DWI Defense Lawyer & Former Prosecutor
For a relatively small town, Lake Como issues a significant number of DWI summonses under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 every year. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving in Lake Como, the DWI lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess the expertise to defend you. Every lawyer at our firm has years of experience defending DWI cases and our team includes a former prosecutor in several Monmouth County municipalities. We frequently appear in Lake Como Municipal Court and, in fact, our lead DWI attorney, Jonathan F. Marshall, has even resided in the town. A conviction for an alcohol related offense like DWI, DUI or refusal can have significant consequences but our lawyers can help you in avoiding this outcome. Our knowledge is at your disposal and initial consultations with our attorneys are free of charge. Please feel free to contact us and we hope you find the following information of assistance.
First Offense for DWI in Lake Como
The penalties for a first offense of DWI under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 vary depending on your blood alcohol content at the time of the arrest. If your blood alcohol was between .08% and .10%, then you are facing a three (3) month suspension in Lake Como. If your blood alcohol content was .10% or above, you can be suspended for between seven (7) months and one (1) year. Where you fall in this suspension range will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your DWI charge including how high your readings were, whether there was an accident, and any other aggravating circumstances which may exist.
Second Offense for DWI in Lake Como
There is no tier system for a second offense of DWI. If an individual is found guilty of a second offense of DWI in Lake Como, he will be suspended for two (2) years and is exposed to jail. It is particularly important that an individual charged with a second offense hire an experienced lawyer as the impact of a conviction now includes potential jail.
Third Offense for DWI in Lake Como
The penalties for a third offense of DWI are significant. There is a mandatory jail sentence of six (6) months for a third offense. Additionally, the license suspension is for ten (10) years for a third or subsequent conviction of DWI. An experienced attorney is an absolute must in our view of if you are facing a DWI charge in Lake Como which would be your third conviction.
Our lawyers are available to assist you and would be happy to answer any detailed questions which you possess regarding your Lake Como DWI arrest. Please feel free to contact our office as our attorneys are available without charge for an initial consultation.