Morris Plains DWI Lawyer
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The Town of Morris Plains, New Jersey is located about 30 miles west of New York City in central Morris County, and it is also a major base of operations for Pfizer. Morris Plains is a family oriented town with a population of about 5,000 within easy commuting distance of New York City and surrounding towns. Morris Plains is home to the Morris Plains Museum, which reflects the historical development of the area. The Town of Morris Plains is a socially and ethnically diverse community offering a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike, and the residents of Morris Plains take great pride in their community and strive to keep it a safe place. Despite these great attributes, it is sometimes necessary for the Morris Plains Police Department to investigate DWI offenses and file charges against those involved.
In New Jersey, operating 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 Morris Plains, 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 drunken driving offenses.
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.
If you have been charged with DWI in Morris Plains, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients in Morris Plains 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.