East Orange is a fairly large city in Essex County, New Jersey that processes a steady flow of DWI charges throughout the year from a combination of its population of 65,000 and the fact that it lies at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280 – two the of the highest travelled highways in the state. This results in a combination of State Trooper motor vehicle stops on the highways and interactions with the East Orange police on the local roadways. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in East Orange, New Jersey it is strongly recommended that you consult with an experienced DUI attorney about the penalties as well as your rights and options. For instance, New Jersey does not allow any type of plea bargaining for defendants charged with drunk driving and if you bring your case to trial you will not be allowed a jury trial. However, a DWI defense lawyer can often secure a downgrade or dismissal by challenging the proofs against you since these cases normally hinge on substantive and procedural technicalities. In fact, the firm’s founding attorney, Will Proetta has dedicated a large portion of his practice and time to DUI defense and is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as an Instructor for Standard Field Sobriety Testing used in New Jersey as well as being trained by the inventor of the Alcotest (New Jersey’s breathalyzer) as a certified operator of the Alcotest machine. This level of training is only matched by a handful of lawyers in the entire state and allows our firm to better serve and represent our clients. If you have been charged or arrested for DWI in East Orange, feel free to contact us at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers or to schedule an appointment at any one of our conveniently located offices.
DUI Arrest in East Orange New Jersey
If you have been charged or arrested for DWI by a State Trooper or local police while in the city limits of East Orange, you will ultimately be required to appear in East Orange Municipal Court to address your charges. The East Orange Municipal Court is located at 221 Freeway Drive East in East Orange, NJ 07018. The East Orange Municipal is very busy and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as night court on Tuesdays and the city has four municipal court judges to handle the busy load. It is strongly recommended that you contact the court a head of time with any questions regarding your upcoming court date so that you are prepared. The court can be reached by telephone at (973) 266-5300. Moreover, it is important that you arrive early to check in on time and are prepared to pay fines and assessments. If you fail to appear for your court date or pay your fines, the court can issue a bench warrant for your arrest and suspend your driver’s license until the matter is handled. It is always a good idea to hire an attorney well in advance of your court date because DUI charges are arguably the most complicated and difficult charges handled in municipal court and you often need all the available time to prepare a proper defense.
DUI Defense Attorney for East Orange
The penalties for a conviction of DWI in New Jersey are extremely severe for even a first offense. Penalties include a mandatory suspension of driver’s license, installation of an interlock device in your vehicle, community service, thousands in surcharges, and alcohol classes and counseling. Moreover, New Jersey does not allow for any form of hardship of work license privileges during the suspension period like many surrounding states. If you are caught driving while suspended during your DWI suspension you will be subjected to an additional loss of license and mandatory jail time. If you have been charged with a DUI in East Orange, you can contact our office at (201) 793-8018 to learn more about how we may be able to help you during a free initial consultation with one of our defense attorneys. Our phones are answered 24/7.
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