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If you or a loved one have been charged with DWI or DUI in Jackson Township, it is vital that you understand the penalties and consequences associated with the charges you are facing. In New Jersey, first, second, and third offense DWI and Refusal cases are treated severely by the courts. A first offense Jackson DWI or DUI involving a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) above the legal limit of .08% but less than .99% carries the following consequences:
- A mandatory three-month license suspension without any opportunity relief for work, school or other hardship;
- Fines and court assessments of $800-$1000 plus $1000 surcharge for a period of three (3) years; and
- A county jail sentence of up to thirty (30) days.
An initial conviction with a BAC at or above .10% results in even more serious penalties as does a second offense which triggers a mandatory two-year license suspension and increased monetary fines and assessments. A third offense DWI carries a ten (10) year license suspension and a jail sentence of 180 days that is mandatory. To learn more about potential DWI penalties and defenses, contact our office today to speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney during a free consultation.
Charged With DWI in Jackson Township New Jersey
As the largest DWI defense firm in the region (and perhaps the state) and the employer of the town’s former prosecutor, Nicholas Moschella, we know what is entailed in defending a Jackson case very well. Indeed, the township is historically in the top ten percent of statewide in terms of DUI charges and a major player in intoxicated driving enforcement in Ocean County. Last year (i.e. 2014-15), members of the Jackson Police Department and a state police issued well over 150 summonses for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Many of these violations were issued on Interstate 195 although local roadways Veterans Highway, Bennetts Mills Road, Cassville Road, and Cedar Swap Road also yielded DWI stops as well. There is no doubting that the presence of Six Flags Great Adventure is a major contributing force to the considerable amount of individuals arrested and charged.
All N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 charges are heard in the Jackson Municipal Court located at 102 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527. The judge of the court is Honorable Daniel Sahin. Erin Dicristina is the Court Administrator. If you need to contact the court, its telephone number is 732-928-1205. Attendance at all scheduled DWI hearings is mandatory absent you or your attorney securing an adjournment. Failure to appear typically results in a warrant for a defendant’s arrest so it is important that you immediately consult a lawyer.
Jackson DUI Lawyer
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall take great pride in their unique qualifications in the defense of a DWI offense like yours. Whether you were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or the standard scenario of alcohol, our credentials are exceptional. In addition to employing the former prosecutor of Jackson, we have numerous attorneys who are certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), the primary tool used by police to determine intoxication roadside. Three of the lawyers are even among the approximately five in the state who are qualified as instructors in these tests. At least five on our team are 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 extremely valuable when it comes to dissecting the prosecutor’s case and creating bonafide legal issues to support a dismissal of your DUI/DWI. Our team of former prosecutors and skilled DWI attorneys also possesses over 100 years of combined experience in handling even the most complex of third offense cases. To discuss the details of your charge and our strategy for escaping a conviction, call 732-286-6500.