DWI Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown DWI Defense Lawyers Help Clients Fight DUI Charges
Morristown, New Jersey is located about 30 miles west of New York City in southeastern Morris County. Morristown is the County Seat of Morris County and the home of Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown. The town has a wide range of cultural facilities and is known as a community with strong educational, cultural and historical amenities. It offers an attractive suburban setting with efficient railroad, bus, and highway commuting to New York City and surrounding metropolitan North Jersey. Morristown’s population is about 18,000 and includes a diverse cross-section of residents. Morristown is a family oriented town with neighborhood parks and tree lined streets which reflect its historical development. Morristown residents take great pride in their community and strive to keep it a safe place. Centered on its historic Green, Morristown is a socially and ethnically diverse community offering a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike. Despite the strong qualities Morristown enjoys, it is sometimes necessary for the Morristown Police Department to investigate DWI offenses and file charges against those involved.
DWI/DUI Laws in Morristown, New Jersey
Driving 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 Morristown, 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.
Free Consultations Available – Morristown DWI Lawyer
If you have been charged with DWI in Morristown, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent clients in Morristown 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.