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Clinton Township NJ DUI Attorneys

Charged with DWI in Clinton NJNestled in one of New Jersey’s most affluent counties, the township of Clinton issues well over 100 driving while intoxicated offenses each and every year. That is by far the most when compared to every other township in Hunterdon County. If you have been issued a summons for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Clinton, New Jersey, it is essential that you speak to an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. It is well known by now that New Jersey has some of the harshest penalties when it comes to driving under the influence charges. They can include a lengthy license suspension, high fines and jail time, even for a first time offender. Whether you have been issued a DWI while on Route 22, Route 173, County Road 513 or one of the back roads in Clinton, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. These offenses can become very complex and often times hing upon finding minor technicalities within the state’s case. If you would like to speak to one of our Clinton DUI defense attorneys then please contact us at (908)533-1064.

Drunk Driving Stops in Clinton New Jersey

Proetta & Oliver fully comprehends what a lengthy license suspension not to mention what a potential jail sentence can do to someone’s life. As such, we are dedicated to aggressively challenging the evidence presented against you in order to obtain a favorable outcome. In fact, over the years we have sought out and obtained specialized DUI defense training in order to better represent our clients. One of the members of our firm is a certified administer of the Alcotest Machine and a certified instructor of the standardized field sobriety tests. These are the two key pieces of evidence used in every DUI trial in New Jersey. Having a full understanding of how these test must be administered before they can be can be considered as admissible evidence, is crucial to better defending these charges. If you would like to speak to one of our Clinton DWI defense attorneys then please contact us at (908)533-1064. We can go over the specific of your case and formulate a game plan on how to defend the charges. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.

DUI Attorneys in Clinton NJ

Should I Hire a Lawyer for a DUI Charge in Clinton?

Hiring an experienced New Jersey DUI attorney can make a tremendous difference when it comes to defending these types of charges. These charges are very complex and can turn on the slightest technicality. It is important to note here, for the most part, New Jersey does not differentiate between driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence charges. DWI charges will be governed by NJSA 39:4-50. Although they are considered traffic offenses in New Jersey, most would argue that the potential penalties can be worse than most misdemeanor charges. On top of that, plea bargaining is prohibited when it comes to these types of offenses, which makes hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney all the more important. Furthermore, since DWI offenses are traffic in nature, a Defendant facing a DWI charge is not entitled to a jury trial. They will only be afforded what is known as a bench trial. During a bench trial, the Judge will be the sole trier of fact. Meaning the judge and the judge alone will have the sole discretion in determining guilt or innocence. If you would like schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys then please contact us at (908)533-1064.

Where Do I go to Court for a DUI in Clinton NJ?

Anyone charged with a driving while intoxicated offense in Clinton Township will need to appear in the Clinton Municipal Court, which is located at 1370 Route 31N in Allanadale, to answer the charges. The Honorable Eric Perkins, J.M.C. is the presiding municipal court judge and  Katharine Errickson, Esq. is the municipal court prosecutor for Clinton Township. Court will be in session every Wednesday at 9am. If you need to contact the Clinton Municipal Court, they can be reached at (908)735-3730 Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. For more information on the Clinton Municipal Court please click the link.

What are the Penalties for a DWI in NJ?

# of Offense Readings

Penalties

First Offense

Readings Below .10%

  • 3 Month Loss of  License
  • $400 Fine
  • 12 to 48 hours in (IDRC)
  • $325 in Fees
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges

First Offense

Readings Above .10%

  • 7 to 12  Month Loss of License
  • $500 Fine
  • 12 to 48 hours in the (IDRC)
  • 30 Days in the Somerset County Jail
  • $325 in Fees
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges

Second Offense

Irrelevant

  • 2 year Loss of License;
  • $1,000 Fine
  • 12 to 48 hours in the (IDRC)
  • 2 to 90 Days in Jail
  • $325 in Fees
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges

Third Offense

Irrelevant

  • 10 year Loss of License;
  • $1,000 fine
  • Mandatory 180 days in Somerset County
  • $325 in Fees
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges

Clinton NJ DWI Defense Lawyers

Being charged with a DUI can be nerve wracking and for most, this will be their first time ever dealing with the criminal justice system. At Proetta & Oliver, we feel that hiring the right attorney, one who not only knows how to defend these types of charges but who is also familiar with the Clinton Municipal Court can go a long way to alleviating some of that stress. We represent clients charged with not only DUI’s but assault by auto, death by auto, endangering the welfare of a child and eluding charges as well. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today with one of our Clinton DWI defense lawyers then please contact us at (908)533-1064.