Bridgewater is unquestionable the busiest municipality in Somerset County when it comes to individuals charged with DWI. The combination of several factors including the presence of several major roadways and having the second highest population in the county lead to this township ranking first for DUI charges virtually every year. If you were stopped and arrested on Interstate 287, U.S. Route 22 or anywhere else on the 239.75 miles of roadway in Bridgewater, you will require competent representation to escape a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 conviction. There is no ability to plea bargain away a DWI so political favor, chumminess or similar attributes are irrelevant to your success. What is pivotal is a skilled New Jersey DUI attorney to attack the case on its merits since there is no other way to avoid a guilty finding.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys are exceptionally qualified to defend you in Bridgewater. Our team has over 100 years of experience and comprises the largest DWI firm in that state. Our former prosecutors and skilled lawyers have also undertaken some of the most advanced training available. For example, Colin Bonus, Jonathan Marshall and William Proetta are all dual certified on the Alcotest and as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. These are the primary methods used by the state to prove intoxication in a DUI case. There are less than ten statewide who possess this qualification. In addition to these unique and rare qualifications, we also happen to have an office in Bridgewater. For a free consultation with an attorney on our staff, call 908-722-1011.
Bridgewater Municipal Court DUI Charge
Original jurisdiction rests with the Bridgewater Municipal Court to decide all DWI, DUI and Refusal to Submit a Breath Sample violations occurring within the 84.2 square miles of the township. The courthouse is located a 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ, and the telephone is 908-725-6375. Court sessions start at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Honorable William T. Kelleher, Jr., is the municipal court that presides over all trials and other proceedings. Audrey Lipinski serves as the Court Administrator and oversees daily operation of the court.
It is important that you take your charge seriously since a conviction will result in significant penalties. N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 carries a mandatory driver’s license suspension in all cases resulting in conviction. The period is 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense. The fines and other financial ramifications are likewise stiff with an annual surcharge of $1,000-$1,500 for three years. You also face a jail sentence if you are a repeat offender. It is crucial that you present your very best defense given the extreme nature of penalties for DWI.
Bridgewater DUI Lawyer
Our attorneys are available 24/7 to schedule a meeting in our Bridgewater Office or you may call the office at 908-722-1011 for a telephone consultation. At that time, a DUI lawyer on our staff will undertake a thorough review of the facts of your case including the circumstances surrounding the stop, roadside interrogation and testing, and the events that took place once you brought to the Bridgewater Police Station. Any and all angles we can exploit on your behalf to avert a guilty finding will be exhausted if you choose to proceed further any hire our drunk driving defense firm. A lawyer on our staff is ready to speak to you in a free consultation now.