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New Jersey man charged with DUI

A New Jersey man from Budd Lake was recently apprehended by authorities on charges of drunk driving. A passenger in the man's vehicle was also arrested after police determined that an outstanding warrant was out for his arrest. In addition to being charged with DUI, the 29-year-old driver of the vehicle was also charged with refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, driving recklessly and failing to use his headlights.

According to police, the arrest took place at about 1:20 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning. Police pulled over a motor vehicle, which was allegedly traveling on the roadway with a broken headlight. Police allege that the driver appeared to be inebriated. They conducted a field sobriety test and ultimately decided to arrest the man.

After being taken to police headquarters, the man continued to refuse any kind of chemical testing. Police later released the man to a sober driver. His passenger was also released. Both individuals now have pending court dates ahead of them, where they will have the opportunity to answer to the allegations that have been brought against them.

No matter how serious the criminal charges, any New Jersey resident who is accused of a crime will be able to assert his or her legal right to a criminal defense in court. During criminal defense proceedings, numerous legal strategies will be available to the accused. For example, the accused will have the ability to plead guilty in an effort to obtain a reduced sentencing via plea bargaining arrangements. Those charged with DUI, for example, may be able to assert legal arguments, which -- if successful -- could effectively render the prosecution's version of the facts powerless. Ultimately, the unique facts and circumstances surrounding an individual case, however, will reveal which strategies will be the most advantageous to the accused.

Source: njherald.com, Driver arrested on DWI charge, passenger on outstanding warrant, No author, March 14, 2014

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