DWI Offense

Toms River NJ DUI Lawyer

DWI is one of more serious offenses handled in municipal court. This charge is also referred to as driving while intoxicated ("DWI") or driving under the influence ("DUI"). All of these terms refer to operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration ("BAC") of .08% or higher or while impaired by drugs. A conviction for DWI or DUI results in mandatory penalties that always include a suspension of your driver's license with no ability to secure conditional privileges to drive to work, to school or to transport a dependent. When you consider this in tandem with the fact that there is no ability to plea bargain a downgrade or dismissal without a legitimate legal basis, it reinforces just how pivotal it is to mount an effective defense. Selecting a highly skilled DWI defense lawyer is your best weapon in achieving this objective.

At Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys are some of the most highly trained and qualified in DWI that you will find in the state. Colin Bonus, the head of our DUI Department, dedicates his practice 100% to DWI and is among less than 10 lawyers in the state that hold both a certification on the Drager Alcotest 7710 Evidential and as an instructor in Field Sobriety Testing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administation. These are the two primary testing methods used by police to prove that some driving while intoxicated. Jonathan F. Marshall and William Proetta also hold these credentials. Another lawyer, Matthew Dorry, formerly served as the municipal prosecutor in Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley, Eagleswood, Little Egg Harbor, Jackson, Long Beach, Ocean Gate, Ocean Township, Pine Beach, Point Pleasant Beach, Stafford, Surf City, Toms River, Tuckerton and South Toms River. Our defense team also has over 100 years of collective experience handling DWI, DUI and related charges in the county. Contact our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver. We defend those charged with DWI throughout Ocean County including in:

Highly Experienced DWI Lawyers To Help You Avoid A Suspension & Other Penalties

Our extensive experience and commitment to seeing every DWI case through so that the very best outcome is reached for our clients has translated into a rich history of success throughout Ocean County. Although you might be led to believe that qualities like these are commonplace, this is not what we have encountered while serving as prosecutors previously or in defending those charged with DWI. Instead, the norm seems to be trying to resolve a DUI as quickly and effortlessly as possible instead of investing the time needed to exhaust every potential defense. If you fail to take selection of a DWI defense attorney seriously you can easily fall into trap and expose yourself to dire consequences. You will face penalties that include:

First Offense: If your blood alcohol content was at least .08 but less than .10, there is a mandatory license suspension of 3 months. Your motor vehicle license will be revoked for 7 to 12 months, however, if your blood alcohol content was .10 or higher. Mandatory fines and assessments, and a $1,000 a year state surcharge (for 3 years) is also triggered upon conviction.

Second Offense: The suspension period is 2 years and jail of 2 to 90 days applies. A 30 day period of community service is mandatory, along with installation of an ignition interlock. Fines are significant, with the additional monetary assessment of a state surcharge of $1,500 per year for three years.

Third Offense: A license revocation of 10 years and 180 days of jail must be ordered if convicted. Substantial fines and other economic penalties are also triggered.

Stafford NJ DWI Defense Attorney

A defense attorney at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver is ready to put the firm's exceptional qualifications to work for you so that the consequences just described are averted. Whether its attacking the basis for the motor vehicle stop, dissecting the field sobriety testing which purportedly provided the basis for your DWI arrest, challenging the admissibility of the breath or blood test, or another issue, you can trust that our lawyers will fight to secure the outcome you need. Call us anytime of day or night at (732) 286-6500 to discuss the facts of your case with an attorney free of charge.

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