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Third Offense DWI

Toms River NJ Third Offense DWI Defense Lawyer

Life changing consequences are a real possibility for someone charged with a third DWI offense in in Brick, Stafford, Toms River or another municipality. The penalties for a third offense DWI includes a ten (10) year driver's license suspension and a county jail term that is mandatory. Even if you are the greatest person in the world, failure to avoid a plea or finding of guilt carries these minimums. There is no substitute for a knowledgeable attorney in a case involving stakes this serious. The attorneys that make up the defense team at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall comprise one of the most experienced DWI firms in the state. We are dual certified (e.g. Alcotest, Field Sobriety, etc.) lawyers with over 100 years of experience, including time serving as prosecutors in Ocean County municipalities like former prosecutors in the majority of municipalities in Ocean County, including Stafford Township, Toms River, Brick, Lacey, Jackson, Manchester, Berkeley, Point Pleasant Beach and Tuckerton. Contact our Toms River Office for a free consultation at (732) 286-6500.

Third Offense Penalties Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Fine & Monetary Consequences

$1,000 Fine; $1,500 Surcharge Per Year for Three Years; $280 IDRC Fee; $100 Drunk Driving Assessment; $75 Safe Neighborhood Fund; $100 Alcohol Education and Rehab. Fee

License Suspension

10 Years without any possibility for a work or conditional license


180 days with up to 90 days capable of being served in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Ignition Interlock

Installation required for the term of suspension and 1-3 following restoration of privileges

Other Penalties

Up to 90 days community service and 48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center.

How to Avoid Jail for a Third DWI Offense

For those attorneys who are genuinely interested in succeeding for a third offense client, the approach is generally the same. First, the attorney must review the records associated with the prior convictions and, where an issue exists to allow for a bona fide post-conviction motion, it absolutely must be filed. This is the primary reason why defending a third offense can be costly — a zealous attorney will have to make your case into three (3). This effort allows us to avoid jail in the majority of third offense cases we handle. The other focus in a third offense case is to attack the case itself. This involves exploring all discovery, procedural and substantive issues in your third offense case and challenging the prosecution whenever possible in proving his/her case. The combination of fighting the case in chief and filing appropriate post conviction relief motions allows us, as stated, to avoid incarceration in more third offense cases than not.

Manchester NJ Third Offense DWI Attorneys

Lets face it, no one wants to go to jail for 180 days nor lose their ability to operate a motor vehicle in New Jersey for ten (10) years. But, unfortunately, most people erroneously believe theses consequences are inevitable when they are arrested for a third or greater offense. This simply is not true although it often takes significant time and effort to avoid these penalties. There are no quick and easy strategies nor any opportunities for plea bargaining; you need to identify issues that allow you to avoid a conviction and/or treatment at the time of sentencing as a third offender. The attorneys at our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are skilled in achieving favorable outcomes in third offense cases because we not only possesses exceptional experience but are committed to holding the course in order to insure that you have every chance of winning your case. Call us to speak to one of our former prosecutors and skilled lawyer immediately. An attorney is available around the clock at (732) 286-6500.

What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
I was out of state on a family emergency and I had to retain council asap as a boy friend was sitting in county jail with the new no bail point system and Mr marshal and staff made me feel Soo much better knowing that my detained loved one was in such great hands! He spoke to me as I was outta state kept in touch allowed me to work out payment due to the situation and just all out the difference in my bfs voice alone with all the medical problems and such he was going threw sounded better than he had since the first day he was there and was Soo happy that Mr marshal went that day retained to see him in the jail and have him ready for court which wasn't supposed to be till Friday but again Mr marshall and team got it so we can get him now on wendsday and all I have to say is if your looking for a real down to earth lawyer that will work with you and help in anyway possible and I can't for get the team at the office TONI and everyone else thank you again I'd give 100 stars if I could! Nicole J.
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