Facing a DUI Charge in Warren, New Jersey?
For most, being issued arrested for driving while intoxicated can be overwhelming. The unknowns only add to the already stressful situation. That is why it is absolutely crucial that you speak to an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Understanding how the process works and your options is imperative. Although DWI offenses are considered traffic offenses under the New Jersey criminal code, the potential penalties, even for a first time offender, can be crippling. The potential penalties include not only a mandatory lengthy license suspension, high fines, community service, imposition of the ignition interlock device, intoxicated drivers resource center but jail time as well, even for a first time offender. In addition, the potential penalties drastically increase for any second or subsequent conviction as well. If you have unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation and would like to speak to one of our dwi defense attorneys today about your options, then please contact our office at 908-533-1064.
Arrested for DWI in Warren Township NJ
Warren Township, which is one of the larger townships in Somerset County certainly does deal with its fair share of driving while intoxicated offenses each and every year. One of the main reasons for that is because Interstate 78, which connects western New Jersey to New York City, cuts right through the township. Whether the individual was arrested and charged with DWI by the Warren Township Police Department or the New Jersey State Police, there case will be litigated in the Warren Township Municipal Court, which is located at 46 Mountain Boulevard. All DWI cases will be litigated in the Warren Township Municipal Court unless the individual was also charged with an indictable offenses, like assault by auto, eluding, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death by auto. If that is to occur, then the individual’s entire case, including the DWI charge will be transferred to the Somerset County Superior Court, which is located in Somerville for disposition. The Honorable Mark S. Adler, J.M.C. is the presiding Municipal Court Judge and Brent Bramnick, Esq. is the prosecutor. For more information on the Warren Township Municipal Court, please click the link.
Is there Jail Time for a DUI Charge in NJ?
Possibly. As touched upon above, although DWI offenses are considered traffic offenses in nature, the potential penalties can be worse then some criminal convictions. Here is a chart below that explains the potential penalties.
1st Offense DWI
If the Defendant’s BAC was .10% or below: $250-$400 Fine, 3 Month Loss of License, $325 Assessments, 12-48 hours in Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, Up to 30 Days in Jail.
If the Defendant’s BAC was greater than .10%: $300-$500 Fine, 7-12 Month Loss of License, $325 Assessments, 12-48 hours in Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, 7-12 Months of Ignition Interlock Device if BAC is .15% or greater, Up to 30 Days in Jail.
2nd Offense DWI
|If the first offense occurred within the last 10 years: $500-$1000 Fine, 2 Year Loss of License, $325 Assessments, 48 hours in Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, 30 Days of Community Service, 1-3 Years of Ignition Interlock Device.|
3rd or Subsequent Offense DWI
|If the last offense occurred within the last 10 years: $1000 Fine, 10 Year Loss of License, $325 Assessments, 180 Days in Jail, 1-3 Years of Ignition Interlock Device.|
Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI in Warren Township NJ?
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of marijuana, eluding, assault by auto, death by auto or any other offense for that matter in Warren Township or anywhere else in Somerset County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. DWI’s are very serious offenses and one that New Jersey takes very seriously. If you have unfortunately found yourself in this type of situation, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible about your options. To speak to one of our attorneys today, then please contact our office at 908-533-1064 or you can try contacting us online.