New Jersey DWI Attorneys

Section 39:3-50 of the New Jersey Statutes deals with operating a motor vehicle violations while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, hallucinogenics, or habit-producing drugs.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

DWI attorneyThe penalties you face for driving under the influence of alcohol depend on how high your blood alcohol content was at the time of your arrest and whether this was your first offense. If your blood alcohol level is greater than 0.08 percent but less than 0.10 percent, you will be fined between $250 and $400 and lose your license for three months. You will also be required to participate in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center program for between 12 and 48 hours. The court also has the discretion to imprison you for up to 30 days.

If your blood alcohol level at the time of your arrest is greater than 0.10 percent, your fine will increase to between $300 and $500 and you will lose your license for seven to 12 months. You will still face 30 days’ imprisonment and need to participate in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center program.

Driving Under the Influence of Other Drugs

Though driving under the influence of alcohol is the most common violation of NJSA 39:4-50, the statute also prohibits driving under the influence of habit-producing drugs like narcotics and hallucinogenics. The penalties for first-time driving under the influence of drugs are the same as for driving with a blood alcohol level over 0.10 percent. It should also be noted that there is no minimum level of drugs you must have in your bloodstream to be considered “under the influence.” Any amount that impairs your ability to drive is sufficient.

Insurance Points A NJSA 39:4-50 conviction (or a guilty plea) will result in the addition of nine insurance points to your driving record. These points are different from the Motor Vehicle Commission points that are given for some driving offenses. They are used by New Jersey insurance companies to determine whether they will cover you and, if so, how much you will need to pay. If you get too many points, you may find that no insurers are willing to cover you, and you will be forced to buy insurance through the more expensive New Jersey Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (NJPAIP).

What to Do Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious charge, and you face severe penalties if you are convicted. A New Jersey  DWI attorney can make sure your rights are protected. Call Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404 for a free evaluation of your case.

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Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones
15:21 28 Oct 19
DAN is a great lawyer!!!Far exceeded my expectations.. answered all my questions personally and walked me through the whole process... THANKS
Omar L.
Omar L.
08:03 11 Oct 19
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Raniero Stirpe
22:11 16 Jul 19
I had a work related incident on 11/2017. I immediately google reviewed a workers comp attorney. Beninato & Matrafajlo Law firm revealed extremely positive reviews. Without a hesitation I drove to their Elizabeth location seeking help. Attorney Andrew was very polite, courteous and resourceful with aiding my problems. Andrew assistant was just just as helpful. They kept me updated throughout the entire process via phone or email. The doctors they administered me to were pleasant as well. Even though the process took nearly 2yrs - Andrew was alongside for entire journey. On May 29, 2018 I finally went to court for work incident. Andrew prompt me on entire court process making me feel comfy and confident before speaking in front of judge. After the ordeal Beninato & Matrafajlo Law firm followed up making sure I was completely satisfied with everything. I wouldn’t of chosen anyone else! Thank You Andrew, his assistant & entire Law firm for the marvelous experience.
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23:41 05 Jul 19
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Jelsson Barba
Jelsson Barba
01:44 28 Jun 19
Dan is the best lawyer I have ever met he did not give up he said he was going to help me and that's definitely what he did I am grateful to have him as my attorney and I will highly recommend him to anyone looking for help p.s and everyone that works at the office is extremely professional polites and very nice and I thank you as well keep up the great work
Albert Fuentes
Albert Fuentes
10:54 20 May 19
Mr. Matrafajlo and his staff are both professional and kind. He went to court 5 times over 6+months fighting a traffic ticket that would of suspended my license and caused me thousands in fine and surcharges. It was dismissed with zero owed to the courts after proving DMV administrative discrepancies. Thank you so much for all your helpRenee
Renee Otoole
Renee Otoole
14:07 11 May 19
Mr. Matrafajlo and his staff are both professional and kind. He went to court 5 times over 6+months fighting a traffic ticket that would of suspended my...
Renee O.
Renee O.
07:03 11 May 19
First of all, I admired Dan for his understanding by putting himself on his clients shoes and fight for their best interest (outcome). For me, the definition of a great lawyer are those who "deliver" and he does.
Jay Licin
Jay Licin
16:22 03 Apr 19
I am writing this review almost a decade after the fact......Mr. Matrafajlo is an excellent attorney. He did everything in his power to help me out. I would recommend him to anyone that was in need of an attorney.
Brian Bianco
Brian Bianco
23:24 01 Mar 19
The best of the best! I would definitely recommend Dan to my family and friends. Very professional and goes above and beyond to answer questions and to get the best results!
David Palucki
David Palucki
20:43 18 Jan 19
I got a 3 point ticket for doing an unsafe turn. I ended up hiring Matrafajlo. He seemed pretty confident he can get the ticket reduced to obstruction of...
Kasandra O.
Kasandra O.
09:06 17 Jan 19
I would definitely recommend Dan and his team to friends and family. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful every time I reached out with questions. Dan and Teresa aka the Dream Team!! Everyone went above and beyond for little ‘ol me! Job well done!!
T Shipley
T Shipley
18:29 07 Nov 18
Dan really went above and beyond for my case . I was wrongfully accused of reckless driving . He could of just told me to take first plea deal and been done with it . Instead he suggested I refuse . The prosecutor in turn ran us around for months refusing to budge. Dan was sted fast in his support for me and never wavered. What started as a reckless driving which is a criminal offense ended as an unsafe driving ( 0 point offense). All thanks to Dan's hard work and perseverance
Cj Craddock
Cj Craddock
23:13 16 Sep 18
The best of the best, there's no other choice if you're looking for legal representation. Simply an incredible attorney. Helped me get out of a serious jam.
Jim Gilligan
Jim Gilligan
22:51 08 May 18
Dan Matrafajlo was fantastic. From the moment I hired him he handled everything from scheduling my court date to representing me with my traffic ticket. Literally, all I had to do was show up to court. He put me at ease throughout the whole process and had my fine reduced dramatically!! I highly recommend him.
A J Sports
A J Sports
02:40 26 Apr 18
Dan Matrafajlo one the best attorneys ever I was completely satisfied and he has one of the best teams working for him .. I would and have recommended him .
Janie Carr
Janie Carr
03:37 25 Apr 18
Represented my mother when she had an accident, highly recommend him as an attorney
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george gialamas
20:57 25 Mar 18
I don't know much about Beninato but I know a lot about Matrafajlo Danny Matrafajlo is very ambitious, smart, knowlegable, helpful lawyer I have ever know.Keep that way DannyHappy Thanksgiving to you and your family
Julia Bbnck
Julia Bbnck
05:10 23 Nov 17
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Google User
Google User
16:00 30 Aug 17
Few months back, my husband had injured in a car accident. It seemed to be a small injury, but in fact it was brain injury and the truck who hit our car, ran away. We were so confused that how to survive and get compensation for brain injury. At that time, from my friend's reference, I got to know about Beninato & Matrafajlo Law, The firm handled our case very carefully and passionately, took the right steps for us and helped us in getting compensation. Thanks to Beninato & Matrafajlo Law!
Catelyn Martell
Catelyn Martell
05:42 26 Jul 17
Dan is an outstanding lawyer he has handled personal injury cases for me for a couple of my friends he has handled matrimonial and Municipal Court tickets and everyone is happy with his services
Sove Alcequiez
Sove Alcequiez
20:05 23 Jul 17
I was referred to Dan Mantrafajlo by a dear friend of my that I respect greatly. This friend said that Dan was the type of lawyer that made the hard work she was putting into law school worth it...I found this to be very true. Professional, hard working, informed and willing to go above and beyond. This is a real review from a real client.
Damon O'Gara
Damon O'Gara
08:12 20 Jul 17
Very professional. I highly recommend it to anybody.
Santiago Pelaez
Santiago Pelaez
01:46 12 Jul 17
Simply put he is the best! He was professional, prompt and always acted in my best interest. Couldn't have expected a better outcome.
Lauren Corby
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02:44 25 Apr 17
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Jola Kotowski
Jola Kotowski
13:36 28 Dec 16
Best attorney you can have!!!
Natasha Garcia
Natasha Garcia
01:07 22 Dec 16
Mr. Matrafajlo has represented me in a civil case where I was struck and injured by another vehicle.His professionalism and hard work truly made my experience seamless. There will be unpredictable measures that life throws at you, it always helps to have someone you trust by your side.I highly recommend Mr. Matrafajlo or anyone in this law firm to represent them if need be.-Zack
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Zack Elaroussi
16:30 10 Dec 16
Michell Lopez
Michell Lopez
12:37 31 Oct 16
Dan Matrafajlo excellent lawyer. He solved my two previous cases. Individual approach, prompt actions, purposefully moving toward the success. Thank you Dan, yes you are the best of the best.
Svitlana Chaykivska
Svitlana Chaykivska
02:14 12 Sep 16
Teresa Almeida
Teresa Almeida
16:31 30 Jul 15
Dan is an excellent attorney. Unlike most attorneys Dan actually cares about your case. He went the extra mile and did countless hours of research to help me win my case. I'd give him 10 stars if I was able to.
rob cif
rob cif
14:44 31 Mar 15
I starting using Dan after a VERY bad experience with a previous attorney who took advantage of our family. Dan is a great lawyer and very competent. While he specializes in personal injury, he and his office staff proved themselves on multiple occasions to be more then competent in other areas of the law. He's quick to respond and always makes us feel like our case is his top priority. I have since referred him to multiple people and their experience has been a positive one as well. His rates are reasonable and he has no desire to drag things out, file extension after extension etc. and rack up my bill as our previous attorney did. We highly recommend Dan Matrafajilo Esq., as does everyone I know who have used his services before.
Jeff D.
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Conrad Willkomm
01:52 22 Aug 14
I highly recommend Dan if you you need help with a legal issue. He has first hand knowledge of the local courts and will fight for you.
Bryan Powell
Bryan Powell
00:23 01 May 14
Jose Escalante
Jose Escalante
03:56 11 Nov 13
Dan is the best attorney ever!!!
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