If you have been charged with DWI in Hillsborough, New Jersey your fight has just begun. The law imposes heavy penalties for those convicted of DUI with limited flexibility in resolving cases because of strict rules against plea bargaining. So whether you are one of its 38,303 residents or were someone who was just driving through the township on Route 206 or another roadway in Hillsborough, you will clearly have to take your DWI charge seriously. N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 will cause you to lose your license for 3-12 months, 2 years, and 10 years if your are convicted of a first offense, second offense or third offense, respectively. You will also be subject to significant financial consequences and even a jail term if you are a repeat offender. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you escape ramifications like these. The eight defense lawyers have successfully defended hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals face with this offense over our 100 plus years of collective time in practice. Our achievements stem from a number of factors that make us a unique option for defending a DWI including experience serving as prosecutors and being among the limited number with training and certification on both the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. We have the skills to identify issues that allow an offense to be dismissed and ability to persuasively litigate or even try a case on your behalf. To discuss your case with an attorney on our team, call our Bridgewater Office at 908-722-1011for a free consultation.
DWI Charge in Hillsborough Township New Jersey
Hillsborough spans over 55 square miles making it the largest municipality in Somerset County. It also ranks third in terms of population. These characteristics, not to mention a major highway like US 206, make this municipality a rich source for DWI charges. If you were arrested on suspicion of DWI in Hillsborough, you will have to make several appearances in the Hillsborough Municipal Court is located at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. The Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable John Richardson and the prosecutor is Frank Blandino, Esq. Hillsborough Municipal Court matters are heard on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. If your matter cannot be resolved, it will proceed to a trial before the Judge as there are no juries in municipal court. That means that the Judge will be the decider of fact who will determine whether or not the prosecutor has met the state’s burden of proving the Hillsborough DWI against you beyond a reasonable doubt.
Hillsborough DWI Lawyer
Although there is a directive that courts resolve DWI cases within 60 days of issuance of the ticket or summons, it will take far long for you matter to be concluded if you want to reach the best possible outcome. A major avenue in successfully defending this charge involves simply fighting to make sure you receive every piece of evidence (a.k.a. “discovery”). Some of the documents that we request are documents pertaining to the machine and the operator that must be reviewed to ensure that the Alcotest was conducted in a complaint manner. Also, timelines can be of grave importance and as such, Police dispatch audio and the corresponding paper records (CAD Reports) must be reviewed for purposes. Mobile Video Recordings (MVR) are also of significant import as they will allow us to assess the merits of the stop and of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Often times, the prosecutor will provide just what he or she deems to be sufficient. When your future is at stake, however, nothing short of complete discovery is acceptable. This requires commitment on the part of your attorney to appear multiple times in court and even file motions. Efforts like these often yield orders barring evidence and can even result in dismissal of an offense. The point of all of this is that you must hire a lawyer who is willing to follow through on all issues if you want to achieve a dismissal, that which is required to avert a license suspension and other consequences. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to dedicate their efforts in Hillsborough to insure you have every chance of avoiding a conviction. Call us anytime 24/7 at 908-722-1011.