Buena Vista NJ DWI Lawyer

Buena Vista Township encompasses many areas of southern New Jersey, including Richland, East Vineland, Buena, Newtonville, Milmay, Collings Lakes, Lake Ann, New Kuban, and Buena Acres, and is also home to a portion of Route 40 that connects both Vineland, NJ and Wilmington, DE to the Atlantic City area and other popular New Jersey short points. Therefore, despite the predominance of farmlands throughout Buena Vista Township, this area is traveled by a significant amount of traffic, especially during the summer time. The roads and highways of Buena Vista Township are commonly monitored by local police from the municipalities that make up the township, as well as by state police. With so many police forces in the area, DWI and DUI arrests are relatively common. If you are facing charges for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, you could be subject to harsh and costly penalties. Even a first DWI or DUI conviction carries serious penalties in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, and many of these penalties are mandatory once you are convicted. Drivers convicted of DUI or DWI charges may be subject to mandatory driver’s license suspension for up to one year, ignition interlock requirements, and even potential jail time of up to 30 days. Steep fines are another consequence of a DUI or DWI conviction. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are available to review your case 24/7. Call us any time for a free consultation to review your matter and find out how we can help.

Arrested for DWI in Buena Vista NJ

In order to arrest a driver for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, a law enforcement officer must establish probable cause to believe that the driver was driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance. If the police suspect that you may be intoxicated or under the influence, they will likely request that you complete various Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s). While you attempt to complete these tests, the officer will observe your actions and look for signs of intoxication or impairment as probable cause for a DWI or DUI arrest. The tests most commonly used are the “Walk and Turn” test, the “One Leg Stand” test, and the “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus” test, for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established certain guidelines. Our highly trained legal defense team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall includes two lawyers who have obtained certification as SFST instructors, a very rare qualification among New Jersey defense attorneys. This unique qualification adds to our legal defense team’s arsenal of tools a unique understanding of how the state will build their case against you, allowing us to more carefully analyze the available strategies for your defense and optimally defend you against DUI or DWI charges. Another tool often used by police to support drunk driving charges is the driver’s alleged blood alcohol content or BAC. The driver’s alleged BAC is calculated by processing a breath sample given by the driver, using the Alcotest 7110 machine to conduct a breathalyzer test. Our seasoned legal defense team has years of experience defending DWI matters where BAC readings are offered as evidence against allegedly intoxicated drivers. With this experience and our in-depth knowledge of the legal system, we are well prepared to carefully select the best strategy for your case in order to minimize the impact of any BAC reading introduced as evidence in your matter. In many cases, we are even able to successfully prevent the prosecutor from using a BAC reading against an intoxicated driver.

Many of the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have previously worked as prosecutors for more than 25 New Jersey municipalities, arming our powerful defense team with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the legal system that we can now put to work in your defense. Call us at 1-877-450-8301 any time, day or night, for a free consultation to discuss how our knowledgeable and experienced defense attorneys can help resolve your DUI or DWI case on the best terms possible.

Buena Vista Municipal Court

Location: 890 Harding Highway (US 40), Buena, NJ 08310
Phone: (856) 697-3859
Court Schedule: Wednesdays at 5 PM
Judge: William Cappuccio
Prosecutor: Jeffrey Waldman, Esq.
Court Admin: Mannetta Bylone