Allowing Intoxicated Operation Charges in New Jersey
Counsel From an Experienced Parsippany DWI Lawyer
In order to further prevent instances of drunk driving, New Jersey has
enacted DWI laws that affect citizens who could potentially prevent the
crime from happening. In New Jersey this is called allowing or permitting
intoxicated operation and is a serious offense that calls for sound and
responsive legal counsel.
Requirements for Allowing Intoxicated Operation
Lawmakers have had to set very strict and clear guidelines for this law
in order avoid certain ambiguities. What constitutes "allowing"
someone to operate vehicle?
According to statute
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, for this charge to stand in court, the prosecution must prove that the accused:
or should have known the driver was intoxicated
- Was in possession of a vehicle
- Permitted the intoxicated driver to use that vehicle
Note that this charge is possible even if the defendant is not aware that
driver is intoxicated—it is possible for the prosecution to argue
that the accused
should have reasonably known. Penalties for these crimes are the same as those
issued for drunk driving. A first offense can result in up to $400 in
fines, the suspension of your driver's license, and all other penalties
associated with a DWI conviction. It is important to hire an experienced
Parsippany DWI defense attorney who can protect your rights and fight your charges.
Get the Seasoned Defense You Deserve
Because this offense relies on a wide margin of objectivity, it is vulnerable
to interpretation and can be difficult for prosecutors to prove in court.
At The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., I am well-versed in
these vulnerabilities and can confidently confront these charges in court.
Over the last 16 years as a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, I have
proven time and time again my dedication to my clients' interests
and have earned an
Avvo Clients' Choice Award in the Criminal Defense category. I am ready to bring the same, unparalleled legal counsel to your DWI
charges today—including allowing intoxicated operation charges.
Find out how I can help by scheduling a
free case evaluation.
If you or a loved one has been charged with allowing intoxicated operation,
then secure aggressive and emphatic representation at The Law Offices
of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. by
calling me today!