Raritan Township typically ranks second in Hunterdon County for DWI offenses. This translated in motorists being charged with DUI ninety-nine (99) times during the twelve months ending June 2015. The majority of individuals were arrested on U.S. Route 202 and New Jersey Routes 31 and 12. Our attorneys are well equipped to represent you if you are facing a charge in Raritan. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is the largest drinking and driving defense firm in the state with a team of former prosecutors and skilled NJ DWI attorneys with over 100 years experience. The advanced training of our staff is also impressive with three who among the less than ten statewide who are dual certified on the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. We clearly have the tools to help you avoid an unfavorable outcome in Raritan. To speak to an attorney in a free consultation, call our Bridgewater Office at 908-722-1011.
DWI Charge in Raritan Township Municipal Court
All DWI charges issued within the 38.6 square miles of Raritan are dealt with in its municipal court. The Raritan Township Municipal Court is located at One Municipal Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Court Administrator, Lynne M. Timlin, C.M.C.A., and the other members of the clerical staff can be reached during these hours at (908) 782-8818. There are four court sessions each month that take place on the first Monday of the month of 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The judge responsible for all rulings and decisions of the court is Honorable Joseph Novak.
There are many rules that apply in adjudicating your DUI case. The municipal court judge must apply the penalties contained in the NJ DWI law unless you successfully defeat the charge. Unless you convince the judge that reasonable doubt exists concerning your guilt, you driver’s license must be suspended for 3-12 months for a first offense and much longer if you are a repeat offender. There are also fines and mandatory court assessments, in addition to an annual DMV surcharge of at least $1,000 per year for no less than three years. There is even a mandatory jail sentence for those convicted of a second offense or more. There is no plea bargaining in drunk driving cases so schmoozing and similar tactics will have no import in resolving your DWI offense in Raritan Township. The third thing you need to know is that the municipal court will be pushing your matter along as there is a directive that all N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 tickets be resolved within sixty days of issuance.
Raritan Township NJ DUI Lawyers
As you can see, there are many obstacles that arise once an individual is arrested and charged with DUI. The chance of clearing these hurdles is virtually impossible without a skilled attorney assisting you. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall stand ready to assume this role in the defense of your Raritan Township DWI. We will put all of our resources to work in order to insure that you have every opportunity to avert a 39:4-50 conviction. To speak to a member of our team about the specifics of your offense, call 908-722-1011.