Newark is the largest city in NJ and also happens to be the home of a Rutgers University campus, Penn Station, Newark Airport, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center. With so much activity and motor vehicle traffic to and from Newark, there is a high number of individuals arrested for DWI every year. If you have been charged with drunk driving or the related offense of refusal to submit to a breath test, our lawyers can assist you. Our legal team includes several former municipal and county prosecutors, and several attorneys who are certified on the Alcotest breathalyzer and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. We believe that there are few firms, if any, that can rival our collective training and experience. And we believe that there is no substitute for these attributes when it comes to defending a charge since plea bargaining a DWI is outlawed in these cases. Success therefore comes down to identifying and presenting issues that raise reasonable doubt rather than whether you are best buddies with the prosecutor. Indeed, the municipal court judge in Newark who will preside over your case cannot even permit a driving while intoxicated offense to be downgraded or dismissed unless your attorney can present a bona fide legal issue that demonstrates that the prosecutor cannot prove the DWI. This is where experience and skill come into play and why we believe our defense firm is an excellent candidate to defend your charge pending in Newark Municipal Court. Perhaps there is an issue concerning whether or not your blood alcohol content (BAC) as reflected on the Alcotest is valid. There may also be an issue concerning the validity of the DWI stop. These are just two examples of the type of issue(s) that crop up in these cases and an attorney on our team would be happy to speak to you to explore how we can assist you in more detail. Contact our office anytime of day for a free consultation at 877-450-8301.
City of Newark DWI Charges
Newark spans over 24 square miles and most of this area is concentrated with roadways and motorist. It may therefore come as no surprise that as many as 400 individuals are charged with DWI in Newark each year. The primary roads for these arrests are the New Jersey Turnpike, Highway 280, Route 9, US Highway 1, and Route 21. These charges are handled at the Newark Municipal Court, 32 Green Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, telephone numer 973-733-8533. For more information regarding the court, you can access its website by clicking here. The judge is required to apply the mandatory penalties provided for under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 if you are actually convicted on a First Offense, Second Offense or Third Offense. There is a drivers license suspension for DWI of anywhere between 3 months and 10 years that must be imposed depending on your prior history and this cannot be avoided unless your counsel obtains a dismissal of the charge. Experience like that possessed by the attorneys at our firm, including certification on the Alcotest, certification in field sobriety testing, and years of both prosecution and defense experience in DWI cases, can prove absolutely invaluable in this regard.
Directions to Newark Municipal Court
From NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 13A and keep left on Route 81 North (1.7 miles); bear left at McCarter Highway (1.7 miles); bear right onto Broad Street (1.3 miles); turn right on Green Street.
From Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 142 and merge onto I-78 (3.7 miles); take Exit 57 and merge onto McCarter Highway (1.2 miles); take the Broad Street exist (1.3 miles); turn right on Green Street.
From Highway Route 280: Take Exit 15 and turn right onto McCarter Highway (0.6 miles); turn right on Rector Street (0.2 miles); turn left on Broad Street (0.6 miles); turn left at Greene Street.
If you are looking for an Essex County DWI lawyer to handle a DWI in Newark NJ, we encourage you to review our credentials and compare them to those of other firms you are considering. We are extremely confident that if you are interested in selecting a law firm with high qualifications to give you the best chance of identifying an issue in your case, we are a firm you should be consulting. Please feel free to give us a call at 877-450-8301.