Experienced, Knowledgeable Attorneys
When you are facing a 2nd offense DUI in New Jersey, you are facing more serious penalties than for a first drunk driving charge. Because New Jersey prohibits plea bargaining, you also have fewer opportunities to reduce or eliminate the consequences of a conviction. In these difficult situations, you need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney by your side.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, you will find aggressive attorneys with training in breath tests and field sobriety tests. Among our ranks, we count former prosecutors and lawyers with decades of experience. We are the largest, most-credentialed team of DWI lawyers in New Jersey.
We focus on winning cases. If you’re serious about your DWI charges, we are ready to help you.
Consequences of NJ Second-Offense DWI
Second-offense DWIs are some of the hardest fought cases in New Jersey. Because New Jersey prohibits plea bargaining, the prosecutor in your case cannot reduce your charge, leaving you no choice but to attack the case. In addition, you are facing more significant penalties than for a first DWI.
For a second DWI conviction, your penalties could include:
- A mandatory two-year driver’s license suspension
- Fines between $500 and $1,000, plus surcharges and other costs
- Thirty days of community service
- Between 48 hours and 90 days in jail
- A requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- Other consequences
These are significant consequences. Because prosecutors do not have room to bargain with you, your defense will depend on the experience, qualifications and skills of your defense attorney.
New Jersey Second-Offense DWI Lawyers
When we represent you in a DWI, we will focus on the results of your breath test. Our lawyers know how to challenge breath test results because we understand how breath tests work. In fact, we are certified operators of the breath testing machine used in New Jersey.
If we are successful in suppressing the reading from your breath test, the prosecutor may still attempt to prove your case using field sobriety tests. We have lawyers who are have enough training in field sobriety tests to teach others how to administer them, giving us the in-depth knowledge required to challenge field sobriety tests as well.
Contact us online or at 877-450-8301 to schedule your free initial consultation. With nine locations in New Jersey, we have an office near you and lawyers who are familiar with your area. Se habla español.
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