Stafford DWI Attorney

The Former Prosecutor of Stafford Is Ready To Defend You

Stafford ranks first or second in Ocean County almost every year when it comes DWI charges. You would not anticipate such lofty statistics given the fact that the town only ranks sixth in square miles and eighth in population. Nonetheless, upwards of two-hundred DUI and breath test refusal offenses are issued in the Township. The biggest factors in the high number arrested for DWI in Stafford each year include the long section of the Garden State Parkway in the municipality, as well as the fact that the township is the western access point to The Causeway (a.k.a. Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge) leading to Long Beach Island.

If you were arrested in Stafford Township for DWI or driving under the influence of drugs, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is fully equipped to insure you successfully defend your charge. Our team is not only DUI defense team is not only the largest in the state but also includes Nicholas Moschella, who formerly served as prosecutor in Stafford. The experience of our eight member team spans more than one hundred years and many of our attorneys are dual certified on the Alcotest breath test by Draeger, as well as in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Call our Toms River Office for an immediate free consultation at 732-286-6500.

DUI Charge in Stafford New Jersey

Whether you were arrested in the area of the town known as Beach Haven West, Manahawkin or another name, your DUI charge will be heard in the same place. All DWI violations issued within the borders of the town are heard in the Stafford Municipal Court located at 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. The Judge who decides all issues is Honorable Damian G. Murray. Daily operation of the municipal court is managed by Carol Jenkins, CMCA, the Court Administrator. Ms. Jenkins and her deputy, Cindy Gaskill, can be reached during regular business hours at 609-597-1000, extension 8540. The prosecutor is Steven Zabarsky, Esq.

It is crucial that you speak to an attorney about your Stafford DWI. There are many reasons for this statement including the fact that:

  • You face a license suspension of 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and ten years for a third offense without any ability to secure a work or hardship license;
  • There is mandatory jail of 2-90 days for a second conviction and 180 days for a third violation; and
  • The prosecutor nor judge have any ability to allow a plea bargain making it necessary for your attorney to present a bona fide legal argument to support a dismissal in order to escape the mandatory penalties of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.

Given these considerations, hiring the most skilled lawyer to defend you is clearly the best course of action for anyone seeking to avoid a conviction.

Stafford NJ DWI Defense Lawyer

At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we can provide an extremely highly level of competence in the defense of your Stafford DWI offense.  We offer a staff of former prosecutors, including one from Stafford, and over 100 years of combined experience to put into action on your behalf.  A defense lawyer on our team is available now at 732-286-6500 to discuss your case in detail and formulate an effective plan to defeat the charge against you. Call us for a free initial consultation.