DWI Defense Attorneys in Jersey City, New Jersey
Although the offense of driving while intoxicated, also known as driving under the influence, is considered a traffic offense in New Jersey, the ramifications if convicted can be life altering. The potential penalties for driving under the influence in Jersey City could include incarceration, license suspension, high fines, community service and even court mandated alcohol treatment. The length of the suspension and likelihood of incarceration will be dictated by the Defendant’s priors or lack their of. For more information on the offense of DWI, including a breakdown in the potential penalties, please checkout our Hudson County, New Jersey practice series by clicking here.
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or DWI in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our New Jersey DWI defense lawyers possess some unique qualifications when it comes to defending individuals charged with DWI. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Jersey City, NJ driving under the influence attorneys, please contact our office at (201) 309-1800. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who was charged with among other things, driving while intoxicated in Jersey City this weekend.
Defendant Charged with DUI in Jersey City
A thirty-five year old male from Morris County, New Jersey has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of an open container and reckless driving after he was found asleep behind the wheel in Jersey City. According to the initial reports, the Defendant was discovered by a Jersey City police officer asleep behind the wheel, about twenty feet away from the 12th Street Intersection on New Years Eve. When the officer approached, they noticed the Defendant was asleep behind the wheel, with the vehicle running and the gear shift in drive. They were able to awake the Defendant and remove him from the vehicle without incident. According to the reports, when the Defendant exited the vehicle, the officer immediately detected the odor of alcohol coming from his persons. To make matters worse, the officer also discovered an open bottle of wine inside the vehicle as well. The Defendant was released on his own recognize and given a court date to appear in the Jersey City Municipal Court.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in Jersey City, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. For a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office directly at 1-800-685-3807.