Charged With Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in the City of Camden
There are a few things you need to immediately know if you have been charged with DWI in the City of Camden. The first thing is that you will face severe penalties if you fail to successfully defend your DUI offense. There is always a driver’s license suspension and thousands of dollars in financial consequences, even for a first offense. The penalties escalate to the point of mandatory jail of 2-90 days for a second offense and 180 days for a third offense. The second thing you should know is that you cannot plea bargain out of a driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs case in Camden New Jersey. New Jersey Law imposes a strict prohibition against this practice in N.J.S.A.. 39:4-50 cases. The result is a scenario where the only way to avert the consequences of a conviction in Camden is to successfully defend the charge on its merits, persuading the court that the offense is defective. A skilled DWI attorney is your biggest weapon in this pursuit.
Our team of DUI attorneys has unique qualifications to insure that you have every chance of avoiding a conviction. There are few firms that include several former prosecutors and a staff of lawyers with over 100 years of experience fighting DWI cases. On top of it, Jonathan Marshall & Colin Bonus are among less than 10 statewide who are certified on both the Alcotest and as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the NHTSA. All of our training and knowledge allows us to pinpoint issue to allow our clients to escape DUI conviction. An attorney with the ability to successfully fight your Camden DWI is available to assist you 24/7. Contact our Camden Office now at 856-662-8300 for the assist you need.
Camden NJ DWI Charges
Camden is one of the highest ranking municipalities for DWI charges statewide. Members of the Camden Police Department and the New Jersey State Police patrolling locations in the City issued over six hundred (600) 39:4-50 summonses over the last year alone. That is an exceptionally high number of arrests for DUI. Almost all of these violations end up being dealt with in the Camden Municipal Court located at Camden City Hall, 520 Market St, Camden, NJ 08102. The municipal court is available on weekdays for walk in business and telephone consultation between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (856) 757-7000. The Court Director is Tonya Stewart. Court sessions are conducted daily with four judges presiding over all matters in the town. Honorable Robert Zane is the Acting Chief Judge. You can refer to the interactive map which follows for directions to the court.
Camden DUI Lawyer
There is no debating the fact that Camden is a powerhouse in terms of New Jersey DUI arrests. We believe that our Camden County DWI firm presents the same prominence from the perspective of the defense. Our team of eight attorneys is one of the largest in the state and also possesses some of the most extensive training that you can find. A lawyer with the expertise you are looking for to battle your Camden DWI is available immediately to assist you. To speak to an attorney on our staff immediately, call 856-662-8300.
DWI Charge in the City of Camden
Camden probably issues more DWI charges than any other municipality in the State of New Jersey. For the one year period ending June 2015, a total of 836 individuals were charged with DUI in the City. This is an unheard-of number of violations particularly when you consider the lack of abundance of major highways beyond Interstate 676 and U.S. Route leading to and from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. We assume that you are someone who was arrested in this jurisdiction under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“Driving while intoxicated”). The biggest thing you can do to help yourself escape this predicament is to retain the most qualified lawyer you can find to defend you.
Selection of the Right Attorney is Imperative to Success
You must thoroughly educate yourself regarding the proper criteria for selecting an attorney. Unfortunately, defendants often jump to the conclusion that the best representative is the one located closest to the court thinking that they will have favor with the court. This thinking is clearly in error as there is no plea bargaining in a DWI case in Camden or another venue in this state. The only opportunity to avoid a conviction is by successfully attacking the case against you on its merits. A skilled DWI lawyer is invaluable in reaching this threshold.
Our Highly Trained & Experienced Lawyers Are Ready to Defend You in Camden
The credentials of our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are certainly rare. Our lawyers possess over one hundred years of experience, comprise the largest DWI defense team in the state, and include several former prosecutors. Our advanced training is also exceptional with three of the less than ten attorneys in NJ who are dual certified on Alcotest and in Field Sobriety Testing, the primary methods used by police to prove a DUI. We have the tools to insure that you have every opportunity to avoid a conviction in Camden. Call us anytime 24/7 at 877-450-8301 or contact us online for a detailed review of your case. Initial consultations are free of charge.
DUI Offense in Camden Municipal Court
The City is 10.34 square miles and every summons issued within its borders is heard in Camden Municipal Court. The courthouse and administrative offices are located on the fourth floor of 520 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey, and can be reached by telephone at 856-757-7000. The municipal court conducts morning sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and afternoon sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Honorable Robert Zane is the Acting Chief Judge with Honorable Roderick T. Baltimore, Honorable Teofilo Montanez-Santiago and Honorable Christine T. J. Tucker, also presiding in the court. The municipal prosecutors are Sharon Eggleston, Esq., and David Anderson, Esq.
Camden NJ DUI Attorney
Camden is an extremely busy venue for DUI charges. We are unaware of another municipality, in fact, with as many 39:4-50 filings in the state. If you are intent on being the exception rather than the norm in terms of guilt, there is little doubt that you will require competent representation. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the skill you need. An attorney is available immediately to assist you at 877-450-8301.