Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys in Edison Township, New Jersey
If you or a loved one have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving under the Influence of Drugs (Drug DUI) in Edison, New Jersey, it is critical that you understand the penalties and consequences associated with the charges you are facing. In New Jersey, DWI cases are treated severely by the courts. A first offense DWI alleging Blood Alcohol Content of .08% to .99% involves a mandatory three-month license suspension, $800-$1000 fine PLUS a $1000 surcharge for three years, and a discretionary prison term of up to thirty days. This penalties increase with a higher BAC. Furthermore, a second offense DWI carries with it a mandatory two-year license suspension and increased monetary fines and assessments as well as a mandatory prison sentence from 48 hours to ninety days. A third offense DWI carries a ten year license suspension and up to 180 days in prison at the judge’s discretion. Aside from this, additional penalties for DWI can include community service, installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, and mandatory alcohol and drug counseling programs. In addition to the penalties and fines set forth above, New Jersey also penalizes related offenses such as:
- Driving or riding with an open container
- Driving with a DUI suspension
- Driving while possessing drugs
An experienced DWI defense attorney is an invaluable resource when fighting a driving while intoxicated case. At Proetta & Oliver, we have successfully defended hundreds of cases for clients facing DWI charges in Edison and throughout Middlesex County, New Jersey. If you would like to discuss the details of your case or lay out a case strategy with an experienced DWI defense lawyer, please contact our office at (732) 659-9600 or stop by our local Edison office for a free consultation.
DWI Charges in Edison, NJ
Edison is a major source of DWI arrests in New Jersey every year. This is due to its location as a major transportation hub in the state. It is the home of five miles of road as well as Interchange 10 on the New Jersey Turnpike, route 287, route 27, and Routes 1 & 9. There is large presence of state and local police who patrol the populated business parks, bars, and restaurants. The high volume of police activity thus contributes to a high volume of Edison drug and alcohol DUI arrests. All DWI charges are heard in Edison Municipal Court. Such cases may take months and even up to a year. Remember to arrive on time for your scheduled appearances and be prepared to stay for long hours, as court can be extremely busy. Also, make sure that a competent and experienced attorney accompanies you to best assist you with the process.
Contact Edison NJ DUI Lawyers for a Free Consultation
The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver take great pride in their unique qualifications in regard to the technical requirements that must be established and followed by New Jersey State and Edison police officers. In fact, our founding attorney Will Proetta is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). He is also certified by Draeger Industries in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the breath test device used by police to measure BAC. These credentials are uniquely valuable when it comes to gauging the strength of the state’s case against you. Contact us today at (732) 659-9600 to speak with an experienced DWI and DUI defense attorney about your case, and remember our office is down the street at 3840 Park Avenue in Edison.
Related Edison New Jersey DWI Information:
|NJ DWI Home Page||New Jersey Refusal Charges|
|DWI Penalties||Underage DWI|
|First Offense DWI||Drug DUI|
|Second Offense DWI||Standardized Field Sobriety Testing|
|Third (or Subsequent Offense) DWI||Ignition Interlock Device|