The police in Gloucester Township write more DWI charges than almost any in Camden County. This makes sense given that it ranks fourth in size and third in population. The presence of a major highway like the Atlantic City Expressway also helps inflate the number charged with DUI in this municipality. If you were stopped and arrested for violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“Driving while intoxicated”) in Gloucester Township, you need to mount a thorough defense or face severe penalties. There is no plea bargaining of your charge so avoiding a mandatory license suspension, thousands in financial consequences and even jail for a second offense or third offense will hinge on convincing the judge that state’s case is unprovable. There is no weapon more valuable than a skilled DWI lawyer in achieving this goal. At our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have decades of experience representing individuals on DUI charges in Gloucester Township and other communities in the area. Three of the attorneys, Jonathan F. Marshall, Colin Bonus, and William Proetta, are even among a group of less than ten in the state who are certified as instructors in Standard Field Sobriety Testing and also by Draeger on the Alcotest breathalyzer. You are encouraged to contact our office in Cherry Hill at 856-662-8300 for an immediate free consultation.
DWI Charge in Gloucester Township NJ
Gloucester Township is a massive Camden County municipality with over 239 miles of roadway. Police are aggressively targeting those suspected of drunk driving on these passages and even setting up DWI Sobriety Checkpoints, especially during the summer (e.g. Memorial Day Weekend). Whether you encountered law enforcement as a result of an accident because you allegedly violating a traffic law or as a result of a Roadblock, your case will be sent to Gloucester Township Municipal Court for resolution. The courtroom and business office of the court is located at 1261 Chews Landing Road, Clementon, New Jersey 08021. The mailing address is P.O. Box 8, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012. The Court Administrator, Patty Carroll, and her staff may be reached at 856-374-3531. You can also appear in person Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Court sessions involving DWI and other traffic matters are conducted every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All matters are heard before Judge Nicholas Trabosh. The following is an interactive map to assist you in reaching the court.
Gloucester Township DWI Lawyers
It is important that you appreciate the stakes involved in your DWI case. If your attorney fails to successfully defend the offense, you will be subject to significant penalties. You will have your license suspended for 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third or subsequent offense. You will also be subject to a fines and an annual DMV surcharge of $1,000 for three years for a first or second offense and $1,500 per year for three years for a third offense. Jail becomes mandatory for repeat offenders with 2-90 days for a second and 180 days for a third violation. These penalties should make it clear to you that you cannot afford to be represented by lawyers who lack extensive knowledge and experience in DUI defense. The attorneys at our firm have the qualifications necessary to successfully defend you in Gloucester Township. Call us 24/7 at 856-662-8300 for immediate assistance.
Gloucester Township NJ DUI Attorney
Gloucester Township is consistently near the top of the rankings in Camden County for individuals charged with DUI. Approximately two hundred and fifty (250) motorists are arrested for DWI in the municipality every year. Although there are 239.44 miles of roadway in the town to target drunk drivers, the Atlantic City Expressway and New Jersey Routes 42 and 168, are definitely the primary sources for charges.If you are facing a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 offense in Gloucester Township, your options are very limited. You can either plead guilty and absorb the penalties for DUI or mount a defense to the charge. For those who choose the latter strategy, you will not be able to utilize plea bargaining to negotiate a favorable resolution as this practice is outlawed in driving while intoxicated cases. Selecting an attorney on the basis of local politics or schmoozing skills, rather than bona fide skill, is a futile investment of resources.
Lawyers With The Skill You Need To Defend A Gloucester Township DWI
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has assembled a team of eight NJ DWI lawyers with the tools to effectively defend you in Gloucester Township. We are former prosecutors and other skilled attorneys with over 100 years of experience. Colin Bonus, William Proetta and Jonathan F. Marshall are also three of less than ten in the state who are dual certified on the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. An attorney on our staff with the knowledge you are seeking is available now at 877-450-8301.
Gloucester Township Municipal Court DUI Offense
Your DUI offense will be decided in the Gloucester Township Municipal Court. The courtroom is located at 1261 Chews Landing Rd, Clementon, NJ. The Court Administrator, Patricia Carroll, and her office staff can be reached by telephone at 856-374-3531. Court sessions to handle DWI and other traffic cases are conducted every Tuesday and on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. All of these proceedings are conducted under the supervision of the municipal court judge, Honorable Nicholas Trabosh.
There are certain penalties that must be imposed if you are found guilty of DUI in Gloucester Township. A conviction for a first offense will result in consequences that include fines and court assessments ranging from $750-$1,000, a DMV surcharge of $1,000 per year for three years and a license suspension of three to twelve months. A second offense results in similar financial ramifications, a two year driver’s license revocation, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock and 2-90 days in jail. A third offense triggers a ten year revocation of your driving privileges and a county jail term of 180 days.
Gloucester Township DWI Lawyer
You certainly are not without company if you were stopped and charged with DWI in Gloucester Township. The police are extremely busy in their efforts to target those suspected of drinking and driving within the 23.26 square miles of the municipality. Our attorneys have witnessed the lengths which law enforcement exercises to charge and convict those who allegedly violate 39:4-50. A DWI lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will ensure that your rights are fully protected in this regard. For a free consultation with a member of our staff, call 877-450-8301.