DWI & DUI Charges
DWI Defense Lawyers in Monmouth County NJ
Although DUI charges are considered traffic in nature, the ramifications if convicted, could be more severe than say a simple assault, marijuana possession or disorderly conduct offense. If you have been convicted of a DWI in New Jersey you are facing not only a lengthy license suspension, high fines, imposition of the ignition interlock device but also the potential for incarceration as well. To make matters worse, DUI offenses in New Jersey are considered enhanceable offenses as well. In essence, if convicted of a second or subsequent DWI offense the penalties will drastically increase.
Defending Clients Against DUI Charges in Holmdel, Middletown, Wall Township, and throughout New Jersey
Our office routinely represents clients charged with driving while intoxicated offenses in courts throughout Monmouth County, including towns like Red Bank, Tinton Falls, Neptune City, Wall, Asbury Park, Middletown, Belmar, Manasquan, Ocean Township and Long Branch. If you would like to set up an appointment with of the DWI defense lawyers on staff at the Proetta & Oliver today then please contact us at 732.858.6959. Our office is located at 180 Kings Highway in Middletown, right down the road from the Middletown Municipal Court. As always, the initial consultation is free of charge. Now here is some key information on driving under the influence charges in New Jersey.
Everything You Need to Know about Defending DWI Charges in NJ
The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver fully understand what a conviction for a DWI can do to your life. A loss of license and high fines can be crippling to just about everyone. When it comes to DUI / DWI offenses in New Jersey plea bargaining is prohibited. What that means is that, irrespective of the hardship issue presented, without a valid defense, you are going nowhere. Just so you understand how rare that is, there are only two offenses under the entire criminal code where in which plea bargaining is prohibited, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and DWI’s. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced DUI defense lawyer. As a result of the strict guidelines that follow DWI charges in New Jersey, one of the firms founding partners, has sought out specialized training so that we can defend these types of charges more effectively. He is certified instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and a certified administer of the Alcotest Machine. Those are the two key pieces of evidence used by the prosecution in any DWI case. Our office routinely represents clients charged with driving under the influence in the following towns:
Need to Speak to a DWI Attorney in Monmouth County
The Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver has been representing clients charged with DUI in towns like Marlboro, Lake Como, West Long Branch, Highlands, Freehold, Colts Neck and Holmdel for years. If you have been arrested and charged with a driving while intoxicated offense it is imperative that you speak to an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. With high fines, licenses suspensions potentially exceeding eight (8) years and 180 days in the Monmouth County Jail on the line, it’s imperative that you speak to an experienced New Jersey DUI defense lawyer. Here is some additional information on DWI charges in New Jersey.
DWI Charges are not Considered Criminal Offenses in NJ
Just about the only lenient aspect of New Jersey’s driving while intoxicated statute is the underlying nature of it. In other words, unlike a lot of other states around the Country, DWI charges in New Jersey are considered traffic offenses and not criminal. That means that even if convicted of a DWI, it will not result in a criminal record for the defendant. Unfortunately, since it is not considered a criminal offense, it can never be expunged. That means that no matter how much time expires, a DWI conviction will never be removed from an individual’s drivers abstract.
Can I be Charged with a Criminal Offense for DWI in NJ?
Although a DWI is considered a traffic offense, it is extremely common to see individual who has been charged with a DWI also be charged with a criminal offense as well. Some of the most common criminal charges that we see being issued ancillary to a DWI in New Jersey include:
If the individual is charged with a criminal offense in relation to a DWI charge then the criminal charge might dictate what court has original jurisdiction over the case. Anyone charged with an indictable offense (felony) in connection with a DWI will need to have their entire case transferred from the Local Municipal Court where the incident happened to the Monmouth County Superior Courthouse, which is located in Freehold.
Need to Contact a DWI Defense Lawyer Today
Being charged with driving while intoxicated can be very stressful and overwhelming. Not knowing what to do or who to trust only adds to the already stressful environment. With that being said, the DWI defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver feel that hiring the right attorney, someone that knows how to handle DWI offenses and who is also familiar with the specific courts, can go a long way to alleviating a lot of the stress that most feel. If you would like to schedule a free consultation today, please do not hesitate to contact us at 732858-6959. Remember, the initial consultation is always free, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.