We are certain that you are feeling somewhat intimidated after being arrested and charged with DWI in Pennsauken New Jersey. The truth is that you would not be thinking clearly if you were taking your driving while intoxicated offense lightly. N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 imposes severe penalties for even a first offense of DUI and the consequences escalate rapidly for a second violation or, worse yet, a third conviction. There is no doubting the importance of representation by a skilled DWI lawyer given these potential ramifications, not to mention the fact that you cannot utilize plea bargaining to obtain a downgrade or dismissal of your charge. The attorneys at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, make up one of the largest driving under the influence defense firms in the entire state. We also possess over 100 years of combined experience, including years serving as DUI prosecutors. Three of the lawyers are among far less than ten statewide who hold a certification on both the Alcotest and as instructors in Field Sobriety Testing, the primary ways used to convict someone of this violation. Contact our Cherry Hill Office, which is just a few miles from Pennsauken, at 856-662-8300 for an immediate consultation.
DUI Charges in Pennsauken Township NJ
Pennsauken borders the largest cities in the region, namely, Camden, Cherry Hill, and Philadelphia from across the Delaware River. The combination of this and the fact that the township ranks 5th in both population and size in Camden County on its own, give rise to approximately 300 DUI charges every year in the municipality. If you are facing a Pennsauken DWI offense you probably received a summons/ticket requiring you to appear in the Pennsauken Municipal Court which is located at 2400 Bethel Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109. The hours of operation of Pennsauken Municipal Court are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (closing 3:30 p.m. for window services). The staff, including the Court Administrator, Donna M. Kenney, can be reached during this times at (856) 663-1403. You may also communicate with the municipal court by facsimile using (856) 665-8127. Court sessions are conducted on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. The municipal court judge that presides over all DWI, DUI and refusal cases is Honorable Steven M. Petrillo. Please be reminded that the court has no ability to relax the mandatory minimum penalties that apply for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in the event you are convicted.
Highest Volume DWI Spots in Pennsauken
Although Pennsauken has 144.85 miles of roadway, some locations are popular spots for police to conduct DUI traffic stops and arrest individuals including:
- U.S. Route 130: This is the largest highway in the municipality running from its eastern border with Cinnaminson to its western border with the City of Camden. The largest block of DWI charges arise on this highway.
- New Jersey Route 73: A small stretch of this roadway which provides access to Philadelphia from the Tacomy-Palmyra Bridge is another hot spot for offenses.
- New Jersey Route 90: This is another roadway that is a direct artery to Philadelphia over the Betsy Ross Bridge and which provides plenty of opportunity for individuals charged with DUI.
Pennsauken NJ DUI Attorney
Given that we are possibly the largest DWI firm in NJ and have an office within a short distance to the Pennsauken Municipal Court, we certainly have handled our fair share of offenses in the Township. The biggest thing you need to know is that you cannot escape a license suspension and other penalties that are triggered by 39:4-50 unless you can persuade the judge that the charge is fatally flawed. There is no better tool to achieve this threshold than a highly knowledgeable DUI attorney like those at our Camden DWI Defense Firm. To speak to one of the lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall anytime 24/7, call our Cherry Hill Office at 856-662-8300.
Pennsauken DWI Attorney
Pennsauken is the fifth largest (i.e. 12.08 square miles) and populated (i.e. 35,885 residents) municipality in Camden County yet it consistently ranks second only to the City of Camden in terms of DWI charges. This should serve as far more than a hint as to just how aggressive the police are in issuing DUI offenses in this Township. A summons or ticket alleging a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 was issued 326 times in Pennsauken over the 12 months ending June 2015. This is an extraordinarily high number of individuals charged with drinking and driving. The presence of several major highways, for example, Route 130, Route 90, Route 70 and Route 38, is definitely a factor in the lofty total. If you or a loved one is among this statistic, you will need to retain a skilled NJ DUI Defense attorney to insure that you have the best chance of avoiding a conviction.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a formidable option as your lawyer in Pennsauken Township. Our DWI attorneys are some of the most experienced and highly trained that exist. We have not only been handling cases like yours for over 100 years but have also served as DUI prosecutors in over 25 municipalities over the years. Our training is exceptional as well with three of the attorneys being dual certified on both the Alcotest and as instructors in Field Sobriety Testing prescribed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are less than ten lawyers in NJ that share these qualifications. For a free case review by a knowledgeable lawyer at our firm, call our office at 877-450-8301.
Pennsauken Township Municipal Court DWI Proceedings
All driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol violations issued on the 144.85 miles of roadway in Pennsauken are referred to the Pennsauken Municipal Court for resolution. The administrative office and courtroom are located at 2400 Bethel Avenue, Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109. Municipal court sessions are conducted every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and every Thursday 6:00 p.m. The judge who presides over all trials and other hearings is Honorable Steven M. Petrillo. The prosecutors are Timothy Higgins, Esq., and David Luthman, Esq. Daily management of the court office is the responsibility of Donna M. Kenney, Court Administrator. Ms. Kenney and the rest of the staff can be reached weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 856-663-1403.
The municipal court must follow certain rules and guidelines in resolving your DUI. First, the court has no ability to relax the mandatory minimum penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. This means that you will be forced to absorb significant financial consequences and penalties that include a 3-12 month suspension for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense, unless you successfully defend the charge. You should also know that plea bargaining cannot be utilized to achieve a downgrade or dismissal of your DWI. Factors like political favor are irrelevant with 39:4-50 offenses since it is totally illegal to dismiss a summons/ticket absent a fatal defect in the prosecutor’s case.
Pennsauken NJ DUI Lawyer
There are few weapons better than a knowledge lawyer to insure that you avert a a conviction for DUI in Pennsauken New Jersey. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are equipped with experience and training that is difficult to replicate anywhere in the state. We are ready to put all of these resources to work so that your interests are fully protected. Contact us online or by telephone anytime 24/7 at 877-450-8301 for a free consultation.