Close X

Blog

New Jersey changes DUI laws for non-English speakers

Posted by Unknown | Mar 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey state supreme court agreed to change DUI laws for non-English speakers yesterday.  The court ruled that drivers who do not speak English are required to be provided a translation of the statement of consequences related to not taking an alcohol breath test.  The law does not require that drivers understand the translated statement, and if officials are unable to identify or translate a drivers language then the driver is awarded immunity.

No other state requires translation to be provided, though many do have written or spoken translations of the statement on hand.  One official involved in passing the legislation stated, “I think other states are going to follow New Jersey's lead”.

If you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence, contact the Seattle DUI defense attorneys of The Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm at 1-866-822-1230 to learn more about your rights.

About the Author

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Ckk_bw_logo-black

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

Contact Us

If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.