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Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested, charged with a criminal offense, or are under investigation, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer about your options.

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First Offense DWI Charges

Wall NJ DWI Lawyers

Although driving while intoxicated is considered a traffic offense in New Jersey the ramifications if convicted could be life changing. As you will see below, a Defendant convicted of a DWI and/or DUI for the first time will be facing not only a potential jail sentence but a lengthy license suspension as well. DWI offenses are one of only two charges where plea bargaining is prohibited. Meaning that, no matter what the hardship alleged is, without a valid defense, a Defendant will be convicted. If you or a loved one has been charged with a traffic offense like driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath sample, driving under the influence, drug dui or a criminal offense like assault by auto, aggravated assault or death by auto, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office has been representing clients charged with not only driving under the influence charges but assault by auto charges as well in Monmouth County for years now. Our Monmouth County DWI defense lawyers have dedicated our entire careers to defending those accused of crimes in courts throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County. We have extensive experience representing clients in not only the Monmouth Superior Courthouse but local municipal courts like Wall Township, Tinton Falls, Asbury Park, Middletown, Holmdel, West Long Branch, Belmar, Manasquan, Neptune and Howell

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County and would like a free consultation then please contact us directly at (732)858-6959. We are available 24/7 to help assist in anyway possible. Mr. Proetta, one of the firms founding partners has been certified as an administrator of the Alcotest Machine and a certified instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. These are the two main pieces of evidence used by the prosecution in order to obtain a DWI conviction. Having specialized training in these areas gives our Monmouth County DUI lawyers the advantage of being able to critical analyze the states evidence.  We fully understand that being charged with a criminal or traffic offense as serious as this can be extremely stressful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Now here is some key information on first offense dwi charges in New Jersey, including the applicable penalties if convicted.

Howell NJ DUI Attorneys

DWI Charges in NJ: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Driving under the influence charges in New Jersey are governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. As touched upon above, since DWI/DUI offenses are considered traffic in nature, a Defendant is not entitled to a jury trial. Therefore, a Defendant’s only option is to have a bench trial. That is why it is extremely important to hire a skilled dwi defense attorney. An experienced DUI defense lawyer can seek to attack the State’s proofs and discredit the arresting officer’s testimony. Some of the key areas that a DWI defense lawyer seeks to attack is the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the Alcotest machine itself and any potential operational issues. If you would like to have a free initial consultation with Mr. Oliver about your options please contact us at (732) 858-6959.  Now here is a breakdown of the potential penalties if convicted.

First Offense DWI/DUI Penalties in NJ

  • If the Defendant’s BAC is less than .10%
    • Fine: $250 – $400
    • VCCB Assessment: $50
    • DDEF Assessment: $100
    • SNSF Assessment: $75
    • 3 Month Driver’s License Loss
    • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
    • Up to 30 Days in the Monmouth County Jail
  • If the Defendant’s BAC is greater than .10%
    • Fine: $300 – $500
    • VCCB Assessment: $50
    • DDEF Assessment: $100
    • SNSF Assessment: $75
    • 7 to 12 Month Driver’s License Loss
    • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
    • Up to 30 Days in the Monmouth County Jail
    • If the BAC is higher than .15% the Ignition Interlock Device must be installed

DUI Defense Attorneys in Tinton Falls NJ

As you can tell from reading above, the penalties if convicted of a first offense DWI in New Jersey are severe. Not only is a Defendant facing a lengthy license suspension but they are also facing a potential jail sentence as well. If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI, DUI, assault by auto, death by auto or any other criminal offense for that matter in Monmouth County, the criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. We frequently defend clients accused of driving while intoxicated in towns like Long Branch, Aberdeen, Matawan, Freehold, Manalapan, Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Ocean Township, Manasquan and Wall Township . If you would like to come into our office and have a face to face initial consultation with one of our Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers then please feel free to contact us at (732)858-6959. We are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. Please do wait, time is of the essence with these types of charges.

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