Although the entire western border of Gloucester City is the Delaware River, do not be mistaken into thinking that the municipality lacks DWI charges. The town is historically near the top in Camden County for individuals charged with DUI. Almost 172 individuals were issued a driving while intoxicated offense for the twelve months ending June 2016 and that is a fairly typical annual total for the municipality. Our attorneys are extremely familiar with statistics like these as one of New Jersey’s largest driving under the influence defense firms. We should also tell you that avoidance of a license suspension, fines, surcharges and other penalties in Gloucester City will have little to do with favoritism since plea bargaining is strictly prohibited in a DWI case.
Your success or failure will come down to whether or not the lawyers representing you can convince the court that the DUI charge is unsustainable by law. This is something that our firm, Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, is committed to and adept in establishing in Gloucester City and elsewhere in the state. Our team utilizes unique training and experience to achieve this objective. We have been defending and prosecuting cases like yours for over 100 years and three of us have also secured dual certification on the Alcotest and as instructors in Field Sobriety Testing, a credential that less than ten statewide can say they share. A lawyer who is highly knowledgeable in this area of law is available to assist you immediately by contacting our Cherry Hill Office at 856-662-8300.
Charged With DUI in Gloucester City New Jersey
If you were charged with DUI in Gloucester City New Jersey, you must have been stopped somewhere within the 2.78 square miles of the municipality. The largest number of offenses occur on Interstate 76 which provides direct access to and from Philadelphia to Gloucester City over the Walt Whitman Bridge. Whether you are part of this big block of violations or were arrested elsewhere along its 39.97 miles of roadway, your case will probably be handled in the Gloucester City Municipal Court located at 313 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030. DWI sessions are conducted every Tuesday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. Your case will be decided by Municipal Court Judge William Golden. Daily administrative operations are the responsibility of Donna Florich, the Acting Court Administrator. The municipal court can be reached most weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by telephone at 856-456-3958 or by visiting the court in person. The following is a chart outlining the mandatory penalties that apply for a first offense, second offense or third offense if you are convicted.
Penalties That Apply If You Fail To Successfully Defend Your DWI
First Offense-3 months suspension (7-12 months if BAC .10% or more), $250-$500 fine, $230 IDRC Fee, $100 Drunk Driving Fund Assessment, $100 Alcohol Education Assessment, $1,000 DMV surcharge for 3 years, $75 Safe Neighborhood Fund Assessment, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (“IDRC”) and installation of an Ignition Interlock in the discretion of the court except where the BAC is .15% or higher when it becomes mandatory.
Second Offense-2 years driver’s license suspension, 2-90 days in jail, 30 days community service, installation of an Ignition Interlock for 1-3 following restoration, and substantially similar financial consequences as those for a first offense.
Third Offense-10 year revocation of your license, 180 days of jail, $1,500 DMV Surcharge for 3 years, 90 days of community service, and substantial similar financial and interlock penalties as a second offense.
Gloucester City DUI Attorney
The DUI penalties that will apply in the event of conviction in Gloucester City are obviously stiff. The mandatory license suspension that is triggered at sentencing is significant by itself and that is just the tip of the iceberg given all of the other ramifications that arise in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. This is good reason for you to take the time to find the best attorney you can find to defend your charge. We genuinely believe that the lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver represent a formidable option in this quest. To speak to a lawyer on our staff, call us anytime 24/7 at 856-662-8300.