DWI Defense Lawyer in Carteret, NJ
DUI Attorneys Help Clients Fight Drunk Driving Charges in Carteret, New Jersey
In New Jersey, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of 0.08% or more is considered driving while intoxicated (“DWI”). A breathalyzer test known as the Alcotest will determine your BAC.
Related offenses include:
- Driving or riding with an open container
- Driving with a DUI suspension
- Driving while possessing drugs
DWI offenses arising out of Carteret, New Jersey are generally handled in Carteret Municipal Court. The Court is located in the Police Department Building, 230 Roosevelt Ave. The Honorable Allen P. Comba presides. The court administrator is Debra Uhouse.
Penalties for DUI Offenses in Carteret, NJ
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI)/ driving under the influence (DUI) in Carteret, it is important to consult an experienced New Jersey criminal lawyer. The penalties for DWI/DUI are severe. For example, the first conviction for DWI could result in a loss of license for anywhere from three (3) months to a year. Those found guilty of DWI also face a fine of up to $500 as well as possible imprisonment.
Furthermore, New Jersey assesses a surcharge of $1,000 per year for three (3) years. Failure to pay the surcharge may result in: Indefinite suspension of driving privileges; and action filed in State Superior Court by MVC which may result in securing a lien against your property, garnishing your wages or other similar action. Those convicted of a repeat offense, the penalties become even more severe: a second conviction within 10 years of the first may result in a 2 year loss of license and a third conviction within 10 years of the second may result in loss of license for 10 years.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has experienced criminal defense lawyers who have many years of experience handling DWI offenses. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas and Robert Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients charged with drunk-driving offenses and focus on aggressively defending DWI cases.
Free Consultations Available – Carteret DWI Attorney
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss a DWI offense with one of our criminal attorneys, you can call us at (732) 651-9999. We are available 24 hours a day.
Directions to Carteret Municipal Court
Police Department Building 230 Roosevelt Ave
Whether traveling from the NORTH or SOUTH:
Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 12 towards Carteret and Rahway. Continue straight onto Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway. After approximately a mile and half, turn right onto Roosevelt Ave. Department Building will be on the left.