Northfield NJ DWI Lawyer

Due to its proximity to Atlantic City and the New Jersey shore, as well as the appeal of its extensive parklands, Northfield is a popular area that attracts many visitors and residents. Such popularity, unfortunately, can encourage a significant police presence and many arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence. Unfortunately, DUI and DWI charges can be extremely costly for a driver convicted of even a first-time offense. New Jersey law imposes serious and often mandatory penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 for those convicted of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence. Even for offenders whose prior driving record is completely clean, potential penalties can include a loss of driving privileges for up as much as one year, ignition interlock requirements, and even jail time of as much as 30 days. If you are facing DWI or DUI charges, many aspects of your case could potentially affect the penalties that you will be subject to, including the amount of fines imposed. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are available 24/7 for a free consultation to review your case and help determine the best way to build your legal defense in order to minimize the impact of DUI or DWI charges on your life.

Arrested for DUI in Northfield New Jersey

Before police can arrest a suspect for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, they must determine that probable cause exists under the circumstances to support a belief that a driver is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance. Probable cause may be established by having the driver attempt to complete various Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s), such as the “Walk and Turn” test, the “One Leg Stand” test, and the “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus” test. The procedure for using these tests in the field is governed by guidelines provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are suspected of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, you will be observed while performing these tests so that the law enforcement officer administering the tests can look for indications of intoxication or impairment. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our powerful legal defense team includes two of only 50 attorneys in the state to be certified as SFST instructors. This unique qualification supplies our legal defense team with unique in-depth knowledge of how police officers are trained to use these tests at DWI and DUI traffic stops. Another method often used by police forces to warrant DWI arrests is the breathalyzer test, conducted using the Alcotest 7110 machine, which assesses a breath sample from the driver to provide a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading, allegedly establishing a driver’s level of intoxication. Our attorneys are highly skilled at defending Driving While Intoxicated charges, with years of experience addressing BAC evidence in the context of a DWI case, and we are often successful at preventing the authorities from using this evidence against you.

Many of the skilled defense lawyers on our winning team have previous experience as prosecutors in over 25 municipalities throughout New Jersey. This experience has helped us build a detailed understanding of the ways in which the prosecution builds their case against DWI and DUI offenders, which is crucial to successfully navigating the legal landscape of these charges in your favor. 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 put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

Northfield Municipal Court

Location: 1600 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225
Phone: (609) 641-2832, ext 129 or 130
Court Schedule: Wednesdays at 8:30 AM
Judge: John Rosenberger
Prosecutor: Michele Verno, Esq.
Court Admin: Donna M. Clark