Top-Rated, Highly Specialized & Ready to Defend You
Most individuals charged with DWI at Fort Dix or elsewhere in New Jersey apply the wrong criteria for hiring an attorney to defend their offense. They are often enticed into believing that the best representation will be provided if they select the law firm that is located closest to the courthouse. Selecting your DWI defense lawyer on this basis is a huge mistake since there is no plea bargaining permitted by the Federal Magistrate in driving while intoxicated/under the influence cases. Furthermore, the prosecutor on the other side of the case is a Special United States Attorney who is not a local attorney. The combination of these facts makes it imperative that you: (1) hire the most talented DWI attorney you can afford; and (2) that your attorneys are familiar and know what is involved in defending a drunk driving case in Federal Court. This is exactly what our Mount Holly DWI firm can offer you.
We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, one of the largest defense practices in the state. More importantly, we can offer you:
- Over 200 years of combined experience defending charges at Fort Dix, Sandy Hook, Picatinny Arsenal and other installations in New Jersey
- Ten attorneys that handle nothing other than the defense of the accused and one attorney, Colin Bonus, who is one of approximately four statewide that defends DWI exclusively
- Multiple lawyers who are certified on both the Draeger Alcotest 7110 (i.e. the breathalyzer used in your case) and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (i.e. tests used as the basis for your arrest)
- A long history of success defending first offense, second offense and even third offenses for DWI in Federal Court
If you would like the opportunity to speak to a member of our team in a free initial consultation, call 609-491-2110 for a free consultation. Lawyers are available 24/7 to address your questions and to discuss how we can help you get your DWI offense dismissed.
DWI Offense at Fort Dix
The penalties that you face if you are convicted for DWI at Fort Dix are potentially life-altering. A major factor in your exposure is not only whether it is your first, second or third offense but also the blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) level that is ultimately admissable in your case. You are subject to the following under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50:
- First Offense. If the BAC is at least .08% but less than .10%, you are subject to a suspension until you install an ignition interlock, which must remain on your car for at least three (3) months. For BAC readings of at least .10% but less than .15%, you are suspended until the interlock is installed and then it must remain in place for seven (7) to twelve (12) months. In cases where a BAC of .15% or more is put into evidence, there is a four (4) to six (6) month license suspension plus installation of an ignition interlock for nine (9) to fifteen (15) months. You are also subject to a fine of $250-$500, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Resource Center (“IDRC”), up to 30 days in jail and a state insurance surcharge of $1,000 annually for three (3) years.
- Second Offense. The penalties escalate for a repeat offender with the possibility of 90 days in jail, a one (1) to two (2) year license suspension, ignition interlock for two (2) to four (4) years, 48 hours in the IDRC, a $500 to $1,000 fine, and the same insurance surcharge.
- Third Offense. A third or subsequent offense results in a $1,000 fine, an eight (8) year license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock during the suspension and for two (2) to four (4) years following restoration, an insurance surcharge of $1,500 for a period of three (3) years, and one hundred eighty (180) days in the county jail.
- Breath Test Refusal. If you refuse to submit a breath sample, you face similar penalties to those just set forth except that there is no jail exposure for refusal, even a third. You should also know that refusing to take a breath test results in a separate criminal charge that applies on top of the DWI offense issued as a result of an arrest.
The consequences of a 39:4-50 are clearly significant so selecting the right attorney to defend you is imperative. The members of our team have specialized training in this area of law thereby allowing us to identify and successfully litigate issues in a Fort Dix DWI case. This is imperative since there is no plea bargaining to secure a downgrade or dismissal.
DUI Defense Lawyers Fort Dix New Jersey
Dealing with a driving under the influence of drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, heroin, Xanax or other CDS) is just as bad as a violation for DWI. It is therefore important that you retain a talented defense lawyer if you were arrested for either pedigree of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 offense. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the attributes necessary to ensure that there is every opportunity for a dismissal. To speak to one of our lawyers in a free consultation, call 609-491-2110.