Old Bridge NJ DWI Lawyer
Chances are that if you are reading this page, you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI offense in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The DUI New Jersey Statute provides: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, Driving While Intoxicated – A person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content in excess of 0.08% is guilty of Driving While Intoxicated under New Jersey State Law.
Essentially, a DWI conviction requires that the state must prove three (3) factors are present.
- Intoxication- The state must be able to prove through standardized or non-standard field sobriety tests, or through chemical (breath, blood or urine) testing that the operator of the motor vehicle is intoxicated.
- Operation- It must also be established that the defendant actually operated the motor vehicle. “Operating” a vehicle is not the same as “driving” in the eyes of the state, often allowing for prosecution even in cases where the vehicle was not moving. Operation consists of four characteristics; Control of the vehicle, an intention to move the vehicle, an action taken towards moving the vehicle, and the ability of the vehicle to move.
- Motor Vehicle- Although rarely the element in issue, the state must also establish that the defendant was operating a vehicle considered in the statute to be a “motor vehicle”. The definition is broad, consisting of all vehicles propelled otherwise than by muscular power.
If you would like to learn about how our Old Bridge NJ DWI defense lawyers can help you with your particular case, contact us at (732) 659-9600 for a free consultation.
DWI Charges in Old Bridge NJ
Home to Garden State Parkway Interchange 120 and convenient access to Staten Island and Long Island, Old Bridge DWI, DUI, and Refusal charges are substantially high. If you are stopped and subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Old Bridge then you will most likely be summoned to appear in Old Bridge Municipal Court. It is always a good idea to have a lawyer present with you in court for charges this serious. It is wise to make sure that you arrive early for your court date and be prepared to stay for several hours as the court calendar can be very busy.
Contact Old Bridge NJ DUI Defense Attorneys to Discuss Your Case
DUI charges are highly technical and complicated cases that can go on for months or even upwards of a year. If you have any hope of beating your case or reducing your penalties it is vital that you consider hiring an attorney with extensive NJ DWI experience. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver are uniquely qualified in identifying the technical requirements that must be followed by New Jersey State and Old Bridge police officers in order to bring a case against you.
Will Proetta, our founding attorney, is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing along with certification by Draeger Industries in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the breath test device used by NJ police to measure BAC. These credentials are invaluable in gauging the strength of the state’s case against you and are matched by few, if any New Jersey law firms. The Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver stand ready to defend you or your loved one from your Old Bridge DWI or DUI charge. Please feel free to consult one of our uniquely qualified attorneys by phone at (732) 659-9600 or schedule an appointment at our office at 3840 Park Avenue in Edison, New Jersey.
Additional Old Bridge NJ DWI Information
|NJ DWI Home Page||New Jersey Refusal Charges|
|DWI Penalties||Underage DWI|
|First Offense DWI||Alcotest 7110|
|Second Offense DWI||Standardized Field Sobriety Testing|
|Third (or Subsequent Offense) DWI||Ignition Interlock Device|