Morris Township DWI Lawyer
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DWI matters arising out of Morris Township, New Jersey are handled in the Morris Township Municipal Court. Morris Township Municipal Court is located at 50 Woodland Ave.. The Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable Robert J. Nish.
Founded in 1740, the Township of Morris completely encircles Morristown. Earlier in its history, the township was the location of large estates, some of which are still intact. The original residences now serve other purposes, such as the Willows (historical farm) and Delbarton (catholic high school). With access provided by I-287, Route 202 and the Route 24 Freeway and proximity to Morristown, the county seat, Morris Township is host to companies such as Mennen and Honeywell. County facilities include the Morris County Correctional Facility, Morris View, Mennen Arena, Lewis Morris Park, Loantaka Brook Reservation and Patriots Path.
In New Jersey, it is unlawful for anyone to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more. In addition, anyone who permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by him or under his control to drive while intoxicated may also be convicted for DWI or DUI.
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.
If you have been charged with a drunk-driving related offense arising out of Morris Township, 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.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles DWI matters in Morris Township and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling drunk-driving related cases. Gary Grabas and Casey Woodruff are former county prosecutors. Robert Rowbotham is a former Essex County Prosecutor. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
Our criminal defense lawyers 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 (908) 322-7000.