Although Sparta Township is largely rural with many beautiful lakes, it is the second most populated municipality in Sussex County. This helps make the municipality one of the busiest for DWI charges in the area. Whether you were stopped driving down Route 15, exiting the parking lot at Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, or because you were in an accident in Sparta, the most important decision you will make is determining the attorney to defend you. A fundamental reason is because NJ Law makes it absolutely imperative for you to craft a legitimate defense to the offense or there is nothing that the judge can do other than apply the mandatory minimum penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. There is no plea bargaining and this makes your lawyer a key ingredient to success or failure with respect to your Sparta DWI charge.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we can offer you a level of experience and training that is arguably unparalleled in the state. There is no other DWI defense team that we can identify that includes eight (8), several of whom are former prosecutors in more than 20 towns, that have been fighting offenses in Sparta and elsewhere in the state for over 100 years combined. On top of all of our practical experience, our attorneys are some of the most highly trained with numerous who are certified on the Alcotest and in standardized field sobriety testing. Three (3) are also among the five or so statewide who are instructors in roadside testing. A lawyer at the firm is prepared to discuss your case in detail immediately by calling 908-722-1011.
DWI Charge in Sparta
All DWI cases are heard in Sparta Municipal Court located at 65 Main Street, Sparta, New Jersey 07871. The longtime Judge of the court is the Honorable John E. Mulhern. All issues that arise in cases before the municipal court including legality of a motor vehicle stop and determinations as to whether a motorist was intoxicated or impaired by drugs are decided by Judge Mulhern without involvement of a jury. DUI proceedings are quasi-criminal in nature so there is no entitlement to a trial by your peers. The individual in charge of daily administrative matters of the municipal court is Bonnie Diamond, C.M.C.A., with Roxanne Landy serving as Deputy Court Administrator. The court can be reached during the week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 973-729-3501. Sessions are conducted every Monday at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, you can consult the official website of Sparta Municipal Court.
Sparta DUI Defense Lawyer
Although the township has deep routes in the mining industry as a depository of zinc, limestone and iron, the truth is that it is also a hub for traffic violations in the county, in particular, DUI related offenses. The police are acutely aware of the incident of drinking and driving within the municipality and the statistics support this fact. You need to show the same diligence if you were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or when you were impaired by marijuana, prescription drugs or another substance. Retaining a skilled lawyer is the best step you can take to help yourself. To this end, please do not hesitate to contact our Morristown Office at 973-971-0030 for a free consultation. An attorney from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will give you all the time necessary to completely review your case and provide insight as to the most effective approach for defending you.