Monroe DWI Lawyer
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The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents those charged with drunk driving offenses. Our criminal defense attorneys handle DWI or DUI cases in Monroe Township and throughout New Jersey.
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated in Monroe, your case will likely be handled in Monroe Municipal Court. Monroe Municipal Court is located at 1630 Perrineville Road. The Honorable George Boyd presides over the Court. The Court handles a variety of minor criminal offenses and traffic infractions. DWI charges, in particular, are common. If convicted of a DWI offense in Monroe Municipal Court, the penalties are severe. For example, a first time DWI conviction can result in a loss of driving privileges for at least three (3) months and up to one (1) year depending on the person’s blood alcohol level. The penalty may also include fines and surcharges.
In New Jersey, anyone operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more is guilty of driving while intoxicated. Monroe police officers are well trained at spotting drivers under the influence. Therefore, if you are pulled over after consuming any amount of alcohol, it is important to be aware of your rights. Anything you say or do can be used against you in court to prove you were under the influence. At the police officer’s request, you must provide your license, registration, and insurance information. However, if you are asked about how much you’ve had to drink, unless you are certain you have no alcohol in your system; it is wise to politely decline answering until after you have consulted with a lawyer.
If the officer smells alcohol on your breath, however, you may be asked to participate in a field sobriety test. You may decline the test; however, this is generally perceived as strong evidence of your guilt. If you participate in the field sobriety test and the officer believes you are under the influence, you may then be required to undertake a Breathalyzer Test at the Monroe police station. In New Jersey, a driver may not refuse a Breathalyzer Test without severe consequences.
Our criminal defense lawyers have many years of experience handling DWI cases. Robert Rowbotham, Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are former prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a New Jersey Super Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience. If you would like to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss a drunk driving related charge, you can call 908.322.7000. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day.