The Difference Between a DWI and a DUI

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 free consultation.

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

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At the 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.

Please contact us as soon as possible for the aggressive DUI defense you need.

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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.

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