While Homdel Township may be best known as the home of the PNC Bank Arts Center, Bell Labs, and as one of the finest “Six-Figure Towns” in the nation, it is also a hotbed for DWI and DUI violations. With a population of about 16,773 of its own and tens of thousands of motorist driving through the municipality to the Jersey Shore and other destinations on the Garden State Parkway, Route 35, and Route 34, there are plenty of potential targets for DWI/DUI stops. Having one of the largest State Police barracks stationed in the town also adds to the concentration of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 violations. If you were arrested for DWI in Holmdel, the attorneys at the firm are superbly qualified to represent you. Our lawyers have decades of experience defending those charged with driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs in Holmdel Municipal Court and are also among the few in the state who are certified as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and on the Draeger Alcotest 7710 Evidential (i.e. the breath test device used by police). It obviously also helps in our efforts that Nicholas Moschella, an attorney at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta, & Oliver, served as prosecutor in Holmdel New Jersey. Whether you were stopped on the Parkway, arrested trying to leave the Art Center, were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint on Route 35 or for any other reason, our team of Monmouth County DWI defense attorneys is here to assist you 24/7 by calling 732-450-8300. The consultation is free of charge.
Holmdel NJ DUI Arrests
The New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts maintains statistics for DUI arrests in Holmdel. The two most recently reported periods revealed a high incident of drunk driving in the municipality. From July 2014 through June 2015, there were 170 summonses and tickets issued for DWI related offenses. The total was 153 for the prior one year period. These figures place Holmdel in the top five (5) municipalities for driving while intoxicated cases filed in Monmouth County. The numbers are extremely high considering that this township ranks 13th in population and 39th in population density in the county. The police are obviously aggressive in DWI enforcement in this jurisdiction.
Fighting a DWI in Holmdel
New Jersey has outlawed any form of plea bargaining in 39:4-50 cases. What this means is that it is illegal for the prosecutor or judge of the Holmdel Municipal Court to downgrade a DWI/DUI without a legitimate legal basis to support the dismissal or, in the case of a first DWI offense, the reduction of a charge from a second tier (i.e. BAC of .10% or higher) to a first tier (i.e. .08% to .99%). A judge has no authority to apply a reduced BAC reading absent there being a legitimate reason to set aside the original results. The same is true in terms of avoiding a conviction altogether irrespective of whether it is conjunction with a third DWI offense, second offense DWI or first offense. The court must find a person guilty and impose the mandatory minimum penalties unless that is a bona fide flaw in the prosecutor’s case. What all of this should make abundantly clear to you is that you absolutely must hire the most skilled Holmdel DWI attorney you can find if you want to make any headway in your case. The most knowledgeable, committed and convincing lawyer is going to give you the best chance of averting the penalties which are currently in front of you. Someone who is trying to resolve your case as swiftly and with the least effort is, in our experience, going to be close to worthless in the long run as you probably can walk in and get the minimums on your own. But for those who are genuinely interested in avoiding a license suspension of 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense, and 10 years for a third offense, effective representation is going to be an absolute must. If you are someone who is interest in success, then you definitely want to consider Mr. Moschella and the other Holmdel DUI Attorneys at our firm.
Holmdel NJ DWI Attorney
Irrespective of its being a first offense, second offense or third offense, the consequences of a drunk driving conviction are extreme. On top of the driver’s license suspension previously set forth and the mandatory jail of 2-90 days for a second offense and 180 days for a third offense, you will be exposed to thousands in financial ramifications. There are fines, an annual surcharge of $1,000-$1,500 per year for three years, and skyrocketing insurance costs. In order to insurance that you do not fall pray to a conviction, you need to mount a thorough and persuasive defense to your DUI offense. We believe that our lawyers can provide a fierce weapon in achieving this goal. To explore more about how we can do to help you escape a DWI, speak to a Holmdel NJ DWI Attorney at our firm during a free consultation. A lawyer is available now at 732-450-8300 to assist you.