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South Bound Brook NJ DUI Attorney

South Bound Brook NJ DUI AttorneyIf you have been issued a summons for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in South Bound Brook, New Jersey it is important that you speak to an experienced DWI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Although the Borough of South Bound Brook only covers less than one square mile in Somerset County, it does deal with beyond its fair share of DUI charges each and every year. Somehow each and every year it seems like the South Bound Brook Municipal Court is forced to litigate around seventy-five driving while intoxicated charges. It is no secret that New Jersey as a whole takes DWI charges very seriously and South Bound Brook is no exception. As you will see below, a DUI conviction could saddle someone with not only a lengthy license suspension and high fines but jail time as well, even for a first time offender. To make matters even worse, New Jersey prohibits what is known as temporary and/or work permissible licenses for anyone convicted of a DUI offense. If you have been charged with a DUI in South Bound Brook and would like to speak to one of our Somerset County DUI defense lawyers then please contact us at (908)533-1064.

Charged with a DUI in South Bound Brook NJ?

At Proetta & Oliver we are well aware of how seriously New Jersey takes these types of offenses. As such, we have sought out and obtained unique DWI defense training in order to combat the aggressive nature of the prosecutors when it comes to these types of charges. One of the members of our firm is considered a certified instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and a certified administrator of the Alcotest Machine. Those qualifications gives our office the unique ability to aggressively challenge the prosecution’s evidence. The Alcotest and SFST results are the two main pieces of evidence used in almost every single DWI trial in New Jersey. Being able to aggressively combat those pieces of evidence can give our attorneys an advantage during trial or can be used in order to negotiate a favorable plea agreement. If you would like to speak to one of our South Bound Brook DUI defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at (908)533-1064. We can go over the specific facts of your case and formulate a game plan on how to defend these types of charges. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Do I have to go to Court for a DWI in South Bound Brook NJ?

Anyone issued a summons for DUI in South Bound Brook, whether on Elizabeth Street, Canal Road, Main Street or on one of the other side roads, will be forced to appear in the South Bound Brook Municipal Court to answer for those charges. Unlike most other traffic summons in New Jersey, court is required on all DWI charges. To take it a step further, it is almost mandatory now that a Defendant charged with a DUI be represented by an attorney.  The South Bound Brook Municipal Court will actually be held at 230 Hamilton Street in Bound Brook. All court session will take place on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The Honorable John Richardson, J.M.C. is the presiding Municipal Court Judge for South Bound Brook and Dominic P. DiYanni, Esq. is the South Brook Municipal Prosecutor. If you have been summonsed to appear in the South Bound Brook Municipal Court for a DUI, assault by auto, death by auto, refusal to submit to a breath sample or endangering the welfare of a child, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. For a free initial consultation, please contact us at (908)533-1064.

What to Know about DUI Charges in South Bound Brook NJ?

First and foremost, it is crucial to understand that for all intensive purposes, New Jersey does not differentiate between driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Secondly, a DWI is considered a traffic offense in New Jersey and not a criminal offense like it is in most other states. So as a result, a Defendant is not entitled to a jury trial but only a bench trial. This is where the Judge, in this case, the Honorable John Richardson, J.M.C., will be the sole trier of fact. Lastly, plea bargaining is prohibited when it comes to DUI offenses in New Jersey. To put that into perspective, there is only two offenses under the entire New Jersey criminal code where plea bargaining is prohibited, DUI and possession of marijuana under 50 grams charges. For those reasons, we strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced DUI defense attorney about your options. These offenses are very detailed regimented and that is why we have sought out and obtained specialized DUI defense training. Do not take these types of charges lightly the potential penalties can be life changing.

What are the Penalties for a DUI in NJ?

First Offense DUI Penalties: If the BAC is Less than a .10%

  • 3 Month Loss of License;
  • 30 Days in Jail;
  • 12 Hours in the IDRC;
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges

First Offense DUI Penalties: If the BAC is Greater than .10%

  • 7 to 12 Month Loss of License;
  • 30 Days in Jail;
  • 12 Hours in the IDRC;
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges;
  • If BAC is .15% or above Ignition Interlock Device is Mandatory.

Second Offense DWI Penalties:

  • 2 year Loss of License;
  • 90 Days in Jail;
  • 48 Hours in the IDRC;
  • $1,000 Fine;
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges;
  • 30 Days of Community Service;
  • Ignition Interlock Device for 1 to 3 years.

Third Offense DUI Penalties in NJ:

  • 10 year Loss of License;
  • 180 Days in Jail;
  • $1,000 Fine;
  • $3,000 in Insurance Surcharges;
  • Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device for 1 to 3 years.

DUI Defense Lawyers in  South Bound Brook NJ

If you have been accused of  driving while intoxicated in South Bound Brook, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. As you can see from reading above, these are very serious offenses that carry with them life changing consequences if convicted. If you would like to speak to one of our South Bound Brook, New Jersey DUI defense attorneys then please contact our office at (908)533-1064. We are available around the clock to help assist in anyway that we can and as always, our initial consultations are free of costs. So if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.