Readington is the largest municipality in Hunterdon County and also its biggest source of DWI. Over one hundred individuals are charged with DUI every year within the 48 square miles of the Township. A substantial portion of these charges occur on Interstate 78 which is patrolled by Troop B of the New Jersey State Police. If you were arrested in Readington Township for DWI, DUI or Breath Test Refusal, you need representation from attorneys with the skill to win your case. You cannot escape the penalties that apply under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 based on patronage, politics or back office schmoozing as plea bargaining of a drunk driving charge is totally illegal. A savvy lawyer is therefore one of your best weapons for insuring that your life remains intact.
Highly Skilled Readington NJ DUI Attorneys
As members of the largest DUI firm in the state, our NJ DUI Attorneys have considerable experience defending offenses in Readington. More importantly, we have the qualifications you need to insure that you have every opportunity to avert a guilty finding. The lawyers on our team possess over 100 years of collective experience, including considerable time serving as prosecutors. Our training is also about as adept as you can find with three who are among the less than ten statewide who are dual certified on the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. For a comprehensive review of your case utilizing all of our credentials, call us anytime 24/7 for a free consultation at 877-450-8301 or complete the contact form.
DWI Offense in Readington Municipal Court
All DWI violations issued along the 178.01 miles of roadway in the township are heard in the Readington Municipal Court. The courthouse and business office of the court is located at 509 County Rd 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. The office of the municipal court, including the Court Administrator, Kimberly Marino, and the Violations Clerk, Beth Giulano, can be reached weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 908-534-2414. Arraignments, trials and other hearings are conducted in court session that usually take place on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The judge who presides over all proceedings is Honorable Gerard J. Shamey. The municipal prosecutor in Readington is Robert A. Ballard, Esq.
There are several limitations that apply with respect to the processing of your DUI charge in Readington Municipal Court. The most important thing you need to know is, as previously stated, there is no plea bargaining. The second thing you need to be aware of is that you cannot delay in taking action as the court is directed to resolve your case within sixty days of issuance of the ticket or summons. Third, there are mandatory penalties that must be applied in the event of your being convicted including a driver’s license suspension of up to 12 months for a first offense, two years for a second offense and a full decade for a third offense. A county jail sentence is also mandatory for repeat offenders. The financial ramifications result include many thousands of dollars in the form of fines, court assessments, surcharges and escalating insurance rates.
Readington Township DUI Lawyer
Readington Township would be considered a busy jurisdiction for DUI by any standard in New Jersey. This is the primary explanation for why our attorneys handle so many cases in this venue. A lawyer from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall who is very familiar with the personnel and practices in the town is ready to start on the defense of your charge. For a free consultation with a member of our team, call our office at 877-450-8301 anytime 24/7.