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South Brunswick NJ DWI Lawyers
Former DWI Prosecutors Defending DUI Charges in South Brunswick
The aftermath of a driving while intoxicated arrest in South Brunswick can be very depressing and chaotic. This reaction is only understandable because most people have an idea of the serious penalties imposed under New Jersey Law for a violation of the DWI statute – – N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. The consequences of a DWI conviction in South Brunswick Municipal Court can be severe as there is exposure to a mandatory drivers license suspension for even your first offense. It is therefore imperative that you obtain the very best legal representation you can afford if you have been charged with a DWI, DUI or driving under the influence of marijuana or another drug in South Brunswick NJ. The lawyers at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are former prosecutors and other experienced defense attorneys who possess specialized certifications for defending your DUI offense including at least 5 that are Alcotest Certified, 2 who are Sobriety Test Instructors, a former Police Academy DWI Instructor and a team with over 100 years of collective experience. Call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126 for immediate assistance or to set up a complimentary initial consultation.
About South Brunswick & Map to the Municipal Court
South Brunswick Township is a large municipality, measuring 41.039 square miles, that is actually comprised of 6 unincorporated communites, Dayton, Heathcote, Kendall Park, Kingston, Franklin Township and Monmouth Junction. The busiest roadways in South Brunswick include U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 130, and the New Jersey Turnpike. With some much traffic flowing within the municipality, over 125 DWI violations were filed in South Brunswick Municipal Court between June 2012-13.
Law & Penalties: South Brunswick DWI Offense
The state must establish both operation and intoxication to prove you guilty of driving while intoxicated in South Brunswick. In this regard, it is important to understand that the term DWI and DUI essentially describe the same offense, namely, operating a motor vehicle in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. The element of “operation” is usually self-evident although there are those cases where it can be in dispute, for example, when the accused is not stopped while operating the vehicle or is not otherwise in active operation (e.g. sitting in car or sleeping in car). The more common challenge in a South Brunswick DWI case involves a contest surrounding “intoxication”. This is accomplished by attacking the breath test, blood test, or urine test. Our lawyers are particularly skilled in this regard as five are among the approximately 50 in the state who are certified to operate and/or maintain the Draeger 7110 Alcotest, the breathalyzer used in NJ. We also happen to be one of two law offices in the state with its own Alcotest. The defense team is not only highly experienced with this form of scientific evidence of blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) but also blood and urine testing. The attorneys at the firm, as former DWI prosecutors, are well versed in proper test procedures that allow us to mount strong challenges to laboratory test evidence too.
South Brunswick DUI Attorney
Too often, individuals assume that they have no chance of avoiding a license suspension, jail and other mandatory penalties associated with a first offense, second offense or third offense. This is shortsighted and erroneous thinking in our experience as our South Brunswick NJ DWI Attorneys are successful in avoiding conviction and/or mandatory 39:4-50 penalties in more cases than most imagine. Give one of our knowledgeable DUI lawyers a call at 732-246-7126 for immediate assistance. We will review the facts of your case and advise you as to exactly how we can defend your charges.