Clifton leads Passaic County in DWI charges virtually every year. In addition to having the fourth largest municipal population with 84,136 residents, the city is a thoroughfare for some of the busiest roadways in the state. The Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 46, and New Jersey Route 3 traverse the 11.39 square miles of Clifton and are the source of many of the three-hundred (300) plus individuals charged with DUI annually. If you find yourself in the dilemma of a driving while intoxicated offense, you need to retain a lawyer with the ability to defend the N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 violation on its merits. This will involve convincing the judge that the police are unable to prove the summons/ticket and local patronage has no relevance in this determination as plea bargaining is illegal in drunk driving cases. Hiring a skilled DWI lawyer is therefore an absolute necessity if you want to avoid a conviction.
Call Our Clifton Office To Speak To A Skilled DUI Attorney
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have exception qualifications to insure that you have every chance of averting a guilty finding for DUI. In addition to having over 100 years of experience defending drinking and driving charges in Passaic County, our team includes several former prosecutors who have witnessed the workings of the court system from the opposite perspective. Our insight, as well as unique advanced training, allow us to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case. In fact, three of our lawyers are members of a group of no more than ten in the state that certified on both the Alcotest and as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. To speak to a lawyer with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure a favorable outcome, contact us online or call our Clifton Office at 973-735-2840.
DWI Offense in Clifton Municipal Court
Your DWI offense will be decided in the Clifton Municipal Court located at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ. The courtroom and business office are located on the second floor with Alexis Mitreski serving as Court Administrator. The municipal court is so busy that it conducts six court sessions each week: Monday at 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:45 a.m.; and Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Honorable Thomas Brunt is the judge that decides all issues presented in DUI cases. It is important that you appear at all scheduled court dates and are thoroughly prepared since a guilty finding will result in severe penalties. A first offense results in at least three months and as much as twelve months suspension of your license and thousands in financial consequences. The ramifications of a second offense include your driving privileges being suspended for two years. A third offense results in 180 days in jail and ten years license revocation. These risks necessitate your retaining the best DUI Attorney you can find to represent you in the City of Clifton.
Clifton NJ DUI Attorney
We cannot stress enough how imperative it is to select your DUI attorney wisely. The key to your success in this regard is finding a lawyer with the knowledge and skill to mount an attack that dismantles the case against you. This is what is pivotal to your avoiding a conviction rather than insignificant characteristics like coziness with the court. There is truly nothing that can be accomplished unless you present a bona fide defect that destroys the prosecutor’s ability to prove the violation. Our lawyers are equipped to achieve this objective. To speak to an attorney on our staff anytime 24/7 in a free consultation, call us in Clifton New Jersey at 973-735-2840.