What is a “Lower Tier” DWI?

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If you have been charged with DWI in New Jersey, you may have heard of something called a “lower tier” while researching your options. This term refers to the different tiers of penalties in New Jersey for a first offense … Continued

Appellate Division Upholds Refusal Statement

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On January 27, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Quintero. In this case, the defendant pled guilty to driving while intoxicated (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50) and refusal to submit to a breath test (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a). Her attorney, Greggory … Continued

Step Down in Penalties for Refusal Conviction with Prior DWIs

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If a defendant is convicted of a second or subsequent DWI conviction 10 years after the prior conviction, he or she is entitled to a “step down” in penalties. This means that the defendant gets sentenced to lesser penalties than … Continued