If you have been charged with a DWI, DUI, or refusal by federal law enforcement, a federal police officer or a member of the United States Park Service, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for a free initial consultation. Driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence and refusal charges issued by federal law enforcement is litigated in federal district court. This means that if you get charged with a DWI while on federal property, even though you are in the state of New Jersey, your case will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorneys Office. Moreover, the applicable laws and statutes that you are subject to are not always clear. This means that you could be sentenced in accordance with the federal DWI penalties and not New Jersey DWI penalties. Furthermore, if you are a member of the military, you could be subject to additional penalties. The federal district courts that handle federal drunk driving and DUI cases in New Jersey are located at Fort Dix, Newark, and Trenton.
The federal installations and police departments in New Jersey that can give rise to a DWI, DUI and/or refusal charge, are:
- Sandy Hook, The Gateway National Recreation Area and Fort Hancock
- National Parks Service
- Fort Dix and the Fort Dix Police Department
- McGuire Air Force Base
- Picatinny Arsenal
- Naval Weapons Station Earle
- Naval Air Station at Lakehurst
All of these federal installations or parks have law enforcement officers that issue charges for criminal, traffic, and DWI offenses in New Jersey. If you have been charged with a DWI, DUI or refusal by a federal law enforcement officer, you must appear in front of a federal magistrate. The New Jersey DWI lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience to defend you and our lead attorney is a former New Jersey prosecutor. Please do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation with a New Jersey DWI Attorney.
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