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I was stopped for a DUI, and the officer had me make a call and let me go. Can I get a ticket in the mail?

East Brunswick, NJ |

I was stopped for a DUI. I had been drinking. He was aware of this. I failed the sobriety test. Could I get a ticket in the mail/

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You could get a ticket in the mail. It is rather unusual that he would not have arrested you after you failed the field sobriety test. You should contact a criminal defense lawyer regarding this case to ensure that your rights as a criminal defendant are protected and that you understand what your options are under the circumstances.

Juan Garcia Jr.
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The statute of limitations for NJ DWI, NJSA 39:4-50 is ninety days. However, NJ law enforcement officers must detain a defendant for 12 hours after a DWI arrest unless they have a ride to pick them up at the police station. Keep in mind that most NJ traffic offenses under NJSA Title 39 only have a 30 days statute of limitations. So it is possible that you may receive another traffic ticket in the mail within the next 30 days.

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