Individuals charged with DWI in Mount Olive, including Budd Lake and Flanders, are in considerable company. The norm is for approximately 150 to be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Morris County’s second most populated municipality. There is no doubt that the presence of U.S. Route 206 and 46, Interstate 80, Sand Shore Road, and Flanders-Drakestown Road. While most of the violations involve a first offense, many repeat offenders are also cited. The attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, possesses the know how to successfully defend any pedigree of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 charge you may be confronted with in Mount Olive NJ. Our staff of eight defense lawyers make up the largest DWI defense firm in not only the county but entire state. Many of those on the team are former prosecutors, dual certified on the Alcotest and in field sobriety testing, and have defended many clients in Mt. Olive over the last two decades. An attorney is ready to give you the benefit of their expertise without obligation. You are invited to contact our firm anytime 24/7 at 973-309-7050 for a free initial consultation.
Arrested for DUI in Mount Olive Township NJ
A DUI offense is no subject to plea bargaining so neither the prosecutor nor Judge have any authority to eliminate the charge without a legal basis. A clean record or hardship have no relevance to guilt or innocence although the court can grant a dismissal if your attorney is capable of convincing Honorable Brian J. Levine, the judge in Mount Olive Municipal Court that there is a flaw in the case. Court sessions to accomplish this goal on conducted every Monday at 3:00 p.m. Your ticket should contain an original arraignment date and be marked court appearance required. A lawyer can typically waive this hearing by entering a not guilty plea on your behalf but you will have to attend the date absent adjournment by Michelle Ambrecht, the Court Administrator, or a member of her staff. For additional information regarding a charge, you may refer to the municipal court website or call 973-691-0900, extensions 7242 & 7243. You are strongly encouraged to act quickly so that you do not compromise your defense as a conviction results in penalties that include:
- First Offense. Fine ranges from $300-$500, $1,000 surcharge for 3 years, $230 IDRC fees, $100 drunk driving surcharge, $100 alcohol education assessment, $33 in court costs, up to 30 days in prison, and as much as 12 months suspension of your driver’s license.
- Second Offense. Substantially similar financial consequences except the fine escalates to $500-$1,000, 2 years revocation of your license, 2-90 days in jail, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock for 1-3 years following restoration.
- Third or Subsequent Offense. The fine increases to $1,000, along with the DMV surcharge to $1,500 annually, there is 10 years loss of your ability to drive, and you must serve 180 days in jail. A 1-3 year ignition interlock also applies.
Mt. Olive DWI Lawyer
Do not be fooled by the fact that a DUI is a traffic offense as the penalties clearly have the ability to effect your life dramatically. Whether you were impaired by alcohol, marijuana, prescriptions drugs, heroin or another substance, a conviction can significantly alter your future. The most beneficially way to help yourself is to hire the most qualified DWI lawyer that you can find. We believe that the attorneys at our office fit this prescription with well over 100 years of collective experience defending drunk driving cases. If you would like to discuss your options with an attorney on our staff, call us at 973-309-7050. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.