Most teenagers count down the days until they receive their driver's license in the mail. It's a symbol of personal freedom and the ability we have to transport ourselves. Most adults take this freedom for granted - until it's too late.
A driver who possesses a commercial driver's license (CDL) is held to a higher standard than a regular motorist. In New Jersey, if CDL a holder has a blood alcohol level (BAC) measured at .04 or higher, he or she is over the legal limit and can have the CDL suspended.
When you are stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, you may be asked at some point to submit to a field sobriety test. You may be uncertain whether you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test or if there are consequences to a refusal. This blog post addresses these issues.
The consequences of a DWI conviction can be devastating. In addition to fines, penalties and even jail time, you will likely face higher motor vehicle insurance premiums, and can put your employment at risk. While the best way to avoid a DWI charge is to stay off the road when you have been drinking, there are other things you can do to reduce the risk you will be pulled over, or, if you are pulled over, that you will be arrested: