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Hamilton Police Officer Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

New Jersey as a whole but Hamilton Township could not have been any clearer this weekend that they have zero tolerance for those alleged to have been driving under the influence as they arrested and charged one of their own. New Jersey has always been well known for their aggressive approach to apprehending and prosecuting those alleged to have been driving while intoxicated. If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI, DUI, refusal to submit a breath sample, eluding, assault by auto, death by auto or drug dui in Hamilton Township, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. Hamilton Township issues and prosecutes by far the most amount of DWI charges in Mercer County each and every year. In fact, they rank at the top end of the State for DWI arrests year in and year out. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our Hamilton DWI defense lawyers today, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 or you can try contacting us online by clicking the link. Although these are offenses classified as traffic offenses, the potential penalties, even for a first time offender can be absolutely devastating.

Charged with DWI in Hamilton Township

Nj.com has reported that the Hamilton Township Police Department arrested and charged one of their own with among other things, driving while intoxicated following an incident located outside Bill’s Old Tavern. According to the reports, officers were called to Bill’s Old Tavern around 1 a.m. Friday morning to investigate a motor vehicle accident. It appears that the accident was a single car accident whereby it is alleged that the Defendant had struck the front of the bar with his vehicle. The Defendant, a fourteen (14) year vet of the Hamilton Police Department was transported to the local hospital for a further evaluation. All reports indicate that the Defendant was only one injured as a result of the incident. He was ultimately charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He was released upon a summons to appear in the Hamilton Municipal Court to answer for the charges. However, since the Defendant is a Hamilton police officer, the case will ultimately be transferred to another court for disposition.

Penalties for a First Offense DWI Charge in Hamilton Township

If the Defendant’s BAC Less than .10% & this is Considered a First Offense:

  • Mandatory Three Month Loss of License
  • Fines Ranging up to $400
  • Twelve to Forty-Eight Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • Fees and Assessments Totaling $325
  • Insurance Surcharges for $1,000 a year for three years

If the Defendant’s BAC Great than .10% & this is Considered a First Offense:

  • Mandatory Seven to Twelve Month Driver’s License Loss;
  • Fines Ranging up to $500
  • Twelve to Forty-Eight Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • Thirty Days in the Mercer County Jail
  • Fees and Assessments Totaling $325
  • Insurance Surcharges for $1,000 a year for three years

Need a Lawyer for a DUI Charge in Hamilton, NJ

Proetta & Oliver has been representing those accused of driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, eluding police, resisting arrest and heroin possession charges in courts throughout Mercer County, including the Hamilton Municipal Court for the better part of the last decade. Our attorneys are well aware of what a DWI conviction, let alone a conviction for a criminal offense can do to someone’s life. As such, our attorneys are dedicated to aggressively challenging the evidence presented against our clients in order to receive a better resolution. To set up a free initial consultation today, please call our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779. Our attorneys are available around the clock to help assist in any way possible.