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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

Morris County

NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers


Our team of skilled attorneys includes former County and Municipal Prosecutors with over 200 years combined experience and is available to assist you immediately.

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DWI Charges

Morristown NJ DUI Lawyers

Parsippany NJ DWI / DUI Attorneys Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and refusal charges are a prime target for law enforcement officers across Morris County towns like Parsippany Troy Hills, Dover, Morristown, Denville, Madison, Mendham, Mount Olive, Roxbury, Randolph, and Rockaway. Almost every year, police officers throughout the county issue over 2,000 DWI and N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 related offenses, which is an extremely high number.  For anyone serious about avoiding a conviction for DWI/DUI, a rigorous defense is a must as plea bargaining is totally illegal in these cases. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is unlike any other firm in the state, let alone Morris County in terms of qualifications for mounting a successful defense for your driving while intoxicated charge. With several former prosecutors and attorneys who are both Alcotest and field sobriety certified, not to mention possessing over 200 years of combined experience, we have exceptional credentials for identifying issues to allow for a dismissal of your DWI charge. If you would like to set up a free consultation with any one of our eight Denville, NJ dwi defense lawyers, please contact our Morristown Office at 973-309-7050. Here is a list of the some of the Municipal Courts in Morris County where our attorneys routinely defend individuals charged with DWI:

Experienced Attorneys Defending DWI Charges Throughout Morris County

The New Jersey Law provides that a person is guilty of DWI if he/she “operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.”  There are essentially two ways that law enforcement officers will try to prove that someone is intoxicated, a scientific test like a breathalyzer reading or blood test, or through field testing. Our attorneys have training that is, in most cases, more extensive than a police officer in terms of these tests. What this often translates into is not only identifying mistakes but also invaluable knowledge in order to effectively cross-examine police officers. This is key in poking holes into a DWI charge, an imperative since plea bargaining is prohibited. Here are some of the key types of cases that the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall routinely represents Defendant’s on in Morris County:

  1. First Offense DWI
  2. Second Offense DWI
  3. Third Offense DWI
  4. Refusal to Submit to a Breath Sample
  5. Drug DUI
  6. Marijuana DUI
  7. Underage DUI
  8. DWI in a School Zone
  9. DWI Allowing

You Need To Hire A Qualified DUI Lawyer To Avoid Stiff Penalties

If you are convicted of DWI, you face significant penalties. Even a first DWI offense carries rather stern penalties. If the BAC is at least .08%, but less than .10%, then the period of driver’s license suspension is 3 months and the fine is between $250 and $400. Where the blood alcohol concentration is above .10%, the period of license revocation is 7 to 12 months, and the fine is $300 to $500. An individual found guilty of DWI is also required to perform 12 hours of alcohol education through the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC) and pay a surcharge of $1,000 for three years. For second and third offenses, the penalties only get worse.  A second DWI includes a 2 year drivers license suspension, a fine of $500.00 to $1,000.00, two (2) to ninety (90) days in jail, 30 days of community service, and forty eight (48) hours in the IDRC.  The installation of an ignition interlock is also mandatory for a second offense, as is the annual surcharge of $1,000 for three (3) years. For a third or subsequent offense, an individual is required to serve 180 days of imprisonment, pay a fine of $1,000, and have his license suspended for 10 years. This is also an annual surcharge of $1,500 for three (3) years.

Roxbury NJ DWI Defense Attorneys

As harsh as these penalties sound, do not think that there is nothing that can be done for you.  Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys have extensive experience defending all aspects of a DWI offense. Our Morris County NJ dwi defense attorneys have over 200 years of collective experience defending these types of charges.  Several of our attorneys are even Alcotest and field sobriety test certified and have had significant success over the years in getting faulty procedural breath tests suppressed, which in essence renders it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a conviction to occur.  With the consequences being this severe, you cannot afford to face these charges alone, so please, if you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, DUI, or refusal charge in Morris County, in towns like Mendham, Jefferson, Montville, Pequanock, or Parsippany, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation about the particulars of your case.