East Windsor NJ DWI Lawyers

Local DWI Lawyer in East Windsor The East Windsor Municipal Court presides over more than 100 driving while intoxicated offenses each and every year.  That is probably do in large part to the fact that major roadways like Route 130, Route 33, Interstate 195 and the New Jersey Turnpike cutting right through the Township. If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI offense in East Windsor, New Jersey it is crucial that you speak to not only an experienced DWI defense lawyer but an experienced East Windsor Municipal Court lawyer as soon as possible about your options. DWI charges are one of only two charges under the New Jersey Criminal Code where plea bargaining is prohibited. As you will see below, an individual convicted of a DWI offense in New Jersey will be facing a mandatory license suspension, high fines and insurance surcharges, even for a first time offender.

Should I hire an attorney for a DUI in NJ?

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in East Windsor, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Mr. Proetta, one of the firm’s founding partners, has received specialized training in order to be able to successfully defend these types of charges. He has been certified to be an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and certified to be an operator of the Alcotest Machine. The Alcotest Machine and the SFST’s are the two key pieces of evidence that the prosecution will attempt to use at trial. Without successfully presenting those two key pieces of evidence, it will be difficult for them to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your options then please contact our office at (609)789-0779. Our initial consultations are always free, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is a DWI a Criminal Offense in NJ? Will I have a Criminal Record?

New Jersey does not differentiate between driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) offenses. They in essence mean the same thing in New Jersey.  DWI offense are governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Since they are traffic in nature, anyone charged with a DUI in East Windsor Township will need to appear in the East Windsor Municipal Court to answer those charges. The East Windsor Municipal Court is located  at 80 One Mile Road and they can be reached directly at (609) 448-3228. Also, since DWI offenses are traffic in nature, a Defendant charged with a DUI will not be entitled to a jury trial. If an individual decides to take there DWI offense to trial in East Windsor, the trier of fact, will be Judge Edward H. Herman. Court sessions will be held every Monday at 9:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you have been summonsed to appear in the East Windsor Municipal Court to defend yourself on a DWI charge, we can help. If you would like to speak to one of our New Jersey DWI defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at (609)789-0779. 

Will I lose my License if I am Convicted of a DUI?

Driving while intoxicated offenses are enhanceable offenses in New Jersey. Meaning that the penalties drastically increase for every subsequent conviction. Here is a brief charge that highlights the most important potential penalties for each offense.

1st Offense DUI in NJ: “Lower Tier” – BAC is less than .10%

  • Mandatory 3 Month Loss of License;
  • Up to a $400 Fine;
  • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • Up to 30 Days in the Mercer County Jail

1st Offense DWI in NJ: BAC is greater then .10%

  • Mandatory 7 to 12 Month Loss of License;
  • Up to a $400 Fine;
  • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • Up to 30 Days in the Mercer County Jail;
  • Ignition Interlock Device if the BAC is greater than .15%

2nd Offense DUI in NJ:

  • Mandatory 2 Year Loss of License;
  • Up to a $1,00 Fine;
  • 12 to 48 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • 2 to 90 Days in the Mercer County Jail;
  • 30 Days of Community Service;
  • Ignition Interlock Device is mandatory

3rd or Subsequent Offense DUI in NJ:

  • Mandatory 10 Year Loss of License;
  • Up to a $1,000 Fine;
  • Mandatory 180 Days in the Mercer County Jail; 90 of which can be served in a Inpatient Rehab;
  • Up to 90 Days of Community Service;
  • Ignition Interlock Device during the license suspension.

DUI Lawyers in East Windsor NJ

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, death by auto, refusal to submit a breath sample, endangering the welfare of a child in East Windsor, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our East Windsor DWI defense lawyers are ready and willing to fight to protect your rights. We are fully aware of what a lengthy license suspension can do to one’s life.  If you would like to go over your options with one of our attorneys then please contact us directly at (609)789-0779. As always, our initial consultations are free of cost.