If you have been pulled over for and charged with Driving While Intoxicated in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, then it is supremely important that you gain an understanding of the sever penalties that you face and your possible defenses. A DWI or DUI conviction automatically can result in the mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for up to 6 months if you are a first time offender, a required period during which an ignition interlock device must be installed in your car, and even greater charges for a second or third DWI offense. Due to the complicated nature of the discovery involved along with the tactics used in crafting defenses raised in order to beat these charges, an experienced DWI defense attorney provides the best possible chance at saving you the financial, time, and reputation costs typically associated with these charges. At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta, our committed and passionate attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients facing DWI charges in Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County, and throughout New Jersey. Founding attorney Will Proetta is proud to hold dual certification as an Instructor of the Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), the very method used by police in observing and ultimately administering DWI charges. He is also certified as an Operator of the Alcotest machine, the very method used by NJ police in gauging Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). His unique expertise places our clients at an advantage when it comes to critically evaluating and challenging evidence that the state uses against them. Feel free to contact our Toms River office today for a free conversation with a defense attorney who can answer your questions and help lay out a strategy for your defense. Our representatives are available 24/7 to answer your call at (848) 238-2100.
Every year there are a large quantity of DWI arrests in Little Egg Harbor due to its proximity to the Garden State Parkway off of the exit 58 interchange as well as the prevalence of Route 9 and Route 35 within its borders. This strategic location in Ocean County leads to a large number of arrests by state and local police. Regardless of which agency you are stopped and arrested by, you will ultimately be required to appear in Little Egg Harbor Municipal Court to address your charges. It is crucial that you contact and hire a DWI defense attorney well in advance of your court date. Driving While Intoxicated Charges are often very complicated and may take upwards of a year to fully adjudicate. This is often due to the large amounts of discovery and evidence that must be sorted through and understood in order for the state to make its case against you. During this time you will likely be required to appear in court several times throughout the case and should always arrive on time and come prepared to stay several hours.
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DWI charges are not criminal charges, but rather are traffic violations. However, the associated penalties may be equally or more severe than misdemeanors. New Jersey statute ensures that defending driving while intoxicated charges is more difficult than the defense of other traffic tickets. Furthermore, unlike various criminal statutes, New Jersey does not allow municipal prosecutors to offer any plea negotiations for DWI defendants.As such, if your case goes to trial, you will not be availed of a trial by jury, but rather your conviction is up to the sole discretion of a municipal court judge. Complicating matters, even more, if you plead or are found guilty, you cannot get a work license or “hardship” license. An experienced DWI attorney greatly heightens your ability to successfully defend your charges. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or your love one with your Little Egg Harbor DWI charge and build a case strategy customized to your unique situation, please contact us today at our conveniently located Toms River office at (848) 238-2100 for a free consultation.