstract. You will not have a criminal record as the result of a DWI conviction.

Client Reviews
I highly recommend Eric Aretsky. He got me $500,000.00 for significant injuries that I received when my car was crushed by a truck on Route 80. This firm took care of everything for me. Bruce P.
They made this nerve racking experience very easy for me. Made me aware of every email send to court. I am very pleased and grateful. Mari L.