Plainsboro NJ DWI Attorney
Plainsboro police officers make many DWI stops and arrests throughout the year. If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Refusal then you are facing some very serious penalties. This may mean mandatory suspension of your driver’s license and includes community service, installation of an interlock device in your vehicle, thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, and even jail time. DWI cases are always hard fought but can be particularly tough in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The Plainsboro Police Department is a relatively small police force compared to surrounding towns but they aggressively patrol the local roadways and write a surprisingly high number of drunk driving tickets each year. For this reason they take a lot of pride in their cases and the officers will regularly appear in court defend their stance and testify if needed.
Is It Even Worth Fighting My DWI If I Failed The Breathalyzer?
Yes most definitely – even the judge and prosecutor will recommend that you enter a plea of not guilty and hire an attorney or apply for the public defender. Often, DWI offenses are the result of a failed Breathalyzer and/or Field Sobriety Test. A common question we get from prospective clients all the time is “How can I say I’m not guilty if I failed the breathalyzer?” The quick answer is that just because you submitted to and failed a breath test it does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a DWI. Seasoned attorneys can pinpoint technical elements of mistaken police procedure and protocol. Often, the slightest mistake or technicality can lead to the breath reading being thrown out or an outright dismissal of a DWI charge. Field Sobriety Tests can be overturned for similar reasons. If you would like to learn more about how our firm can help you or your loved one, please contact us at (732) 659-9600 for a free initial consultation with an experienced DUI attorney.
Plainsboro’s DWI Hot Spots
Through our experience in defending DWI, Drug DUI and Refusal to Submit cases in Plainsboro over the years we have put together a little cheat sheet of the areas where the Plainsboro Police are typically on the lookout for drunk drivers. Chances are if you were pulled over and arrested in Plainsboro for driving while intoxicated it happened on one of these streets. If you haven’t been arrested and you are just using this article for informational purposes now you know the places to avoid.
→ Route 1
→ Scudders Mill Road
→ Plainsboro Road
→ Dey Road
→ Schalks Crossing Road
→ College Road East
DWI Arrests in Plainsboro, New Jersey
Plainsboro was traditionally a “cut thru” town but this rural suburban township has experienced substantial residential growth over the past few years. As a result, Plainsboro DWI, DUI, and Refusal charges have steadily climbed. If you have been arrested in Plainsboro for driving while intoxicated then you will be required to appear in the Plainsboro Municipal Court to address your charges. The Plainsboro Municipal Court serves as a joint court for Plainsboro as well as the neighboring township of Cranbury. Judge Edward Herman has had a long tenure of overseeing the court proceedings in the Plainsboro Municipal and keeps a tight rein over the DWI cases, sometimes bringing them back in every 2 weeks until they are resolved or go to trial. If you are serious about defending your DWI cases then it is always recommended that you hire an attorney well in advance of your court date so that you can be prepared when appearing before the judge. The complexity and difficulty involved with DWI cases increases the necessity that you hire an experienced DWI defense attorney if you seek to downgrade or beating your charges. We have provided a street view of the entrance to Plainsboro Municipal Court as seen from Dey Road.
What Happens If I Get Convicted Of DUI in Plainsboro?
The DWI penalties in New Jersey are fairly complicated and can depend on a lot of factors how many prior offenses you have which we go into in more detail on their respective topic pages. However, for purposes of this article let’s highlight the potential penalties you could fact if convicted of a first offense DWI or Refusal in Plainsboro, New Jersey. If you plead guilty or are found guilty of DWI in Plainsboro then judge will review your driving history to determine if you have any prior DUI offenses, and if so, how many. If this is your first conviction for DWI in New Jersey then the law has little sympathy. In fact, it will be a mandatory ignition interlock device to be installed in your car for a minimum of 3 months if your BAC was under .10%, 7 – 12 months if your breath reading was .10% to 0.14%, and 9 – 15 months if your blood alcohol content was 0.15% or higher. For a BAC of 0.15% or higher on a first DWI, you also face mandatory loss of your driver’s license for 4 to 6 months. It should be noted that a Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test (the ticket for not taking the breathalyzer) will also carry a mandatory loss of license for 7 – 12 months. In situations where you have DWI Refusal charge then there will also be a mandatory order to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle during the period of suspension and for an additional 6 – 12 months after you get your license restored. For more information on the penalties for a second DUI offense or third DWI charge then feel free to visit the links provided.
Contact DWI Lawyers in Plainsboro N.J. Who Can Help
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 Plainsboro police officers. In fact, our founding attorney Will Proetta is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He is also certified by Drager Industries in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the breath test device used by 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. If you would like to discuss your options and potential representation contact us at (732) 659-9600 or visit our local Middlesex Office at 3840 Park Avenue in Edison, NJ for a free initial consultation with a New Jersey DWI lawyer.
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