The Township of Vernon has become a popular destination for residents of the metropolitan area to ski and golf. It also happens to be the topped ranked municipality in Sussex County when it comes to drivers charged with DWI. Tourism definitely contributes to the inflated number of suspects arrested for DUI although the town is the most populated in the county. If you were stopped and subsequently charged with violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“Driving While Intoxicated”), there is no time to drag your feet. There is an edict that this offense be fully resolved within 60 days of issuance of the original summons or ticket. The combination of this rule and the bar against plea bargaining a DWI or DUI makes it crucially important that an accused retain an attorney quickly who has the skill to throw a wrench in the prosecutor’s case. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we offer representation by an exceptional team of former prosecutors that have over a century of experience between them. The attorneys on our staff have gone through some of the most thorough training available in this area of law, something which few have made a similar investment to secure. Every client that hires us to defend their DUI charge derives the benefit of our knowledge and this translates into successful dismissals in a higher number of cases than would be the norm. To learn what we can do for you in Vernon, call us at 973-971-0030. The consultation is free of charge.
Charged With DUI in Vernon NJ
Whether you were arrested after drinking at Mountain Creek, Minerals Hotel, Legends Resort or another venue within its borders, your case will land in the same place for resolution — Vernon Municipal Court. The municipal court is located at 21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462. Sessions are conducted three times per month on the second, third and fourth Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Determinations in matters are made by Judge James Devine including rulings on motions, trials and sentencing. The municipal prosecutor is Michael J. Hanifan, Sr., Esq. Daily operation is managed by Donna Zuidema, the Court Administrator. The office can be reached at 973-764-4761. While your DUI shall be handled in Vernon Municipal Court, there are certain things that are out of the control of the judge. In this regard, the mandatory penalties must be imposed, including specified periods of license suspension, fines and jail, if you are convicted. There is no discretion to deviate from the minimum specified by statute such as a 3-12 months suspension for a first offense depending on your blood alcohol concentration, 2 years for a second offense or from a 180 day jail sentence and 10 year suspension for a third or subsequent offense. The only way to avoid these ramifications is for your attorney to formulate a success defense that results in dismissal of the charge. For additional information regard the court click here.
Vernon DUI Lawyers
The mistake frequently made by suspects is to hire the local guy because he is connected or cheapest lawyer because the result is inevitable. This thinking is clearly in error as there is no ability to negotiate around innocence or guilt. Your advocate will have to effectively argue a defect in the prosecutor’s case or you will absolutely lose your ability to drive, suffer thousands in financial consequences, and go to jail if it is your second or third offense. This is precisely why it is imperative that you secure representation from the most gifted defense attorney you can afford. There is no ability to tank an offense absent a bona fide issue and a knowledgeable DUI lawyer is going to be your most powerful tool in this regard. Call the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall now to learn what we can offer to avert a conviction. We are available 24/7 at 973-971-0030.