DWI Charges

Atlantic City NJ DWI Lawyer

New Jersey DWI Lawyer

Charges for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”), sometimes referred to as Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) in Atlantic County, New Jersey, carry severe penalties. Specifically, these potential penalties include incarceration, loss of license, steep fines, yearly surcharges and the installation of an ignition interlock device. As I am sure you can see, a DWI conviction is not a matter to be taken lightly. Establishing a strong defense can mean the difference between a guilty plea and a dismissal of your charges. Retaining an attorney is a wise start to any DWI defense. Not only can that attorney advise you of your rights and exposure to penalties, but they can also advocate on your behalf to protect those said rights. If you are not interested in hiring an attorney, you would be well-advised to at least speak with an experienced Atlantic County DWI attorney about your options.

DWI Refusal Charges Galloway NJ

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of criminal and traffic trial attorneys zealously defend Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal charges. Our firm has roughly 100 years of combined legal experience that consists of successfully representing both in-state and out-of-state residents who have been arrested and charged with a DWI or refusal in New Jersey. Our staff maintains a truly exclusive set of dealing with defending DWI charges, consisting of:

  • Former Municipal Prosecutors
  • Certified to operate & maintain the Alcotest Machine
  • Certified in administering Standard Field Sobriety Tests

The severity for your charges and the potential penalties you face will be dependent on whether this is a first, second or third/subsequent DWI offense. If you have been convicted of prior DWIs, whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, you will be looking at a mandatory period of imprisonment if convicted. To avoid these pitfalls, it is imperative that your employ an ironclad defense strategy. To do that you must find holes in the prosecutor’s evidence. In a DWI case, the prosecutor must demonstrate both the arresting officer’s view of the Field Sobriety Test and the output of the breathalyzer (though they can rely on just the field observations in certain instances). Our experience both defending and prosecuting these charges give our firm an unparalleled knowledge of how the Alcotest machine works and what “clues” and “points” the police officer will be observing during the SFST (Standard Field Sobriety Testing). Establishing conflicting reports or failures to follow protocol will allow us to discredit either both the witness and the test, as well as potentially suppress certain evidence. You should also take notice of the fact that a DWI conviction will result in the suspension of any ancillary drivers licenses you maintain, such as: Commercial Drivers Licenses, Pilots Licenses, or Boating Licenses.

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A Powerful Hamilton NJ DWI Defense Firm

If you or someone in your family has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (be it drugs or alcohol) or Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, help is available. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a full service Criminal and DWI firm that handles these types of charges across New Jersey. Our attorneys are trained and qualified to zealously defend your interests. If you would like to receive your free initial consultation with one of our DWI attorneys, contact our offices today at (877)450-8301.