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Manchester is one of the busiest municipalities in Ocean County for DWI offenses and accounts for approximately 150 violations each year. Route 70 is unquestionably the primary location for DUI arrests although Route 37, Manchester Boulevard, and Wranglebrook Road are also major sources. Chances are that you were issued a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“driving while intoxicated”) offense on one of these or another roadway in this Pinelands community given that you have landed on this page. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is exceptionally qualified to help defend your charge. There are as few as five (5) defense attorneys in this region that are dual certified on both the Alcotest and in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and three (3) are at our firm. When you combine this with over 100 years of experience handling DWI/DUI charges, including time serving as prosecutors, you have a potent combination for success. The fact that Nicholas Moschella, a DWI attorney on our staff, was the former prosecutor in Manchester is also an added benefit when you hire us. If you are facing a driving under the influence of drugs (e.g. marijuana) or an alcohol related offense in the home of Lakehurst Air Naval Station, a lawyer is available now at 732-286-6500. The consultation is free.
DUI Charge in Manchester New Jersey
If you were arrested anywhere within the confines of Manchester for DWI, your case will be heard in the town’s municipal court. Manchester Municipal Court is located at 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township, NJ, and can be reached at 732-657-8121, extension 3400. The court holds one session each week on Wednesday to hear arraignments, pleas, motions and trials. Honorable Daniel F. Sahin, the judge of the municipal court, is responsible for all decisions and rulings. You have no right to a jury and instead will have case decided by Judge Sahin. The prosecutor is Kim Pascarella, Esq. Tracy Barcus is the Court Administrator who is responsible for daily management of the court. For additional court information click here.
Your Manchester DUI will not be susceptible to any form of plea bargaining. This practice is strictly barred in 39:4-50 cases in New Jersey. This means that your attorney will have to convince the court and prosecutor that there is a legitimate basis for dismissing your charge otherwise you will be subject to the following:
- First Offense. Up to twelve months loss of license, fines and assessments and a $1,000 annual surcharge for 3 years;
- Second Offense. Two years license suspension, 2-90 days in jail, and many of the same monetary consequences; and
- Third Offense. Ten years revocation of your driving privileges, 180 days in jail, and all of the same types of financial ramifications.
You clearly need to retain the most skilled DWI lawyer you can find given the state of the law.
Manchester NJ DWI Lawyer
A Manchester DWI Lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to put their skills into action on your behalf. This will include an in depth analysis of the facts and applicable law relative to your charge. While you may be somewhat skeptical, the truth is that this examination often yields several potential defense to a DUI offense. This is crucial as the prosecutor nor Judge Sahin has any ability to amend the ticket without a valid legal basis. Thankfully, the attorneys at our firm are highly adapt in achieving this objective. To speak to a Manchester DUI attorney free of charge, call our Toms River office at 732-286-6500.