If you have been pulled over and arrested for drunk driving in Clark New Jersey it is important that you understand your options and the penalties you are facing. New Jersey has some of the toughest DWI laws in the entire country which include a potential loss of license, which can be up 6 months even for a first time offender. The license suspension periods become much longer for second, third, and subsequent DWI offenses. An experienced DWI defense lawyer can make can protect your interests and make sure you are not pushed around. At Proetta & Oliver we have successfully represented hundreds of clients for DUI charges throughout Union County and New Jersey. Moreover, founding attorney Will Proetta holds dual certification as an Instructor for the Standard Field Sobriety Testing used by the police and as an operator of the Alcotest machine (New Jersey’s breathalyzer). Our firm has taken these extra steps and specialized training in order to give our clients a better advantage in the defense of their cases. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our DUI lawyers, contact us at (908) 838-0150 for a free initial consultation.
DWI Charges in Clark New Jersey
Clark is a small middle class township in southern Union County with a relatively small police force. However, the township writes a large amount of DWI and Refusal tickets on a yearly basis. A major contributing factor to the high volume of DWI tickets written in Clark, New Jersey each year is because the Garden State Parkway runs directly through the town and provides access at exit 135. This stretch of highway is patrolled by New Jersey State Troopers who aggressively stop and ticket individuals suspected of drunk driving. Whether you were arrested by a State Trooper or Clark Township police officer, you will ultimately be required to appear in Clark Municipal Court to address your charges. It is strongly advised that you contact a defense attorney well in advance of your court date so you may be properly prepared and represented in court. There is a lot of work that must be done on your lawyers end and these cases often require numerous appearances over several months.
Clark DWI & Refusal Lawyer
It shouldn’t be a secret that DUI cases can be tough uphill battles that normally hard fought. New Jersey does not allow the prosecutor any plea bargaining on defendant’s facing driving while intoxicated charges. Moreover, if you set your case for trial you be not be availed to a jury trial – but instead the municipal judge will have sole discretion over your fate. Furthermore, the municipal court is under pressure by the administrative office of the courts (AOC) to resolve these cases within 60 days of the arrest which is a short period of time for a lot of work. To make matters worse, New Jersey does not offer any sort of “hardship” or work license for individuals who have been suspended for DWI. To fight the state’s aggressive prosecution you need a tough defense attorney with the experience and knowledge to challenge the state’s proofs and create leverage. At the Proetta & Oliver we take DWI defense very seriously and we have the tools you need to win. To speak with an experienced DUI attorney about representation, contact us at (908) 838-0150.
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