With the highest *Avvo rating a lawyer can receive, Attorney Baxter has become recognized as a top DWI attorney.

As a recipient of the *Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, our attorney is recognized for the results he has been able to secure.
*This list distinguishes the most respected and recommended attorneys in the area, as recognized by clients.
As an active member of the association, Attorney Baxter has demonstrated his true devotion to the field.
*Deemed for attorneys who show outstanding commitment and passion for the field, as chosen by their peers.

About New Jersey DUI Defense

Delivering Exceptional Outcomes in New Jersey

Results-Driven DWI Attorney

At the Law Offices of Christopher L. Baxter, we are devoted to representing individuals who are facing DWI charges. Not only does our New Jersey DWI lawyer have over 35 years of experience in the field, but he also has a history of successful results to back it up. As a former municipal prosecutor, our driving under the influence attorney maintains an invaluable perspective of how the opposing side builds its case against DWI defendants. He then uses this foreknowledge to our clients’ advantage as we create even stronger defenses to rebut the prosecution. No matter what your situation may entail, we are the team to trust to build a customized defense and fight tirelessly for your rights from start to finish.​

Servicing clients throughout New Jersey including: Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Mt. Laurel, Gloucester Township, Evesham Township, Cinnaminson, Burlington Township, Southampton Township, Camden City, Trenton, Glassboro, Winslow, Bordentown, Westampton.

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Is DWI a Serious Offense?


Get to Know Criminal Defense Attorney Baxter

Criminal justice attorney Christopher Baxter has devoted his career to DWI defense. With approximately 3,900 DWI cases under his belt as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, he truly knows what it takes to build a defense that has the highest chance of yielding favorable results. In fact, our founder has been named a “Top DWI Attorney” by his other DUI attorneys in both *SJ Magazine and *South Jersey Magazine, for consecutive years on end. In addition, he has been featured on multiple media outlets for his knowledge and trusted legal perspective in the field.

With 35 years of experience in DWI/DUI courtrooms and more than 11 years of experience as a tough municipal prosecutor, Christopher Baxter brings a unique advantage to his clients’ DUI / DWI defense cases. He is a Burlington County DUI lawyer who has extensive knowledge of how both the defense and the prosecution work in these types of DWI matters. Mr. Baxter has prosecuted cases in numerous towns in New Jersey, which include Moorestown, Delran, Burlington City, Westampton, Mt. Holly, Woodland, and Riverside. He also assisted in cases in Edgewater Park, Pemberton, and Mt. Laurel.

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Former Prosecutor

As a former municipal prosecutor, our attorney has handled DWI cases from both sides of the courtroom.

Proven Defense

Our sole focus is DWI defense, and over the years, we have handled approximately 3,900 cases.

Reasonable Fees

We work hard for a reasonable price, offering payment plans and accepting all major credit cards.

Rapid Response

We are attentive to our clients, offering 24/7 helpful counsel to ensure questions are always answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Myth Versus Fact

Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey does not have a conditional driver’s license program or work license program. If you sustain a Driving under the influence or chemical test refusal conviction, your license will be suspended and you will not be permitted to drive under any circumstances—no exceptions. Moreover, if you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you are subject to the traditional penalties for a violation of driving while suspended, as well as additional “enhanced” penalties. These enhanced penalties include an additional 1- to 2-year license loss, an additional large fine, and a mandatory minimum of 10 to 90 days in jail. There are no exceptions to the jail term.

By order of the New Jersey Attorney General, plea bargaining DWIs and refusal charges is prohibited. Your DUI attorney can identify defenses in your case, such as lack of probable cause to stop you, lack of probable cause to arrest you for a DUI, inaccuracies or failures in the Alcotest process used by the police, inaccuracies or improper calibration of the DWI Alcotest device, and many other issues. After presenting these defenses, your attorney may be able to convince the municipal prosecutor to exercise his or her “prosecutorial discretion” and provide you a better alternative to a DWI or refusal conviction.
Under New Jersey expungement law (N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6) and the interpretive cases, motor vehicle offenses are not expungable. This means that if you are convicted of a DWI or refusal offense, the conviction will permanently remain on your record.
If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is.08% or above, the state can prove the case under what is known as a “per se” violation. This means that if the as prosecutor is successful in introducing the Alcotest blood alcohol reading, he or she will be able to prove that you were intoxicated. Of course, that means that the prosecution must jump through all of the procedural hoops to safeguard the accuracy of the Alcotest device. Your DWI / DUI defense attorney may find that there has been a failure to meet all the procedural safeguards.

Another thing to consider is that the state can prove a DWI charge by the officer’s observation of your driving, as well as by field observations

Even if you have an out-of-state driver’s license, case law allows the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to assess the surcharge of $1,000 per year.

Aggressive Defense
Regardless of the Circumstances

As a 2015 Clients’ Choice award recipient with a *10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, Attorney Baxter has demonstrated his ability to secure favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients, no matter how complex the situation may be. Although you may be worried about what the future holds, you do not have to work through this time on your own. We stand ready to relentlessly defend you from your initial consultation until the resolution of your case.

DWI Defense Qualities

How We Set The Bar For DWI Defense


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More Than 3,900 DWI Cases Handled


Experience from Both Sides of the Courtroom


Available 24/7 to Assist Our Clients


Trained in the Use of Alcotest Breath Testing Instruments

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