Due to its proximity to Atlantic City and the New Jersey shore, Absecon is a highly traveled area with many visitors. Along with the popularity of this area comes a significant police presence, with many local officers as well as state police troopers monitoring the roads. Because of this extensive police activity, arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence are a common occurrence in Absecon. The consequences of these charges can be extremely costly. Even for a first-time DWI or DUI offender, New Jersey law dictates mandatory harsh penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, including driver’s license suspension for up to one year, ignition interlock requirements, and even jail time of up to 30 days. If you are convicted of DWI or DUI charges, many different factors come in to play in determining what penalties will apply, and how much you will have to pay in fines. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are available 24/7 for a free consultation to review the facts of your case and help you understand your options for fine tuning your legal defense.
Arrested for DWI in Absecon NJ
Before police may make an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, the arresting officer must first have probable cause to believe that a driver is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance while operating a motor vehicle. In order to establish probable cause, the officer will generally have the driver perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s). These tests include the “Walk and Turn” test, the “One Leg Stand” test, and the “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus” test, during which the officer will observe the driver’s performance looking for indications of intoxication or impairment based on guidelines set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, two of our attorneys are certified as SFST instructors, a qualification which is extremely rare among New Jersey attorneys. Therefore, our legal defense team has an in-depth knowledge of how these tests are taught to police officers and used at DWI and DUI traffic stops. Another test often used by law enforcement officers to support DWI charges is the breathalyzer test, conducted with the Alcotest 7110 machine, which uses a sample of the driver’s breath to analyze blood alcohol content (BAC). Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in defending Driving While Intoxicated charges, and thoroughly prepared to help you minimize the impact of a high BAC reading on the outcome of your matter.
Many of the seasoned attorneys on our powerful legal defense team have previously worked as prosecutors in over 25 New Jersey towns. Therefore, our legal defense team can offer intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the New Jersey legal system, and our attorneys are well prepared to carefully navigate the system on your behalf. Call us at 1-877-450-8301 any time, day or night, for a free consultation to discuss how the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you reach the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
Location: 500 Mill Road, Absecon, NJ 08201
Phone: 609-641-0663 x129
Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Judge: John Rosenberger
Prosecutor: Kris Facenda, Esq.
Court Admin: Merrilee Carlson