Charged with DUI/DWI in Bordentown Township New Jersey
Bordentown is always at the top of municipalities in the county for DWI charges. There are many reason to explain its consistently high rankings including the presence of the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 130 and U.S. Highway 295. The fact that the New Jersey State State Police maintain a large station for Troop C also contributes significantly to the above norm DUI and refusal figures. If you were arrested in Bordentown for driving under the influence of drugs or a straight DWI, you need to know that there will not be any plea bargaining of your charge. The reason is because New Jersey strictly prohibits this practice when the violation is driving while intoxicated under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Whether your charge involves a first offense, second offense or you are a third or subsequent offender, you will need to successfully contest the summons or there is no possibility for avoiding the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. An attorney who is both skilled and willing to see your case through is clearly a necessity if you want to maintain your privilege to drive.
The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are unlike any other firm in Burlington County. We not only have several former DWI prosecutors on staff but also possess a defense team where two are among the five (5) or so attorneys who are instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, as well as being certified on the Drager Alcotest 7110 breathalyzer that was probably used in your case. Our work is so concentrated in this area of law that we actually acquired our own Alcotest machine to assist in the defense of DWI, DUI and Refusal charges. Call our Mt. Laurel or Princeton Office to discuss the facts of your Bordentown DWI offense or to set up a free consultation. A lawyer at the firm can be reached 24/7 at 856-234-8900.
DWI & DUI Charges in Bordentown NJ
The Bordentown Municipal Courts preside over a high number of DWI offenses each year. During the one year period ending June 2014, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts reported 148 violations filed in Bordentown Township and 27 in Bordentown City. The Township clearly has the bulk of the DUI summonses and this is largely because roadways like U.S. Route 130, U.S. Route 206, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Interstate 295 run through the municipality. The Bordentown Township Municipal Court is located at 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown NJ 08505. The telephone number is 609-298-2802. Suzanne McCanney is the Court Administrator. The Judge is the Honorable Joseph P. Montalto. The weekly court sessions are Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. for arraignments and Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. for attorney cases. All DWI offenses whether they involve a first offense, second offense or third offense are heard at that time.
Ways to Win Your Bordentown Driving While Intoxicated Case
There are several ways to successfully defend a Bordentown DWI ticket. First, you may be able to challenge the legal basis for the traffic stop. The state trooper or Bordentown police officer who stopped you must have possessed reasonable suspicion to believe you committed a motor vehicle violation or the stop is invalid. It may be that no violation took place and that you were essentially stopped for being on the road too late at night. The second option for succeeding in a case is by successfully arguing that the arrest was improper. This will involve an attack on how the field tests or other evidence of intoxication was gathered (i.e. the purported indicators of intoxication were flawed). The third way to defeat a DWI violation in Bordentown is to invalidate the Alcotest reading or blood test results. Challenging the protocol followed by the breath test operator is usually the best strategy for success. The same is true with respect to blood samples. A secondary option for suppressing scientific test results is diligence in pursuing every piece of discovery that the state is obligated to provided. The state is frequently unable to provide the required information and the result can be a court order barring admission of the breath or blood reading. It should be apparent to you that the only way you can take advantage of these and other issues is if you have the unwavering commitment of the DUI attorney representing you in Bordentown Municipal Court.
Bordentown NJ DWI Lawyers
A DWI offense has the potential to throw a life in shambles. There is always some period of driver’s license suspension if convicted and that can prevent getting to work, school, transporting children or anything else that requires operating a motor vehicle. Although this can happen the law in NJ is such that you cannot resort to plea bargaining to escape these penalties. Your Bordentown DWI arrest will result in the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 unless you can throw a wrench in the drunk driving charge. Retaining an experienced Bordentown DWI Lawyer as early as possible following an arrest is a key to victory. To speak to an attorney about your case 24/7 call our Mt. Laurel defense firm at 856-234-8900.