As with the rest of the country, Newton, New Jersey and Sussex County, has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to underage drinking and driving. If you are under the age of 21 and have a blood alcohol content of .01 percent or higher while driving a car, you face extreme penalties long after charges are filed. You worry not only about keeping your driver’s license and avoiding jail time in the short term, but also maintaining your reputation and preserving your record in the long term. When underage drinking and driving allegations leave you feeling scared and alone, count on Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP, for reassurance and solidarity.
By Your Side
After 100 years in business, our DWI defense attorneys are able to bring skilled and composed representation to your case. We do not take your future lightly; we use the full extent of our legal knowledge to lessen the impact of a DWI charge or eliminate it altogether. Although we are often successful in negotiating settlements without having to go through with the stressful trial process, we are equally skilled when defending you before a jury. In fact, our tenacity in the courtroom and commitment to ethical defense has earned us the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.
In some cases, we are able to leverage an extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s dram shop and social host liability law. According to this statute, any person or business that served you alcohol may be held liable for DWI allegations. Our lawyers also defend you if you were charged with:
- Repeating offenses
- Possessing an open container
- Refusing to take a Breathalyzer test
- Driving through a school zone at the time of a DWI
- Causing an accident that resulted in injuries or death
When you face a serious DWI conviction, we are there to deliver serious representation.
Overcoming Your Obstacles
Regardless of the complexity or severity of your legal concerns, our firm is there to help you pursue the best possible solution. Reach us online or by phone at 973-786-1451 or 888-404-1896 to discuss your case.
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.