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DWI Defense Lawyers in Woodbridge Township NJ
Woodbridge Township NJ is consistently at the top of Middlesex County and sometimes even the state, when it comes to the number of individuals charged with DWI. An extraordinarily high amount were arrested for DUI just this past year — almost 500. There are many reasons for the rate of driving while intoxicated offenses including that Woodbridge is the fifth most populated municipality in the state, 7.5 miles of the Garden State Parkway and interstate roadways like U.S. Route 1 and Route 9 run through the town, and the fact that there is a high amount of social activity there. If you were arrested and are seeking legal assistance for a DWI, DUI or refusal in Woodbridge Municipal Court, attorneys with extensive experience are ready to assist you at our firm. Call us at 732-634-0700 for a free initial telephone consultation or to schedule an appointment in our Woodbridge Office to discuss your first offense, second offense or third offense for DWI.
Penalties If Convicted of a Woodbridge DWI/DUI Offense
The price an individual pays if they are convicted of driving under the the influence are heavy. The most significant penalty involves the prospect for imprisonment, something that is a certainty if someone is convicted of a third offense (i.e. 180 days). For a second offense, the jail term is two (2) to ninety (90) days. Another consequence if you are found guilty in Woodbridge Municipal Court is a 3-12 month license suspension for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense. In this regard, it should be noted that the period an individual’s license is suspended for a first offense hinges on the blood alcohol content (“BAC”) involved — the suspension is a straight 3 months for a BAC of .08% but less than .10% and between 7-12 for readings at or above .10%. You should also know that you face mandatory fines and assessments that can exceed $1,000, and will have to pay an annual NJ DMV surcharge of at least $1,000 for a period of three (3) years. The question that many people ask, especially when they learn that it is illegal to plea bargain DWI cases, is whether there is any way to avoid these severe penalties. Our answer is yes but it usually takes considerable hard work, as well as knowledge and creativity. When you retain the The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, that is exactly what you get.
Highly Knowledgeable & Experienced Woodbridge Attorneys
Our firm is comprised of 7 driving while intoxicated lawyers which, in and of itself, makes us very unique. More importantly, the members of our team have exceptional training and experience in DUI defense, something we believe is imperative to properly analyze and dissect any Woodbridge Municipal Court DWI case that is presented to us. At least five (5) on our staff are Alcotest certified (approximately 50 exist statewide) and we also have our own breathalyzer to allow us to be as absolutely creative as possible when it comes to developing a bona fide argument to allow for a downgrade or dismissal of a charge. In addition, at least four (4) in our office are former prosecutors who have witnessed first hand how the system works from the other side so we appreciate the effort and diligence it takes to get results. Experience has shown us that it is absolutely essential that counsel be relentless to be fully effective in defending drunk driving charges. That is the level of commitment we invest in every case.
Woodbridge NJ DWI Lawyer
If you would like to discuss exactly how we would go about handling your DWI charge, give our Woodbridge Office a call at 732-634-0700. Initial consultations are always complimentary so there is no reason to hesitate in speaking to a lawyer at our firm. We will undertake a thorough review of the facts of your driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol case from the point of the motor vehicle stop, roadside testing and investigation and everything that transpired at the Woodbridge Police Station. We know from experience that a DUI case needs to be dissected in order to pinpoint every viable defense. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact our a DWI lawyer at our firm.