Arrested For DWI in Secaucus, NJ
The roadways and highways that run through Secaucus, New Jersey are heavily patrolled by a combination of State Troopers and Secaucus Police which has resulted in an increase of DWI arrests. Once you are arrested and processed your case will be handled at the Secaucus Municipal Court, which we explain in greater detail below in this article. Secaucus Municipal Court is well regarded as one of the toughest courts for DWI defendants in the entire county. The cops always tend to show up on the day of trial and the prosecutor is very experienced and organized so not much slips through the cracks. However, that doesn’t mean you should just give up and plead guilty. Every case is different and has its own set of unique facts. Many times these unique facts can lend themselves to help challenge the proofs in the State’s case or create a technicality that can be exploited for your benefit. In the article below we discuss in more detail the different ways an attorney can help defend you against DWI charges.
Can A Lawyer Help Defend My DUI Charges?
Even though DWI charges are actually considered motor vehicle violations in New Jersey, they are often tougher than some criminal charges and carry very harsh mandatory consequences for even first-time offenders. This is because our state does not allow any type of plea negotiations for drunk driving cases and if you are found guilty or plead guilty an ignition interlock device is mandatory, there is the potential for loss of your driver’s license even for a first offense, and there are no “hardship” or work licenses available in New Jersey. This makes hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney all the more important. At Proetta & Oliver we have successfully handled hundreds of driving under the influence charges. Moreover, the firm’s founding attorney, William A. Proetta is one of a handful of lawyers in the state that holds dual certification as Instructor level for Standard Field Sobriety Testing in accordance with NHTSA and for the operation and proper maintenance of the Alcotest machine – New Jersey’s breathalyzer. These certifications allow us to analyze our client’s cases with specialized knowledge that most other law firms do not possess. If you would like to discuss the details of your case further please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 793-8018 to talk to an experienced DWI attorney.
What Happens After My DUI Arrest in Secaucus New Jersey?
If you are arrested for DWI in Secaucus New Jersey then you will most likely be ordered to appear in the Secaucus Municipal Court which is located at 1203 Paterson Plank Road, 1st Floor, Secaucus, NJ. Hours of Operation for the Secaucus Municipal Court are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m, and 5:30 p.m. and/or Wednesday or Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The phone number for the Municipal Court is (201) 330-2065. The Municipal Court’s fax number is (201) 319-9024. The Honorable Karen R. Boylan is the Municipal Court Judge and presides over all municipal court cases which include disorderly persons offenses, traffic moving violations, town ordinances, and parking tickets.
DWI Hot Spots in Secaucus
New Jersey Turnpike – A large stretch of the turnpike totaling approximately 5 – 6 miles runs through Secaucus. The State Troopers patrol this area very heavily as they know its a hot spot for DWI drivers coming back from New York City or Hoboken.
Route 3 – the stretch of highway which leads to Rt. 495 into the Lincoln Tunnel is always a gauntlet for would-be DWI drivers.
Paterson Plank Road – This local street is patrolled very proactively by local Secaucus Police looking for drunk driving suspects.
Secaucus DWI Defense Attorney
At Proetta & Oliver we know the state cannot offer any plea bargains for DWI clients so we employ an aggressive defensive strategy that pinpoints improper procedures or technical errors in the elements of the state’s case and exploit on these to create problems with the state proving their case. If these elements cannot be proved, then the state may downgrade or dismiss the DUI charge altogether. If you would like to learn more about how our office can help you or your loved one then give us a call at (201) 793-8018 to talk to a defense attorney about the details of your case.
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