Mount Holly, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/02/2019 -- As a DWI defense attorney serving Camden County, NJ, and the surrounding area, The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. understands that there may be some confusion when it comes to the various intoxicated driving charges. DUI means "driving under the influence," and DWI stands for "driving while intoxicated." In some instances, DWI is an acronym for "driving while impaired." Depending on the state, these terms can have different meanings, or they can refer to the same offense.
In some states, a DWI refers to driving while intoxicated with alcohol. In others, it means driving while impaired (by drugs, alcohol, or an unknown substance). New Jersey does not use the terms to describe different offenses. The statute N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 uses the term "driving while intoxicated," meaning DWI is the official legal term for drunk driving or driving under the influence of controlled substances. However, DUI is recognized as the same offense.
The article touches on OUI and OWI charges. OUI stands for "operating under the influence," and is used in only three states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. OWI, or "operating while intoxicated" is a charge some jurisdictions use. In this context, "operating" encompasses instances of being behind the wheel, even if the car is not running.
No matter the acronym, getting arrested for driving under the influence is a time-consuming and expensive process. The article encourages readers who find themselves on the wrong side of the law and require a criminal defense attorney in Burlington County or another nearby area to contact the Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C.
About The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C.
The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. is a legal firm with three locations across Mount Holly, Audubon and Winslow Township. A graduate of Penn State University and Widener Law School, Jason Pollack opened up The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. in 2002. Nearly two decades later, Pollack and his team of professional attorneys have grown to have three locations throughout New Jersey.