Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Cranford Office

FREE CONSULTATION 24/7

Blog

Our Law Firm Has Successfully Handled Thousands of Criminal, DWI, and Municipal Court Charges Throughout Union County and New Jersey.

Schedule free Consultation

OUR REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

Keith G OliverReviewsout of 55 reviews William A ProettaReviewsout of 30 reviews

Police Officer Arrested for DWI in Linden NJ

December 22, 2013

In the early hours of Thursday morning around 2 a.m. a man was arrested for suspicion of being intoxicated after he struck a 20-year-old pedestrian with his vehicle. Linden Police quickly responded to the scene to investigate what had happened. Now it turns out that the man arrested for DWI was a police officer himself, from Alpine Police Department. The defendant was off-duty at the time of the accident.

The defendant was charged with DWI following an investigation and testing by Linden Police. The accident took place at the intersection of North Stiles and Blancke streets. The victim was raced to University Hospital in Newark following the strike, and still remains in serious condition.

Linden police say the incident is still under investigation and further charges may be filed. Simpson was released on his own recognizance following the accident, according to The Star-Ledger.

The defendant will most likely be charged with Assault by Auto, a third degree indictable crime since he was alleged to be intoxicated at the time and the victim suffered serious bodily injury. A third degree indictable crime is punishable by 3 – 5 years in state prison. Moreover, the County Prosecutor’s Office is reluctant to offer first offenders admission into the Pre-Trial Intervention program because of the nature of the crime. This means that it would result in a permanent “felony” conviction. An indictable offense is a serious charge and can affect anyone’s life drastically. However, for police and other public servants such as firefighters, a conviction for an indictable crime is automatic bar for employment. If

Contact Us

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted

JERSEY CITY OFFICE

101 Hudson St, 21st floor Jersey City NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 793-8018

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions

EDISON OFFICE

3840 Park Ave, Suite 202 A, Edison NJ 08820

Phone: (732) 659-9600

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions

CRANFORD OFFICE

20 Commerce Drive, Room 135 Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Phone: (908) 838-0150

By Appointment Only

Map and Directions