DWI Lawyers in East Hanover, New Jersey
DUI Attorneys Help Clients Avoid Penalties for Drunk Driving Charges in East Hanover, NJ
East Hanover covers an area of 8.2 square miles and is about 25 miles west of New York City in eastern Morris County. Bordered by the Passaic River is on the east and the Whippany River is on the west, East Hanover is adjacent to Parsippany, Troy Hills, Florham Park, Hanover Township (Whippany), Roseland, Livingston and Montville. Routes 10 and 280 are major arteries which pass through East Hanover along with Eagle Rock Avenue. East Hanover is home to major corporations such as Novartis and Nabisco in addition to more than 2,100 other businesses operating in industrial parks, contemporary office complexes and retail stores. The Township of East Hanover offers a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike, and East Hanover residents take great pride in their community and strive to keep it a safe place. Despite these great attributes, it is sometimes necessary for the East Hanover Police Department to investigate DWI offenses and file charges against those involved.
DWI/DUI Charges in East Hanover, NJ
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 East Hanover, it is important to consult an attorney because the penalties for DWI/DUI are severe. It is important to consult with a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, and 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.
East Hanover DWI Penalties
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.
Free Consultations Available – East Hanover DWI Attorneys
If you have been charged with DWI in East Hanover, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients in East Hanover 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.