Former DWI Prosecutor With Office in Woodbridge
The municipal court in Woodbridge NJ may be the busiest in the state for handling DWI charges. There are many reasons for this circumstance, including the fact that major roadways like the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, U.S. Highway 1, and Route 18, run directly through Woodbridge. Another major factor that contributes to the rate of DWI arrests is the presence of one of the largest New Jersey State Police barracks. If you are facing a driving while intoxicated offense, the highly skilled New Jersey DWI lawyers at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can offer you superior representation. We are the only firm in the state with this level of qualification: three (3) lawyers who are certified on the Alcotest Breath Test Machine (there are perhaps 50 total statewide); three (3) attorneys who are instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (approximately 5 have this credential in the entire state), which is the only way to prove a DWI once the breath test readings are eliminated; former municipal prosecutors in several municipalities; over 100 years of collective experience defending DWI, DUI and refusal cases; and one of the only firms in the entire state with a New Jersey version of the Draeger Alcotest 7110 for us to experiment with. It also helps that we happen to have a Woodbridge office. We take defending driving while intoxicated charges very seriously as illustrated by our training and experience, and we produce results. Give us a call anytime 24/7 if you or a loved one needs our help.
Woodbridge Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 1 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, with office hours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and until 6:30 PM on Tuesdays. Court sessions are Monday through Friday at 8:45 AM, and 6:45 PM on Monday through Thursday. Presiding judges include Chief Judge Spencer B. Robbins, Judge Emery Z. Toth and Judge Kevin H. Morse. Call Court Administrator Barbara Veit at (732) 636-6430.
DWI Law & Penalties in New Jersey
The driving while intoxicated law is set forth at N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. The statute prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle while possessing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more, or operating under the influence of drugs, including marijuana and prescription drugs. The prosecutor must establish both operation and intoxication to prove a DWI under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. The element of operation is establish if, and only if, there is actual operation or an intent to operate (e.g. keys in ignition with intention to move vehicle). Proof of Intoxication is classically established through a breath sample but can also be proven via blood or urine. Where scientific evidence of this nature is lacking, a DWI or DUI may generally be proven through Field Sobriety Testing for alcohol intoxication and Drug Recognition Testing for driving under the influence of drugs. The license suspension for a First Offense ranges from three (3) months for a case with no BAC readings or readings between .08% and .099%, and seven (7) months to one year for BAC readings of .10% or more. The suspension is a mandatory two (2) years for a Second Offense and ten (10) years for a Third Offense or more. Fines and assessments approximate $800 to $1,500 depending on whether it is a First, Second or Third Offense. A mandatory state surcharge of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) for 3 years also applies. Jail exposure is up to thirty (30) days for a First Offense, two (2) days to ninety (90) days for a Second Offense and one hundred eighty days (180) for a Third or subsequent offense. We encourage you to consult our practice pages on these issues for more detail on the law or related penalties. You may also contact our office for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
Directions to Woodbridge Municipal Court
New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 11 and follow the sign “Woodbridge The Amboys” after paying your toll. Stay right and follow the “All Trucks Rte. 1-9” sign. Take a right onto the ramp marked “Woodbridge North 1-9,” merging left onto West Pond Road (184), and go through the traffic light following the sign for “North 9.” Take the second right north on Rt. 9. After you pass the St. James Cemetery and Hess Station on the right, take the “Main Street Woodbridge” exit and turn right. Follow Main Street through downtown to the Municipal Building on the right.
Garden State Parkway: From the south, get off at Exit 127, follow Route 9 North to the “Main Street Woodbridge” exit and turn right. Follow Main Street through downtown to the Municipal Building on the right. From the north, get off at Exit 130 and follow Route 1 north. After passing the Beth Israel Cemetery on the right, turn right onto Woodbridge Center Drive. Proceed under the Main Street Overpass following “East 514 and Main St. Business District” signs, bearing right up the Main Street. Turn right, through downtown and onto the Municipal Building on the right.
Please visit the Woodbridge Township web site to find additional directions and information.
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