Selection of the right DWI attorney to represent you in Mount Olive may be the most important decision you make in terms of success or failure in defending the charge. You need to understand before making this decision, however, that DUI is unlike most areas of defense since there is no ability to plea bargain a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 offense. A dismissal of your drunk driving ticket can only be secured if your lawyers is good enough to convince the municipal court judge that the state is unable to prove the violation. Averting a conviction through politics or favor is illegal and exposes those involved to indictment. The criteria for hiring an attorney therefore needs to be bona fide ability and skill to contest the ticket.
Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, possesses the qualities to effectively defend your Mount Olive DWI. Our staff includes eight defense attorneys, many of whom are former prosecutors, with over 100 years of experience defending driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs cases. Three of the members of our team are also dual certified on the Alcotest and as instructors in Field Sobriety Testing. There are less than ten lawyers in the state that possess both these credentials. We put all of our resources to use in formulating persuasive arguments to dismantle the case against you. To speak to a NJ DUI Defense Lawyer at our firm in a free initial consultation, call our Morristown Office (973-309-7050) or Parsippany Office (973-309-7050).
DUI Offenses in Mount Olive
The Mount Olive Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all DUI offenses issued within the 31.07 square miles of the township. The municipal court is located at 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, P.O. Box 450, Budd Lake, NJ and it is open for business weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can reach the court by appearing in person or by calling 973-691-0900, extension 7242. Michelle Ambrecht, C.M.C.A., is the Court Administrator and can be reached at extension 7210. The judge in Mt. Olive is Honorable Brian J. Levine. He conducts court sessions every Monday starting at 3:00 p.m.
There are a few things you should know about DWI cases in Mount Olive. First, you need to mindful that the court is directed to resolve all DWI charges within sixty days of issuance of the related summons/ticket. Second, your appearance is typically required at all scheduled hearings. Failure to appear typically results in issuance of a warrant. Lastly, the Mt. Olive Municipal Court lacks any ability to relax or excuse you from the mandatory minimum penalties that apply under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 including, but not limited to, the driver’s license suspension of 3-12 month for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense.
Mt. Olive DUI Lawyer
Mt. Olive is definitely a sleeper when it comes to DUI. You certainly would not think of a rural municipality in Morris County as a hotbed for individuals being charged with DWI but it consistently ranks near the top in the region. The presence of Interstate 80 and U.S. Routes 46 and 206 is definitely a factor in this circumstance. The point is that you are not isolated in terms of being arrested. What is key, however, not to end up as so many do and that is with a conviction. Our lawyers can proven invaluable in making sure you reach a favorable outcome. Call us to learn how we can help you. The consultation is free.