Most individuals in New Jersey will never face charges of murder, robbery or similar criminal charges that could result in serious time behind bars. However, a criminal charge that can result in time behind bars and that most individuals are susceptible to is drunk driving charges. Driving under the influence in New Jersey is a crime with serious penalties that can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, one glass of wine too many can mean thousands of dollars in fines and other consequences.
Alcohol seems to go hand in hand with the holiday season. Having a few drinks with old friends that come to town or with family members is by no means uncommon in New Jersey. However, residents need exercise extreme caution because New Jersey does not take drunk driving lightly, even on the first offense. Additionally, authorities will likely be on high alert through the holiday season.