Long Beach Island, which includes the various municipalities of Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Barnegat Light, and Beach Haven, has a great deal of police activity during the summer months when police officers make many DWI stops and arrests. Route 72 in Manahawkin links LBI, through Ship Bottom and the Causeway to mainland New Jersey. If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Refusal then you are facing some very serious penalties. These may include suspension of your driver’s license, community service, installation of an interlock device in your vehicle, thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, and even jail time. Often, DWI offenses are the result of a failed Breathalyzer and/or Field Sobriety Test. However, the fact that you submitted to and failed a breath test it does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a DWI. Seasoned attorneys are able to pinpoint technical elements of mistaken police procedure and protocol. Often, the slightest mistake or technicality can alleviate or outright dismiss a DWI charge. Field Sobriety Tests can be overturned for similar reasons. If you would like to learn more about how our firm can help you or your loved one, please contact our conveniently located Toms River office at (848) 238-2100 for a free initial consultation with an experienced DUI attorney. For court information, please make sure you click on a link above of the township or borough that issued your summons.
Underage DWI Arrests in Long Beach Township, New Jersey
The idyllic summer retreat of Long Beach Island has experienced substantial developmental growth over the past few years. As a result, Long Beach Island DWI, DUI, and Refusal charges have steadily climbed. If you have been arrested in Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Brant Beach, Holgate, or Beach Haven, Long Beach Island for driving while intoxicated then you will be required to appear in one of the six municipal courts on Long Beach Island Municipal Courts to address your charges. These courts include Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Barnegat Light, Surf City, and Ship Bottom. It is crucial that you hire a lawyer well in advance of your court date so that you can be prepared when appearing before the judge. The complexity and difficulty involved with DWI cases increases the necessity that you hire an experienced DWI defense attorney if you seek to downgrade or beating your charges.
DWI Lawyers in Long Beach Island N.J.
The 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 Long Beach Island police officers. In fact, our founding attorney Will Proetta is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. 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 invaluable in gauging the strength of the state’s case against you and are matched by few, if any, New Jersey law firms. If you would like to discuss your options and potential representation contact us at (848) 238-2100 or visit our local Toms River office on Route 9 in Toms River, NJ for a free initial consultation with a New Jersey DWI lawyer.
***For those clients who find themselves in legal trouble during their vacation, we will be happy to meet with you at a convenient location on the island so that you can avoid the extra pressure and inconvenience of travelling to a legal consultation on your vacation.