Atlantic City is one of the most widely visited and traveled through municipalities in the State of New Jersey. As such, it is also the target of extensive police presence both by the Atlantic City Police Department as well as the New Jersey State Police throughout the city itself as well as on the Atlantic City Expressway. Charges for Driving Under the Influence in Atlantic City are very common and unfortunately extremely costly with regard to the prospective penalties. Even for a first offense under the New Jersey DWI statute; N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, you will be subject to up to one-year loss of your driving privileges, possible mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle and a maximum of 30 days in jail. If you are found guilty, several factors will contribute to the possible penalties you will receive as well as the severity of fines imposed. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are available 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION regarding the circumstances of your case and the defenses available to you in your matter.
Arrested for DUI in Atlantic City New Jersey
In order to be placed under arrest for DUI in the State of New Jersey, an investigating officer must have probable cause to believe you are in fact operating a motor vehicle under the influence. This is almost exclusively determined by your performance on what is known as the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) administered upon you. What exact tests; The “Walk and Turn” and “One Leg Stand,” are administered and the officer’s interpretation of your performance on them is determined by guidelines set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have two of perhaps fifty attorneys in the entire state who are certified as instructors of the SFST’s as they are taught to and utilized by law enforcement. In addition, if you provided a sample of your breath as a result of being placed under arrest, a review of your BAC or Blood Alcohol Content reading is extremely crucial to the possible resolution of your matter. With former Municipal Prosecutors in over 25 towns in New Jersey, we can provide you with any and all possible defenses to the admission of the BAC reading obtained by the Alcotest 7110; used in all DWI prosecutions throughout New Jersey. Call 877-450-8301 any time, day or night for a free consultation to determine how the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can aid you in the successful resolution of your case.
Location: 2715 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 347-5470
Schedule: Mon. & Wed.. 1:30 P.M. & 4:30 P.M.
Tues. Thur. & Fri. 9 A.M. & 1:30 P.M.
Judge: Billie J. Moore, J.M.C.
Prosecutor: Kelly Hasson Blanchet, Esq.
Court Admin: Kathy Cheatham
Former New Jersey DWI Prosecutors
Almost every tri-state resident has experienced a wild and fun filled night among Atlantic City»s casinos, boardwalk, beaches, bars or nightclubs. And despite the many taxicabs that provide service to and from the casinos each night, hundreds of people are still stopped and arrested for DWI, DUI, and Refusals in Atlantic City each year. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, DWI, or failure to submit to a breath test in Atlantic City then you will need an experienced DWI attorney to defend your interests. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is comprised of attorneys who all specialize in DWI defense and possess over 100 years of combined experience. Our Atlantic County DWI defense lawyers qualifications include (1) training by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, (2) certification by Draegar for the operation and maintenance of the Draeger Alcotest Machine (used by the police to test BAC) and (3) specially trained by the Attorney General’s Office on the use and operation of the Draeger Alcotest machine. If you would like to retain a DWI defense lawyer then call us at 1-877-450-8301 to schedule a free consultation at any one of our conveniently located offices.
More About Atlantic City
Atlantic City, which is located in Southern New Jersey is most famous for its gambling and is sometimes referred to as “The Vegas of The East Coast”. Atlantic City is divided up into several districts which include the North Inlet, Bungalow Park, South Inlet, Venice Park, Marina District, Ducktown, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, and Downtown/Midtown (where most of the casinos are located). The city of just over 35,000 is actually located on Absecon Island on the Atlantic Ocean along with Margate City, Ventnor City, and Longport. The main routes into and out of Atlantic City are the Atlantic City Expressway, Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322/40), White Horse Pike (Rt. 30). Atlantic City also borders Brigantine, Pleasantville, and Egg Harbor Township. An interesting fact that most people don’t know is that Atlantic City was the inspiration for Monopoly
Atlantic City Municipal Court
The Atlantic City Municipal Court handles all the motor vehicle offenses, town ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the city. This means that if you are arrested for a DUI, DWI, or Refusal to submit to a breath/blood test then you will be required to appear in the Atlantic City Municipal Court. It is also customary for the police officer to issue additional traffic tickets in relation to your DWI, DUI, or Refusal Charge, which can include Reckless Driving, Speeding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Suspended, Careless Driving, Driving With No Insurance. And depending on the circumstances you may also receive criminal charges in addition to your DWI, such as Open Container, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Open Container or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Hindering the Administration of Justice. No matter what the facts of your case may be, feel assured that our defense attorneys will examine every variable of your particular case and put together a superior defense to not only combat your DWI, DUI, or Refusal charge but any additional charges you may have received.
The Atlantic City Municipal Courthouse is located at the Public Safety Building, 2nd Floor, 2715 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. The courthouse telephone numbers are (609) 347-5560 and (609) 347-5470 and the fax number is (609) 347-5450. The Atlantic City Municipal Court holds court sessions every day during the week from 8:30 A.M. – 7 P.M. The Municipal Court Judges are The Honorable Bruce F. Weekes (Chief Judge) and The Honorable Matthew H. Powals J.M.C. The Chief Prosecutor is Howard Freed who is available Monday thru Friday from 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. and the Assistant Prosecutor is Samuel Lashman.
Directions to Atlantic City Municipal Court
From the North: Get on the Garden State Parkway and take it South to exit 38. Merge onto the Atlantic City Expressway and travel approximately 8 miles. Then right onto Atlantic Ave and the courthouse will be down about a ½ mile on your right.
From the West: Take Interstate 295 to Rt. 42 South and continue until it turns into the Atlantic City Expressway. Then take the Atlantic City Expressway for about 45 miles until you reach Atlantic Ave. Once you come to Atlantic Ave, make a right and the courthouse will be on your right.
From Cape May: Take the Garden State Parkway North to exit 38 and merge onto the Atlantic City Expressway and take it for about 7 miles, directly into the city. Then make a right off the Expressway onto Atlantic Ave and travel for about a ½ mile and the courthouse will be on your right.
More Helpful Information about Atlantic City
The Atlantic City Police Department is located at the Public Safety Building, 2715 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 and the telephone number for the police station is (609) 347-6970. If you are calling for information regarding records then contact Ava Davenport at Police Records (609) 347-5811.
If you would like more information regarding Atlantic City then visit the city’s website at the link provided: http://www.cityofatlanticcity.org/.