West Orange DWI Lawyer
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West Orange is a vibrant and diverse community that has many things to offer. Nestled between urban convenience and small-town charisma, West Orange boasts tree lined streets, a short seventeen-mile commute to New York City by car, rail or bus and a rich art and culture tradition. The diversity of the community lends itself to an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to a high number of arrests for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
West Orange is the home to over 50 community organizations. At least four of these, the New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Arts Council, the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center ( OSPAC), and JCC MetroWest are major local non-profit art havens, featuring events and performances throughout the year. The Turtle Back Zoo, the Thomas Edison National Historic Park and the Codey Arena have also made their home here.
In West Orange, as is the case with all of New Jersey, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense. A person found to be operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or above is guilty of DWI in New Jersey. The offense of DWI also applies to a person found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. This is often referred to as driving under the influence (DUI). Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics are both serious motor vehicle offenses that are governed by the same statute in New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. For this reason, anyone charged with the offense of DWI should choose an attorney who is well qualified and experienced in handling DWI cases in West Orange and throughout Essex County and the State of New Jersey.
The harsh penalties associated with a DWI conviction in New Jersey are complicated and vary based upon a wide range of factors. Some of these factors include the age of the offender, blood alcohol concentration level (BAC) at the time of arrest and whether the offender has ever been convicted of DWI on a prior occasion. It takes the expertise of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, analyze your case and seek the best possible resolution of your matter.
Those charged with DWI / DUI in West Orange, New Jersey must appear in the West Orange Municipal Court. The West Orange Municipal Court is located at 66 Main Street. The Honorable Harry L. Starrett presides over the court.
If you have been charged with DWI in West Orange, it is important to consult with a New Jersey lawyer. This is especially important as New Jersey’s penalties for drunk driving are among the strongest in the nation. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients charged with DWI in West Orange, New Jersey and throughout Essex County. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience defending DWI cases and all other types of criminal charges. Casey Woodruff is a former Union County Prosecutor who has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gary Grabas was a Prosecutor in Morris County and Middlesex County. Robert C. Rowbotham, II was a prosecutor in Essex County and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office – Division of Criminal Justice. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, call 973.273.0023. We are available 24 hours a day.