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Manasquan NJ DWI Lawyer

Highly Experienced DUI Attorneys In Manasquan

If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) in Manasquan NJ, you will not have the benefit of plea bargaining your case. The penalties that apply under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 will be mandatory unless the attorney you select has the skills to effectively attack the charge. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have defended countless DWI, DUI and Refusal offenses in Manasquan Municipal Court, as well as other courts throughout the state. We are former municipal prosecutors and highly trained DWI lawyers that have a knack for getting inadmissible rulings (i.e. suppression) of breath and blood test results. Our extensive training is a major factor in our rate of success. Several of our lawyers are among the 50 or so who are certified on the Drager 7110 Alcotest (i.e. current breathalyzer in NJ) and two are among the approximately five who are certified instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Our understanding of the standards that must be employed by Manasquan Police Officers in conjunction with DUI investigations, as well as decades of experience prosecuting and defending these cases, provides us with a unique perspective when it comes to these charges.

 

To Avoid Penalties You Need An Experienced Manasquan DWI/DUI Lawyer

Whether you are facing a first offense or this is your second or third offense, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 imposes severe penalties if you plead or are found guilty. A mandatory driver’s license suspension must be imposed even if this is your first DWI offense. The revocation periods only get worse for repeat offenders, including 10 years for a third offense DWI. New Jersey Law also requires that the court impose fines and assessments that can easily exceed $1,000, as well as an annual Division of Motor Vehicle Surcharge ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 per year for three consecutive years. On top of all of these negative consequences, there is a mandatory jail term of 2-90 days for a second DWI offense and 180 days for a third offense. What should be abundantly clear to you after learning of these penalties is that you absolutely need to retain the best DWI attorney you can afford to defend you.

Nature of ViolationSuspensionMonetary PenaltiesJailOther Consequences
First Offense With BAC of 08% But Less Than .10%
3 Months$250–$400 fine
$230 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,000 Surcharge Annually for 3 Years
$75 Safe Neighborhood Fund
$50 VCCB Fund
Up to 30 Days12–48 hours IDRC
First Offense With BAC of 10% or Higher or Violation Involves Drugs7-12 Months$300–$500 fine
$230 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,000 Surcharge Annually for 3 Years
$75 Safe Neighborhood Fund
$50 VCCB Fund
Up to 30 Days12–48 hours IDRC

Ignition Interlock If BAC 0.15% or higher
Second Offense2 Years500–$1,000 fine
$280 in IDRC Fees
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,000 Surcharge for 3 Years
$75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund
$50 VCCB
2-90 Days30 Days Community Serv.

48 Hours in IDRC

Ignition Interlock During Suspension & 1-3 Years Following Restoration
Third Offense10 Years$1,000 fine
$280 in IDRC Fees
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 to AERF
$1,500 Surcharge for 3 Years
$75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund
$50 VCCB
180 Days Of Which Up To 90 Days May Be Served In An IDRC Approved Inpatient Rehabilitation FacilityUp to 90 Days Community Service

Ignition Interlock During Suspension and 1-3 Years Following Restoration

Call Our Former Prosecutors For A Free Consultation

While you definitely need to take your Manasquan DWI charge seriously because there is no plea bargaining allow for DWI charges this does not mean that a conviction is inevitable. Our attorneys win DUI cases all the time and there is no reason to conclude that the same cannot be accomplished on your behalf. We will analyze the arrest from start to finish and identify any holes in the prosecutor’s case. Mistakes are absolutely made both in the field and in the station by police and our lawyers have the skills and training to take advantage of these shortcomings. Perhaps the police officer lacked proper basis to conduct a motor vehicle stop. It may also be that they failed to adhere to a standard in terms of the field sobriety testing, breath test, or blood test. The point is that our lawyers have both the ability and commitment to do whatever it takes to get you the best outcome available. To learn more, contact our office today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.