Holmdel Drunk Driving Arrest Following Collision With Pole
Wall Township is one of the busiest towns in Monmouth County for drunk driving charges. Hundreds of motorists are stopped and subsequently arrested for DWI every year. A prime example is the incident that recently occurred on Allenwood Road where a driver sustained severe injuries after striking several utility poles. It was concluded that the accident occurred as the result of violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“Driving while intoxicated”). The accused was issued a slew of motor vehicle tickets including one for DUI/DWI.
If you find yourself in a similar situation as the one described, you need to know several things. First and foremost, you should be aware that there is no plea bargaining of a DWI in Wall Municipal Court or anyone else in the state. What this means is that the only way to avert a conviction is to successfully defend the offense on its merits. Political connections have no relevance to the outcome of your case since a dismissal is illegal absent the court placing a legitimate reason on the record in open court. The second thing you need to know is that the mandatory minimum penalties for DUI always include a driver’s license suspension without any possibility of a work or hardship license. You also face thousands of dollars in fines and increased insurance premiums, as well as an annual DMV surcharge of $1,000 to $1,500 for a period of three years. A jail term of 180 days even comes into play in the even of a third offense.
The Holmdel Criminal Attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are some of the most qualified in DWI defense that you will find anywhere statewide. We have over 100 years of combined experience defending first, second and third offenses. Several of the lawyers are also former prosecutors, including in Holmdel. You can call 732-615-0039 for a free immediate consultation.