What is a “Lower Tier” DWI?

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 … Read More

Appellate Division Upholds Refusal Statement

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 … Read More

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 … Read More