Montclair is a relatively affluent township in Essex County, New Jersey that is well known for its restaurants and nightlife and the fact that is also home to Montclair University. Although no major roadways travel through Montclair, the township does get quite busy with traffic from the many bars and restaurants and student life. This ultimately results in a large number of motor vehicle stops and arrests for suspected drunk drivers. If you have unfortunately been arrested for DWI in Montclair, New Jersey it is important that you learn about your rights and your options. Our state has some of the toughest laws against drunk driving in the entire country. For instance, if you are found guilty of DUI in New Jersey you will be sentenced to a mandatory suspension of your license even if you have never been in trouble before. Moreover, the judge is not allowed to grant you a hardship or work license in contrast to many of our neighboring states. To make matters worse, the prosecutors are not allowed to extend any plea bargaining to defendants charged with driving while intoxicated. It is easy to see how a DWI case can quickly get out of hand and become very overwhelming for someone who is not experienced in handling these types of cases. At Proetta & Oliver we have handled hundreds of DWI offenses throughout Essex County and New Jersey. As a defense lawyer, our job is to improve your current legal position. We do this a number of different ways including challenging the state’s proofs against you and pinpointing the weaknesses to aggressively negotiate a successful resolution. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, then contact our office at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation over the phone or to schedule an appointment with a lawyer at one of our conveniently located offices.
DWI Arrests in Montclair New Jersey
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Montclair then you will be ordered to appear in the Montclair Municipal Court to address your charges. The Montclair Municipal Court is located at the Public Safety at 647 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, NJ 07042. The Montclair Municipal Court is presided over by Judge Richard H. Insley who holds sessions every week on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to learn more information or have any questions regarding your upcoming court date, you can try to contact the court at (973) 509-4774. It is important that you show up early to check in and are prepared with money to pay your fines on the day of your court date. If you fail to appear in court or pay your fines, the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest and order a suspension of your driver’s license until the tickets are properly addressed. Moreover, it is important that you contact and retain an attorney well in advance of your court date because DWI charges are some of the most difficult and severe charges handled in municipal court and requires an attorney to dedicate extended periods of time to properly defend. The firm’s founding attorney Will Proetta is certified as an instructor in the SFSTs in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Moreover, Mr. Proetta has been specially trained and certified by Draeger the manufacturers of the Alcotest (New Jersey’s breathalyzer). This allows us to better help our clients because these cases are often won based on technicalities regarding police procedure and errors with the breathalyzer. If you would like to discuss the details of your case then contact our office at (201) 793-8018 to speak with an attorney during a free initial consultation where we can explain how we can help you.
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