DWI Lawyers in Livingston, NJ
Livingston DUI Attorneys Will Help You Fight Drunk Driving Charges
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles DWI matters in Livingston and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling criminal cases. Gary Grabas, Casey Woodruff and Robert Rowbotham are all former prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
In New Jersey, drunk-driving related offenses are taken seriously. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. § 39:4-50, anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more is guilty of driving while intoxicated. In addition, anyone who permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or under his control with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more is also guilty of DWI or DUI.
Livingston DWI Penalties
The penalties for driving drunk in New Jersey are severe. For example, a first DWI conviction can result in a loss of driving privileges for at least 3 months and up to 1 year depending on the amount of alcohol in a person’s system. In addition, the penalty includes significant fines and surcharges.
In addition, anyone under the age of 21 possessing a blood alcohol level of 0.01% or more, but less than 0.08% has violated New Jersey’s underage drinking and driving laws. Under N.J.S.A. § 39:4-50.14, a licensed driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of 0.01% or more will lose his or her license for a period of 30 days or more. An unlicensed driver who violates this law will be prohibited from obtaining a driver’s license for a period of 30 days or more from the date that person is eligible to obtain a license or the date of conviction, whichever is later. In addition, a violator must perform at least 15 days of community service and complete an alcohol education program.
DWI/DUI Cases Heard in Livingston Municipal Court
Those charged with driving while intoxicated in Livingston will likely have their case handled in Livingston Municipal Court. The court is located 20 Robert Harp Drive. The Honorable Robert A. Jones presides over the court.
Experienced Livingston DUI Lawyer Will Help You Keep Your Driver’s License
If you have been charged with a drunk-driving related offense in Livingston, New Jersey, it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how municipal court system operates and how to best protect your rights.
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys are always available to answer any of your questions and concerns. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss any drunk-driving related offense that you or a loved one may face. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, you can reach us at (973) 273-0023 for our Essex County office or (908) 322-7000 for our Union County location.
On the client’s behalf, we may attempt to prove:
- There was no probable cause for the stop
- The breathalyzer was operating improperly
- The police officer was not properly certified to do the breathalyzer test
- The breathalyzer machine was not certified by state police after the use
Free Consultations Available – Livingston DWI Lawyer
If you face DWI charges in Livingston, New Jersey, you need a skilled DUI defense lawyer on your side and helping you throughout the case. Contact us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation.