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Defending Your License And Your Freedom After A DUI Arrest In New Jersey

New Jersey courts take DUI charges very seriously, and the consequences of a conviction can last a lifetime. While you may consider a first offense to be a small concern, multiple convictions grow more severe with each charge, which is why it is vital to keep your record as clear as you can. To earn the outcome you deserve in your DUI case, you need the guidance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

I am Connie Bentley McGhee, Esq., and I have more than 30 years of experience representing clients throughout the Newark area, North Jersey and statewide. I am ready to put my legal knowledge and skills to work for you. Whether you are facing state or federal DUI charges, I can guide you through the defense process with speed and efficiency.

Challenging An Arrest On State DUI Charges

The majority of the DUI cases I see are at a state level, but that does not make them any less threatening. A first offense can result up to a month of jail time, whereas a second DUI is punishable by up to 90 days in jail, and a third offense carries a 180-day minimum sentence. A DUI conviction often means fines and incarceration, but just as importantly it can also cost you your driver’s license and even your job.

My goal as your legal counsel is to minimize or dismiss the charges you are facing by attacking the evidence against you, the actions the arresting officer took during your arrest, and scrutinizing any other defenses or mitigating factors. Whether your optimal outcome must be earned through pursuing a win in court, a dismissal or a reduction in charges and penalties, I will explore all available options to protect you.

Guidance Through Federal DUI Charges

Some of the ways a crime becomes a federal crime include when the conduct crosses state lines or occurs on federal property. For DUIs in this area of the country, this likely means you received a DUI for driving on federal property such as Gateway National Park at Sandy Hook, or a military base such as Ft. Dix or McGuire.

The penalties for DUI under federal jurisdiction can escalate to a point of imprisonment, years of probation and thousands of dollars in fines. I have experience standing before the federal court system to defend my clients, and I will fight however I can to protect you as much as possible from these charges. I have represented federal employees, military personnel and local civilians  in these cases.

Put Your Defense In Good Hands

If you are facing DUI charges, whether they are at a state or federal level, do not make the mistake of representing yourself, even for a first offense. Instead, let my extensive experience be your advantage in your criminal defense case. Call me at 973-339-3113 or reach out to me online to schedule your initial consultation and begin developing a defense strategy today.