If you or a loved one have been charged with Refusal or Driving While Intoxicated in Jackson Township, it is crucial that you understand the penalties and consequences associated with the charges you are facing. In New Jersey, DWI and Refusal cases are treated severely by the courts. A first offense Jackson DWI or DUI that alleged Blood Alcohol Content of .08% to .99% leads to the following consequences: 1) A mandatory three-month license suspension,2) An $800-$1000 fine PLUS a $1000 surcharge for three years, and3) A discretionary prison term of up to thirty days. A second offense Jackson DWI carries with it a mandatory two-year license suspension and increased monetary fines and assessments as well as a mandatory prison sentence from 48 hours to ninety days. A third offense DWI carries a ten year license suspension and up to 180 days in prison at the judge’s discretion. Additional penalties involving a Jackson DUI or DWI offense include:
Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
Mandatory Alcohol and Drug Counseling Programs
In addition to the penalties and fines set forth above, New Jersey also penalizes related offenses such as:
Driving or riding with an open container
Driving with a DUI suspension
Driving while possessing drugs
An experienced DWI attorney is a critical resource when it comes to fighting a driving while intoxicated case in Jackson Township. At the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver our lawyers have successfully defended hundreds of clients facing DWI charges throughout Ocean County and New Jersey. To discuss the details of your case or lay out a case strategy with an experienced DWI defense lawyer, please contact our office at (848) 238-2100 or stop by our local Toms River, NJ office down the street on Route 9 for a free consultation.
Jackson is a major source of DWI arrests in New Jersey every year. This is due to its location as a major transportation hub in the state. It is the only Ocean County township to host I-95, a large interstate highway. There is large presence of state and local police who patrol the populated business parks, bars, and restaurants. The high volume of police activity thus contributes to a high volume of drug DUI and DWI arrests in Jackson. All DWI charges are heard in Jackson Municipal Court. Such cases may take months and even up to a year. Remember to arrive on time for your scheduled appearances and be prepared to stay for long hours, as court can be extremely busy. Additionally, ensure that a competent DWI attorney accompanies you to best assist with the process.
Jackson Township Drunk Driving Lawyer
The DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver take great pride in their unique qualifications in regard to the technical requirements that must be established and followed by New Jersey State and Jackson police officers. In fact, our founding attorney Will Proetta is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). He is also certified by Drager Industries in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the breath test device used by police to measure BAC. These credentials are uniquely valuable when it comes to gauging the strength of the state’s case against you. Contact us today at (848) 238-2100 to speak with an experienced defense attorney about your case, and remember our main office is down the street on Route 9 in Toms River.