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Sea Bright DWI Lawyer

Charged With a First Offense, Second Offense or Third Offense for DWI in Sea Bright New Jersey

Our Former Prosecutors & Highly Skilled Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Are Ready To Assist You

The DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend first offense, second offense and third offense cases for DWI, DUI and Breath Test Refusal in Sea Bright New Jersey.When it comes to defending a charge for DWI in Sea Bright, there is no substitute for a highly skilled drunk driving lawyer. You should also know that while many lawyers profess to be well equipped to defend a Sea Bright DWI, the truth is that that the pool that is capable of providing you with the best chance of an acquittal is much smaller than you may be led to believe. We certainly believe that our Sea Bright DWI Defense Firm is among the small group that can ensure you have the optimum chance of avoiding a conviction for a first offense, second offense or third offense for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs (e.g. cocaine, marijuana or prescription medication) in Sea Bright New Jersey.

Credentials That Count When Plea Bargaining A Sea Bright DWI Offense Is Illegal

The police in Sea Bright New Jersey issue charges for DWI, driving under the influence of drugs and breath test refusal.Many individuals charged with a DWI make the mistake of believing that the primary criteria for hiring a defense attorney is proximity to the court. While we are the largest criminal firm in Monmouth County, are located just a few miles from the court, and have been appearing in Sea Bright Municipal Court for decades, there is no ability to plea bargain away a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 charge whether its for alcohol or drugs. The lawyers enlisted to defend your Sea Bright DWI offense will need to present an argument that the prosecutor and judge legitimately believe creates an impediment to proving the charge or it is totally illegal to dismiss the DWI.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possesses the high level of skill required to protect against a conviction for DWI in Sea Bright Municipal Court. Colin Bonus, the head of our DWI Department, is among a small group of less than 10 attorneys statewide whose practice is limited exclusively to the defense of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs (e.g. Xanax, LSD, Ecstasy, Marijuana, etc.) This concentration allows Mr. Bonus to focus his training and skills so that our clients have an attorney at their side who has the ability to fully protect their driver’s license and future. In addition to Colin doing far more than dabbling in DUI/DWI defense, he also happens to possess over 35 years of experience. When you combine Colin with the other lawyers on our team, several of whom are former municipal prosecutors who are certified on the Alcotest, in Field Sobriety Testing and who have tried many DUI cases, you have a formidable firm to more than capably defend a DWI or DUI in Sea Bright.

DUI Penalties That Are Stiff & Need To Be Avoided In Sea Bright Municipal Court

OffenseSuspensionFines & Other Monetary PenaltiesJail TermIDRC & Collateral Consequences
First Offense
(BAC of .08% or less)

First Offense
(BAC of .10% or more; or Drugs)
3 Months



7-12 Months
$250-$400 Fine ($300-$500 if BAC .10% or Higher)
$50 VCCB
$100 DDEF
$75 SNSF
$100 DWI Surcharge
$1,000 DMV Surcharge for 3 Years
Up to 30 Days12-48 Hours IDRC; Ignition Interlock if BAC of.15% or Higher
Second Offense2 Years$500-$1000 Fine
$50 VCCB
$100 DDEF
$75 SNSF
$100 DWI Surcharge
$1,000 DMV Surcharge for 3 Years
2-90 Days48 Hours in IDRC; 30 Days Community Service; Installation of an Ignition Interlock for 1-3 Years
Third Offense10 Years$1000 Fine
$50 VCCB
$100 DDEF
$75 SNSF
$100 DWI Surcharge
$1,500 DMV Surcharge for 3 Years
180 DaysNo IDRC; 90 Days Community Service; Ignition Interlock for 1-3 Following Restoration

Defenses That Our Sea Bright DUI Lawyers Will Utilize To Defend Your Case

There are many potential defenses that may be pursued to successfully dismantle a DWI prosecution. Our Sea Bright DUI Lawyers will explore all of these avenues including:

  • Challenging the Motor Vehicle Stop
  • Contesting Probable Cause For Your Arrest, Including the Instructions, Administration and Scoring of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Attacking The Breath or Blood Test Results (e.g. Failure to Adhere To The 20 Minute Observation, Follow Proper Protocol, Present Valid Foundational Documents, Support Chain of Custody, Lack of Up to Date Certifications, Etc.)
  • Failure to Comply With State v. Holup By Providing Discovery In A Timely Manner
  • Lack of a Drug Recognition Expert (i.e. specially trained police officer to link the presence of cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, xanax, percocet, valium, ambien, lunesta or another drug with impairment)

Contact Our Highly Skilled Sea Bright DWI Defense Attorneys For Immediate Assistance

The Sea Bright Police Department is one of the more aggressive ones in Monmouth County when it comes to DWI enforcement. Selecting an accomplished lawyer is imperative if you want to obtain an acquittal. The Sea Bright DWI Defense Attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are fully equipped to achieve this objective on your behalf. Our team of former prosecutors and veteran lawyers, including Colin Bonus, will dissect the case presented by the state so that you have every opportunity to avoid a license suspension and other consequences that result from a first offense, second offense or third offense for driving while intoxicated. To speak to an attorney any time of day or night in a free initial consultation, call 732-450-8300.

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