Point Pleasant Beach DWI Lawyer

Call The Former DWI Prosecutor Of Point Pleasant Beach To Defend Your Charge

A conviction for DWI in Point Pleasant Beach has serious consequences even though it is not a criminal offense. There is a mandatory license suspension and other consequences that will automatically be triggered, even if this is just your first offense. A Point Pleasant Beach DWI offense is further complicated by the fact that New Jersey law prohibits plea bargaining in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 cases making it necessary for you to present a legitimate legal issue if you want to avoid the mandatory penalties for driving while intoxicated or under the influence. Hiring a skilled lawyer is an absolute necessity for anyone seeking the opportunity to escape a conviction.

Effectively defending a DWI case in Point Pleasant Beach comes down to identifying and persuasively presenting legal defenses and the attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications to succeed in this regard. Our defense team includes three lawyers of the less than ten statewide who are dual certified on the Alcotest and as instructors in Field Sobriety Testing. The head of our DUI Department and the point man on your DWI charge is Colin Bonus and 100% of his practice is dedicated to drinking and driving offenses.  It also helps that, on top of our unique credentials, Matthew Dorry on our staff is the former prosecutor of Point Pleasant Beach. To speak to Matt, Colin or another lawyer on our staff, contact our office at 732-286-6500 for a free consultation.DWI Charge in Point Pleasant Beach Municipal CourtYour DWI charge will be heard in Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court whether you are facing a first offense, second offense or third offense. The municipal court is located at Monday through Thursday and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The Court Administration of Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court is Tracey E. McCrystal, CMCA. Honorable James Liguori is the Presiding Judge. The municipal prosecutor is Steven Zabarsky, Esq. For additional court information please refer to the official website of Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court. The following is a breakdown of the penalties that apply if you are convicted of DWI in Point Pleasant Municipal Court.

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

Point Pleasant Beach DWI Defense AttorneyWe cannot stress just how important it is to retain an DWI defense attorney with bona fide qualifications. There is no ability to escape the severe ramifications of a DUI unless you can convince the court that there is a real impediment to the prosecutor proving the charge. This is why it is pivotal to hire a lawyer with skill in this area of law. The lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have these attributes and are committed to fighting for the best outcome of your case. Lawyers are available immediately to discuss your offense at 732-286-6500.


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