DWI at a Camden County Bridge

DWI Lawyers for Charges Issued at the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross or Delair Bridge

A significant block of Camden County DWI charges result from traffic stops in proximity to the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross or Delair Bridge. These charges are typically issued by members of the Delaware River Port Authority Police or local officers employed by the Gloucester City Police Department, the Camden Police Department or the Pennsauken Police Department.

If you were charged with driving while intoxicated or operating under the influence (e.g. marijuana, heroin, prescription drugs, etc.) in this context, it is pivotal that you seek the advice of a lawyer who is knowledgeable in DWI defense. Failure to escape a conviction will result in a loss of your license and possibly even your liberty whether this is your first offense, second offense or third offense. Hiring an attorney that is skilled in defending DWI charges is probably your best weapon for ensuring that this does not occur.

Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has unique qualifications to obtain a dismissal of the DWI or DUI that was issued at or near one of the bridges. The members of our team offer:

  • Over 200 years of experience representing clients charged with DWI in Camden, Gloucester City and Pennsauken
  • Former DWI prosecutors in more than 25 New Jersey municipalities
  • A DWI Department Chairmen that is among a handful of attorneys statewide who handles exclusively drunk and drugged driving cases
  • 5 lawyers who are certified on the Alcotest 7110
  • 2 attorneys who are certified as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • A team of 10 that specialize in defense
  • Decades of success in defending DWI and DUI offenses throughout Camden County

If you were arrested for drinking and driving by the bridge authority or a local police officer in Camden County, a lawyer on our staff is ready to discuss the particulars of the case in a free consultation. An attorney is available 24/7 by contacting our Camden Office at (856) 288-3350.

Charged With DWI at a Camden County Bridge

Every DWI offense issued in New Jersey arises out of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, including those issued in the area of state, federal and local bridges. An individual violates this law if they operator a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more, or while impaired by a mood altering drug such as marijuana, heroin, Xanax, Oxycodone, cocaine or another substance. The Delaware River Police, as well as local law enforcement, use one of two methods to prove a violation: (1) a scientific test such as a blood, urine or breath test to establish a BAC of .08% or higher or that drugs were in the bloodstream of the motorist; or (2) field sobriety tests (e.g. walk and turn, one leg stand, ABCs, horizontal gaze nystagmus) or drug recognition tests. If the prosecutor in Gloucester City, Camden, Pennsauken or another municipal court is able to establish intoxication or impairment, the accused is subject to the penalties set forth in the table below.

Type of OffenseSuspensionFines & Other PenaltiesJail TermOther Penalties
First Offense

(BAC .08-.099)

3 Months$250-$400 fine;

$1,000 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$230 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

Up to 30 Days 12 Hours IDRC;

Mandatory Ignition Interlock if BAC .15 or Higher

First Offense

(BAC .10 or More or Drug DWI)

7-12 MonthsSame except fine $300-$500Up to 30 DaysSame as above
Second Offense2 Years$500-$1,000 fine;

$1,000 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$280 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

2-90 Days48 Hours IDRC;

30 Days Community Serv.;

Interlock during suspension plus 1-3 Years after restored

Third Offense10 Years$1,000 fine;

$1,500 surcharge;

$100 DWI Fund;

$100 Alcohol Educ.;

$280 IDRC Fee;

$75 SNFA

180 Days48 Hours IDRC;

Up to 90 days Community Serv.;

Interlock during suspension plus 1-3 Years after restored

 

Camden NJ DWI Defense Lawyers

We certainly understand the unrest that being charged with DWI in Camden or another local municipality may be causing you. The threat of losing your license, absorbing thousands of dollars in financial consequences and even jail can be life changing. However, hiring an attorney who specializes in drunk driving defense can provide the relief you need. This is exactly what we can offer you with a team of attorneys headed by Colin Bonus, a lawyer who has been practicing for over 35 years and whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DWI. He is assisted by several other veteran DUI lawyers, including Matthew Dorry, an ex municipal court prosecutor in more than 15 towns in the state. To obtain a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys on our team, call (856) 288-3350 for immediate assistance.