Newark is New Jersey’s largest city and it has one of the largest and most immense systems of major highways and roadways in the northeast. That is why it should be no surprise that the city processes a staggering amount of drunk driving charges each year. The court takes these charges very seriously in accordance with the state statutes and has special sessions specifically dedicated to DUI prosecution. It is important to understand that New Jersey does not allow plea bargaining for defendants charged with DWI and if you are found guilty it will result in a mandatory driver’s license suspension. However, an experienced DUI attorney can challenge the elements of the state’s case against you which often results in a downgrade or even a dismissal altogether. The law firm’s founding attorney, William Proetta has set aside a large portion of his practice to the defense and litigation of driving while intoxicated cases. As such, Mr. Proetta is certified by our state’s breathalyzer manufacturer, Draeger Diagnostics, as an operator of the Alcotest machine and is also separately certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as an Instructor in Standard Field Sobriety Testing used in New Jersey. This experience, coupled with the fact that our firm has handled literally hundreds of DUI cases throughout New Jersey including Newark, are qualifications that only a small handful of attorneys possess in the entire state. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, then contact us at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with an experienced DWI defense attorney or to schedule an appointment at our Jersey City office.
Arrested for DWI in Newark, New Jersey
There are several major highways that cross through the City of Newark which drastically add to the number of traffic stops and subsequent arrested for driving while intoxicated. These highways are heavily patrolled by New Jersey State Troopers while local police remain a strong presence of the local roadways. Below we have listed some of the common highways where DUI arrests take place within Newark.
- New Jersey Turnpike I-95
- Garden State Parkway
- Interstate 280
- U.S. 1 & 9
- Interstate 78
- Pulaski Skyway
- Holland Tunnel
- U.S. Route 22
- Route 21
If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Newark, New Jersey you will be required to appear in the Newark Municipal Court which is located at 31 Green Street in Newark, New Jersey 07102. Any companion charges such as driving without insurance, driving while suspended, possession of marijuana or resisting arrest will also be handled at that time. Since the city is so busy they hold sessions daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weeknights starting at 4 p.m. and have twelve different municipal court judges. If you have any questions regarding your upcoming court date it is best to contact the court well in advance. They can be reached by telephone at 973-733-6520. Moreover, it is highly recommended that you hire a lawyer before your court date so you can come to court well prepared to defend your charges.
Newark NJ DUI Defense Attorneys
The municipal prosecutors are very well trained and experienced in prosecuting driving under the influence cases and they will put together a strong case against you to prove intoxication beyond a reasonable doubt. In fact, the state can prove intoxication a number of different ways including standard field sobriety testing used by the police, a breathalyzer (known as an Alcotest machine), and even blood testing. To combat these proofs you need an experienced DWI lawyer who knows how to properly challenge the state’s proofs and pinpoint weaknesses in their case against you. In fact, we are often able to get the breath readings suppressed to secure a substantial downgrade of the charges or even secure a dismissal of the charge altogether depending on the circumstances. If you are interested in learning more about how we can fight your Newark DWI charge, then contact us at (201) 793-8018 to speak with a lawyer during a free consultation. Remember our phones are answered 24/7 so do not hesitate to call us at your convenience.
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