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Plainfield DWI Lawyers

Illustration of Plainfield DWI Patrol VehicleIt is imperative that you are aware of the penalties and potential defenses that apply to a driving while intoxicated in Plainfield, New Jersey. The first thing you want to know is that there is no escaping a mandatory drivers license suspension if you are convicted of DWI in Plainfield NJ. This is the case whether this is a first, second or third offense since the minimum penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 always include some period of revocation, as well as financial consequences that are severe. What is therefore key is to avoid a conviction by hiring an attorney who has the ability to present a legitimate legal issue that invalidates the DWI or driving under the influence of drugs offense you are facing in Plainfield.

The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly experienced in Plainfield DWI cases and have the ability to provide exactly what is necessary to escape a plea or finding of guilt. Our firm is comprised of a team of former prosecutors that have been defending DUI charges in Union County for literally decades. Several attorneys on our staff are among the handful in the state that are dual certified as Instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and as operators of the Alcotest 7110 Breath Test Machine. We are so serious about DWI defense that we have purchased our own breathalyzer, something no other firm in the area possesses, so that we can experiment and explore all potential defenses in breathalyzer reading cases. We honestly believe that there is no other firm in the area like ours in terms of the collective training and experience in DWI/DUI. To speak an attorney on our team immediately, contact our Union NJ law office at 908-272-1700 for a free initial consultation.

Charged With DWI in Plainfield, New Jersey

The most recent municipal court statistics published by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts showed 118 DWI arrests over a 10 month period ending May 2014, ranking Plainfield quite high. The town borders high traffic municipalities like Scotch Plains, Edison, and Piscataway, not to mention having its own major roadways like Route 28 covering its 6.034 square miles. If you had the unfavorable experience of being arrested for DWI, your case will be heard in Plainfield Municipal Court. Although the court will not permit plea bargaining of your driving while intoxicated charge, there are many bona fide defenses that a skilled attorney can utilize to avoid a conviction. Success in this regard will often hinge on not only experience and knowledge, but also the amount of time and effort that will be committed to a particular case. You therefore need to secure representation by a lawyer that is both highly qualified and prepared to invest as much of his time that is necessary to achieve the very best result. This is exactly what you can expect when you hire our firm.

Plainfield DWI Defense Lawyers

Although DWI is not considered a crime under NJ Law, the penalties that apply under the driving while intoxicated statute, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, are extreme. A first offense can result in a license suspension of 3-12 month and literally thousands of dollar in financial consequences (e.g. over $10,000 in increased insurance rates, fines, $3,000 in surcharges, etc.). A repeat offender facing a second offense or third offense is exposed to similar financial consequences but is exposed to a 2 and 10 year suspension, not to mention mandatory jail. At least 2 days must be served for a second offense and 180 for a third offense. We can provide you with a real opportunity to avoid these penalties and are ready to discuss a strategy, free of charge, that can favorably resolve your charge. Attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you at (908) 272-1700.