Lakehurst NJ DWI Attorneys

DUI Offense in Lakehurst New JerseyThe Borough of Lakehurst is a rural community in Ocean County that has many more DWI charges than you might anticipate for a town that is only about one square mile with approximately 2,900 residents. Most of the driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and breath test refusal offenses are issued to non-residents operating along New Jersey Route 70, New Jersey Route 37 and County Route 547. Over 50 violations of this nature were issued during the last one year period published by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts so you certainly are not alone if you were arrested and charged with DWI in Lakehurst New Jersey. The highly experienced defense lawyers at our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have over 100 years of combined experience, including time serving as DWI/DUI prosecutors in the county. Colin Bonus, the lawyer who heads our DWI department, practices exclusively in this area of law with 100% of his work sent on defending N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 charges. Another another, Matthew Dorry, is a former prosecutor in approximately 15 Ocean County municipalities and also focuses in work in DWI. To speak to one of our lawyers on our defense team in a free consultation, perhaps one dual certified on the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, call us at 732-286-6500. One of the Lakehurst NJ DWI Attorneys is available 24/7 to help you.Hiring a Skilled Lakehurst DWI Lawyer is Your Best Option for SuccessThe period following a DWI arrest can be chaotic and confusing. The initial reaction of many is a feeling of defenselessness and depression. This is natural but not based in reality as DUI charges are defeated in many more cases than you probably think. Although there is no plea bargaining in driving while intoxicated proceedings in Lakehurst Municipal Court or elsewhere in the state, the police are required to adhere to a stringent protocol in terms of field testing, breathalyzer operation and collection of blood samples. There are also requirements that must be met in order for a motor vehicle stop to be valid. An attorney who is exceptionally experienced in defending a DWI offense, especially one in Lakehurst, can dissect the facts of a case and isolate instances where the police deviated from the accepted standard. When this occurs and only when this happens, a viable basis for a dismissal exists in a drunk driving case. So the key to achieving a favorable outcome is finding the most highly qualified lawyer you can afford to represent you. One that can provide you with the very best opportunity to identify a genuine legal issue that will allow or require the judge to find you not guilty of DWI.

Type of Offense

Suspension

Fines & Other Penalties

Jail Term

Other Penalties

First Offense

(BAC .08-.099)

3 Months

$250-$400 fine;

$1,000 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$230 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

Up to 30 Days

12 Hours IDRC;

Mandatory Ignition Interlock if BAC .15 or Higher

First Offense

(BAC .10 or More or Drug DWI)

7-12 Months

Same except fine $300-$500

Up to 30 Days

Same as above

Second Offense

2 Years

$500-$1,000 fine;

$1,000 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$280 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

2-90 Days

48 Hours IDRC;

30 Days Community Serv.;

Interlock during suspension plus 1-3 Years after restored

Third Offense

10 Years

$1,000 fine;

$1,500 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$280 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

180 Days

48 Hours IDRC;

Up to 90 days Community Serv.;

Interlock during suspension plus 1-3 Years after restored

Lakehurst NJ DWI LawyerIf you are truly interested in succeeding in the defense of your DUI offense in Lakehurst, you are going to have to select the right lawyer to represent you. Its not going to come down to politics or whoever has the office closest to the court as there is no ability whatsoever to plea bargain a DWI ticket or summons. The only way to relieve a motorist of a summons/ticket charging them with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of heroin, marijuana, cocaine or another drug is by presenting a bona fide legal issue to raise reasonable doubt concerning the prosecutor’s ability to prove you guilty. There is no other way to escape a conviction as it is illegal to downgrade a violation on any other basis. Our Lakehurst NJ DWI Lawyers have the skills necessary to provide you with the chance of avoiding a conviction under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. We have handled thousands of DWI cases over the last two decades and a lawyer with the tools to help you is available immediately to discuss your options. To learn what an lawyer at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can do for you, contact us for a free consultation.

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