DWI vs. DUI: What's the Difference?
In the state of New Jersey, the acronym DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated.
Many individuals also use the acronym DUI, which stands for Driving Under
the Influence. This can lead to confusion as many individuals believe
there is a difference between the two charges. They actually mean the
same thing! New Jersey's statute is titled "DWI," which
is why that acronym is more frequently used within the state. Call 856-235-9881 for a
Convictions for DUI or DWI carry the same penalties, which can include:
- License suspension
- Expensive fines
- Installation of ignition interlock device
- Jail time
- Mandatory completion of an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) education program
Find out more about DWI penalties here.
Skilled DUI Defense Backed by 30 years DWI/DUI of Experience
Law Offices of Christopher L. Baxter, our firm's founder has a long-standing reputation for providing legal
representation that is always professional, tough, and relentless.
Attorney Baxter has
handled more than 3,200 DUI cases during his more than 30 years of courtroom experience. He will go above
and beyond to help our clients obtain the most positive case results possible,
such as charge reductions or a case dismissal.
He has successfully completed the Draeger Alcotest 7110 Operator Training
Course and New Jersey Attorney General training on the use of Alcotest
breath testing instruments in municipal prosecutions. This legal insight
regarding DWI cases can make all of the difference in your case.
Attorney Baxter has also studied standard field sobriety testing procedures
published by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As our client, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that your case is
in good hands. When we say our clients are a top priority, we truly mean
it. In fact, we make ourselves available to their needs 24/7!
Arrested? Call our New Jersey DUI lawyer today!
The Law Offices of Christopher L. Baxter is on your side, no matter what
happens. As with any legal situation, the sooner you retain legal representation,
the higher the chances that you will be successful.
contact us as soon as possible for the aggressive DUI defense you need.