Chatham DWI Lawyer
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Chatham Township and Chatham Borough are quiet, carefully developed, residential communities in north-central New Jersey. Located 25 miles west of New York City on the southern edge of Morris County, the Chathams offer an attractive suburban setting with efficient railroad, bus, and highway commuting to New York City and surrounding metropolitan North Jersey. There are excellent shopping facilities available and cultural opportunities include historical, art, garden and musical groups, as well as the facilities and programs of nearby neighboring universities. The Chathams are family oriented towns whose residents take pride in their community. Despite these great qualities, it sometime necessary for the Chatham Police Department to investigate DWI offenses and file charges against those involved.
Driving a motor vehicle or a boat with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of 0.08% or more is considered driving under the influence (“DUI”). A simple Breathalyzer test will determine your BAC. Related offenses include: driving or riding with an open container; driving with a DUI suspension; and driving while possessing drugs.
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) in Chatham Township or Chatham Borough, it is important to consult a New Jersey criminal defense attorney because the penalties for DWI/DUI are severe. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has lawyers who specialize in criminal defense law. Attorneys Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas, and Robert Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients charged with drunken driving offenses.
The consequences of driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) conviction in New Jersey 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: an 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. If one is convicted of a repeat offense, the penalties become even more severe: a second conviction within 10 years of the first can result in a 2 year loss of license and a third conviction within 10 years of the second can result in loss of license for 10 years.
If you have been charged with DWI in Chatham, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Municipal Court. We have an office in nearby Florham Park, New Jersey. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (973) 660-0006 for our Morris County office or (908) 322-7000 for our Union County location. The initial consultation is free.