With the Atlantic City Expressway, White Horse Pike and Route 206 all running through it, Hammonton is a heavily traveled through township in New Jersey, and as such, is an extremely frequent site for the issuance of Driving While Intoxicated and other alcohol-related offenses. If you have been charged with DWI under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 or Refusal to take a Breath Test pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2, you will be subject to fines and penalties in excess of thousands of dollars as well as a loss of your right to operate a motor vehicle anywhere from seven (7) months for a first offense to 10 years for a 3rd or subsequent offense. Multiple offense DUI charges also carry possible jail sentences for a second conviction up to 90 days as well as a mandatory 180 days in jail for a 3rd such conviction. DWI prosecutions in New Jersey take place in the Municipal Court situated in the town where the ticket was received and are not permitted to be plea bargained to lesser offenses under any circumstances. It is therefore imperative that you speak to and retain an attorney with the requisite skill and experience to consult on your matter and ultimately defend your case.
Arrested for DWI in Hammonton New Jersey
Law Enforcement Officers use techniques published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine if a suspected drunk driver exhibits signs of impairment. These observations include the administration of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) in almost all DWI investigations. They include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test, the Walk & Turn and the One-Leg Stand Test; all of which are used to conclude whether or not there exists Probable Cause to place you under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Thereafter, based upon your BAC reading; which will generally be measured by the Alcotest 7110, you will be charged with Driving Under the Influence and shall be subject to the various severe penalties mentioned above. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall proudly employs attorneys that have previously served as Municipal Prosecutors in over 25 towns throughout the State of New Jersey; literally handling thousands of cases for both the Prosecution and now as attorneys for defendants charged with DWI and Refusal offenses. As former Prosecutors, several members of the firm are also certified as Operators of the Alcotest 7110; providing an in-depth understanding of the proper procedures and administration of the breath test as well as the scientific reliability of the BAC results obtained. Two of our attorneys are also certified as actual Instructors of the SFST’s by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Call the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your FREE CONSULTATION in review of your case.
Location: 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: (609) 567-4322
Schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 2:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 9:30am
Judge: Frank Raso, J.M.C.
Prosecutor: Shirley Grasso, Esq.
Court Admin: Kim Torres
DUI Attorneys in Hammonton, New Jersey
Hammonton is a relatively small town strategically located between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The town has a high number of DWI, DUI, and Refusal arrests because a lot of people are pulled over traveling back and forth from Philadelphia and Atlantic City via the Atlantic City Expressway and Rt. 30. While a drunk driving charge may seem harmless, this is actually a very serious charge with large repercussions. In fact, drunk driving charges will always create some type of obstacle in your life. Some people may lose their professional license and have difficulty obtaining a job. Others may have financial difficulties with the extra cost of insurance and the loss of a good driver credit. No matter what your particular circumstance, a DUI or DWI can affect your future or hinder you from reaching certain goals. The first step to remedying your situation is to call an attorney experienced in handling a DWI cases. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 100 years combined experience fighting DUI cases and we have defended these charges in every county in NJ. Our firm is made up of Former DWI Prosecutors and senior defense attorneys who hold certifications for standard field sobriety testing and who have been trained on the proper usage of the Alcotest machine (breathalyzer). If you have questions about your DUI or DWI charge, our lawyers are always available to answer your questions. Call our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation at 1-877-450-8301. Our Atlantic County DWI attorneys will put our years of experience and expertise handling DUI and DWI charges to work for you.
More About Hammonton Township
Hammonton is located between Philadelphia and Atlantic City and was settled in 1812. The town has been referred to as the “Blueberry Capital of the World” because of its close proximity to the Pine Barrens, which makes its soil ideal for growing blueberries. The town has an area of approximately 42 miles and has a population of only a little more than 12,600. Hammonton borders Camden County to its west and Burlington County to its east and is located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, making the majority of the land flat. Many highways pass through Hammonton, including the Atlantic City Expressway, U.S. Route 30 and Route 54.
Hammonton Municipal Court
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, your case will be heard in the Hammonton Municipal Court. This court handles matters such as these on a daily basis, but sometimes the cases become a bit more complicated if additional charges are added onto your drunk driving charge. Common related tickets include careless driving, speeding, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident. Additionally, many people find themselves faced with a criminal charge if they have resisted arrest or possessed drugs or an open container in their vehicle. These are charges that cannot be ignored and must be dealt with immediately. No matter how small you may consider your offense, it is important to keep in mind that if these charges are not dealt with properly, they can be used against you indefinitely. Therefore, it is extremely important to seek out a lawyer who has received positive results in cases similar to yours. The Lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 100 years combined experience in drunk driving and related charges, and know how to handle and defend even the most complex of cases. Please do not hesitate to call our firm to set up a free initial consultation. We are here to help you move on with your life and will defend you to the fullest.
Directions to Hammonton Municipal Court
The Hammonton Municipal Court is located at 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton NJ 08037. The telephone number there is (609)-567-4300.
Directions From the Atlantic City Expressway-Westbound
Westbound: Drive down the Atlantic City Expressway until you reach exit 28. Keep going straight and then merge onto Route 54 through the Town of Hammonton. Make a right onto 3rd Street, 4th traffic light. The Municipal Building is located approximately 1 ½ blocks from there on your right.
Eastbound: Take the Atlantic City Expressway 28. Pay Toll and turn left to proceed onto Route 54. Keeping going through the Town of Hammonton and then turn right onto 3rd Street, which is at the 4th traffic light. The Municipal Building is on the right a couple of blocks down.
Directions From Route 30 – Westbound
Take Route 30 westbound into Hammonton to Kessler Memorial Hospital. Make a left hand turn onto Central Avenue. Keep driving about a mile, and the Municipal Building can be found on your left.
Directions From Route 206 – Southbound
Take Route 206 until you get to Route 30 (White Horse Pike). Go across Route 30 and yield left onto Route 54 South. Keep going 1 mile to the first traffic light and then turn left onto 3rd Street. The Municipal Building is located 1 ½ blocks on the right.
More Helpful Information For Your Hammonton DWI
The Clerk at the Hammonton courthouse is Susanne Oddo, who can be reached at telephone number (609)-567-4300. The court hours are weekdays, 9:00am-4:30 pm. The Court schedule is every second and fourth Tuesday 9:30am and first and third Tuesdays 2:30pm. The Police Chief is Frank R. Ingemi, and the police department can be reached at (609-561-4000).
If you would like any additional information regarding Hammonton, please see the town’s website at http://www.townofhammonton.org/.