Petrillo & Goldberg
Excels for our clients
Talk to an Attorney
Get a Free Case Evaluation

What is the legal definition of driving under the influence of alcohol?

Legally, the influence of alcohol is determined by the so-called blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of a motorist. The maximum legal BAC has changed over the years. All state governments have generally lowered the limit in recent years.

In New Jersey, a motorist is considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if he or she has a BAC of 0.08 or higher. However, a person whose BAC is lower than the legal limit can still be convicted of a DUI in both states.

New Jersey lowered its maximum BAC from 0.10 to 0.08 in 2003, joining most other states.

Other Frequently Asked Questions


I have dealt with other law firms, and there is no comparison. It is an honor to know you and I must say, that I have the highest regard for your integrity.

- Lance Zeaman



Meet our Attorneys

The highly competent lawyers at Petrillo and Goldberg represent clients with personal injury claims, workers compensation claims, slip-and-fall cases and automobile accident victims. We work for you, and take our job of getting the best possible results for you seriously.

Scott M. Goldberg


Steven Petrillo


Scott D. Schulman


Jeff Thiel