Margate City NJ DWI Lawyer

Because of its proximity to Atlantic City and its status as a New Jersey shore destination, Margate City is a heavily traveled area and a common destination for visitors to the New Jersey shore. Because of the amount of traffic traveling to and through the area, there is also a considerable police presence, with both local and state police on the roads. With this amount of police activity, arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence are relatively common in Margate City. If you are facing charges for a DWI or DUI arrest, the potential consequences could be very costly. Even for a first DWI or DUI offense, New Jersey law imposes serious and often mandatory penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. These penalties include driver’s license suspension for up to a year, ignition interlock requirements, and even up to 30 days of jail time. If you are convicted on DWI or DUI charges, the penalties and fines imposed by the Court will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are available 24/7 for a free consultation to review your case and discuss how we can best advocate on your behalf to minimize the impact of your charges or even have them dismissed.

Arrested for DWI in Margate City NJ

Before police car arrest a driver for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, they must first have probable cause to believe that the driver was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance. Law enforcement officers will typically ask a driver to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) in order to determine whether they have the requisite probable cause to make an arrest. These tests include the “Walk and Turn” test, the “One Leg Stand” test, and the “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus” test. While a driver performs these tests according to the officer’s instructions, the officer will watch for signs of intoxication or impairment under guidelines set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our legal defense team includes two attorneys certified as SFST instructors. Since this certification is very rare among defense lawyers in New Jersey, our team of attorneys is uniquely positioned to apply our in-depth knowledge of how these tests are taught to and used by police in order to strengthen your case. The other method most frequently used by police to identify drunk drivers is the breathalyzer test, using the Alcotest 7110 machine, which processes a sample of a driver’s breath in order to produce a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading. Our skilled and knowledgeable defense lawyers have years of experience defending Driving While Intoxicated matters, and our powerful defense team is ready to review your case and craft a legal strategy to minimize the impact of your BAC reading on your case, or even have it thrown out entirely.

Many of our highly skilled attorneys have worked as prosecutors in the past, in over 25 towns throughout New Jersey. This experience means that our legal defense is highly familiar with the New Jersey legal system and primely positioned to successfully navigate the legal system in managing your case. Call us at 1-877-450-8301 any time, day or night, for a free consultation to discuss how our powerful defense team can help you minimize the penalties in your matter, or even get your case dismissed.

Margate City Municipal Court

Location: 9001 Winchester Ave, Margate City, NJ
(Court held at Longport Court, 2305 Atlantic Ave, Longport, NJ)
Phone: (609) 822-1998 (Margate), (609) 822-2147 (Longport)
Court Schedule: Mondays at 1 PM
Judge: John Rosenberger
Prosecutor: Joseph Sayegh, Esq.
Court Admin: Maureen Larkin