Linden Municipal Court: DWI
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The City of Linden, New Jersey is located about 13 miles southwest of New York City in eastern Union County. The city has a wide range of cultural facilities and is known as a community with strong educational, cultural and historical amenities. It offers an attractive suburban setting with efficient railroad, bus, and highway commuting to New York City and surrounding metropolitan North Jersey. Linden’s population is about 40,000 and includes a diverse cross-section of residents. Linden is a family oriented town with neighborhood parks and tree lined streets which reflect its historical development. It also serves as home to various industrial enterprises. Linden residents take great pride in their community and strive to keep it a safe place. Linden is a socially and ethnically diverse community offering a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike. Despite all of Linden’s great attributes, it is sometimes necessary for the Linden Police Department to investigate DWI offenses and file charges against those involved.
DWI offenses arising out of Linden are generally handled in Linden Municipal Court. Linden Municipal Court is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. The Honorable Louis DiLeo presides over the court. The court administrator is Elizabeth Gavigan.
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) in Linden, it is important to consult an 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 drunk driving offenses in Linden Municipal Court.
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.
Driving a motor vehicle or a boat with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of greater than 0.08% is considered driving while intoxicated (“DWI”). A breath 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 have been charged with DWI in Linden, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense attorneys assist clients in Linden Municipal Court and throughout New Jersey. We have an office in nearby Scotch Plains, New Jersey. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, you can reach us 24 hours a day at (908) 322-7000.