Toms River Traffic Offenses
Toms River Traffic Defense Lawyer
Former Municipal Prosecutor
Toms River is a very large township, both geographically and demographically. This means there are many roadways and many motorists upon them. Of course, you do not need to be told that traffic offenses are the most common offenses dealt with by police. However, you might be interested to know that blemishes on your driving record are often given the same treatment as criminal offenses when viewed during background checks. Toms River's traffic offenses all originate in the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Act. Read below to learn more about the intricacies of the following offenses within Toms River: Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, Driving While Uninsured, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Our NJ defense attorneys have been successful in downgrading or dismissing these charges in Toms River.
Driving While Intoxicated
Like most New Jersey municipalities, drunk driving law is very broad in Toms River. This means that the standard is low to find drivers guilty of Driving While Intoxicated. There are, however, stringent procedural requirements for the Toms River Police regarding such arrests. Here, our lawyers know what issues to look for when reviewing your case. In fact, one of our attorneys was formerly a prosecutor who has dealt with DWI law from the "other side" many times. Our criminal defense team is on the cutting edge of drunk driving law, as our blog illustrates. If you were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Toms River, NJ, this law firm can best represent your needs.
Driving While Suspended
In Toms River it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while one's license is suspended. Driving privileges can be revoked for a variety of reasons. While the offenses which lead to the suspension may differ, there is no question that driving while one's license is suspended is outlawed in Toms River. There are serious penalties for violating this law. In addition to fines and additional suspension, jail time can also result. Our attorneys know what to do to make sure all your rights are protected if you are dealing with a Driving While Suspended charge in Toms River. For example, were you informed that your license was suspended? Call us now if you would like to learn about the possible defenses to driving on a suspended license.
Driving While Uninsured
While it may not sound like an overly serious infraction, driving without insurance carries very stiff penalties in Toms River. Indeed, the Driving While Uninsured offense carries greater penalties than both first-time DWI and marijuana possession. The policy behind this broad application is to give drivers the peace of mind that all their fellow motorists are insured. The penalties for driving while uninsured include automatic loss of license for a year and heavy court costs and fines. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we explore the circumstances of each case to ensure that each client has the best defense possible. Accordingly, our lawyers will ask you many questions about your situation. Our attorneys will inform you of their defense strategy.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
You probably do not need to be told that Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a serious offense. Given the nature of the offense, it is not surprising that the lawmakers in Toms River have targeted this behavior. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense, the penalties vary. For instance, if there was an injury or property damage, jail time is a serious possibility. Additionally, there is a mandatory loss of license for a conviction on a Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge. Our lawyers can represent you in Toms River for a Leaving the Scene of an Accident offense. Were you aware that the offense requires that you are "knowingly" involved in an accident.
If you or someone you care about is faced with any of these offenses, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to obtain your free consultation. Our criminal attorneys can counsel you on your problem and formulate a defense strategy for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, Driving While Uninsured, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Our lawyers can also represent you for any other traffic or criminal offenses in Toms River, New Jersey.