Metuchen DWI Lawyers
DUI Defense Attorneys Represent Clients Charged with Drunk Driving in Metuchen, NJ
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 drunk driving offenses include:
- Driving or riding with an open container
- Driving while suspended for DUI
- Driving while possessing drugs
Driver’s License Suspension for Metuchen DWI Violations
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in Metuchen, 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 hefty fines as well as possible imprisonment.
Additionally, 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.
DWI Charges Handled in Metuchen Municipal Court
DWI offenses are generally handled in Metuchen Municipal Court. The Court is located in Borough Hall, 500 Main Street.
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 – Metuchen DWI Lawyer
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss a DWI offense with one of our attorneys, you can call us at (732) 651-9999. We are available 24 hours a day.
Directions to Metuchen Municipal Court
500 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Traveling from the NORTH:
Head South on the Garden State Parkway and take Exit 131 for NJ-27 toward Iselin/Rahway/Metuchen. Turn right onto NJ-27 S and travel approximately 2.5 miles, NJ-27 will intersect with Main Street. Borough Hall will be on the right hand side at the intersection.
Traveling from the SOUTH:
Take New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 10 for NJ 440-E toward Perth Amboy/Metuchen. Continue toward I-287 N, keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-287 N and merge onto I-287 N. Take Exit 2A for NJ-27 N toward Metuchen. Turn right onto NJ-27 N/Middlesex Ave. After approximately 1 mile, turn right onto County Rd 531 S. Borough Hall will be on the right.
Alternatively, take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 127 for NJ 440 S/Industrial Ave toward I-287 N. Follow signs for NJ-440 N/I-287 N and merge onto NJ-440 S. Continue onto I-287 N. Follow same directions as above.