If you were recently pulled over, subject to Field Sobriety Tests, arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, the law firm of Proetta & Oliver is available to assist. Located in Mount Laurel, our criminal defense law firm has dedicated its practice to the litigation and representation of the accused in New Jersey. With firm partner and former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, on staff, our law firm is well-versed in both the prosecutorial and defense approach to DWI cases. If this is your first time being involved with the criminal justice system, then you are probable feeling overwhelmed with nerves and uncertainty. This is understandable. However, in the midst of all this, you must be cognizant to invoke and protect your constitutional rights. DWI charges in Bass River NJ carry mandatory license suspensions, thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, possible incarceration and possible mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. The consequences of a DWI are daunting and far-reaching. If you are facing charges in Bass River for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Reckless Driving or Driving While Suspended, contact the Burlington County Criminal Defense Law Firm of Proetta & Oliver. We have appeared on thousands of DWI cases throughout New Jersey throughout our careers. For an immediate consultation today, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284.
Where is the Bass River DWI Court?
DWI or DUI charges in Bass River will be handled by the Bass River Municipal Court and the Bass River Municipal Prosecutor. Located at 3 N Maple Ave, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, the Bass River Municipal Court handles roughly 6,000 traffic violations every year, including DWI or Refusal tickets). If you are issued a violation for Driving While Intoxicated, then you will have a mandatory court appearance shortly after the date of the violation. It is important that you appear at your court date to avoid having an warrant issued for your arrest. The municipal court is presided over by the Honorable Adolph P. Sicheri, J.M.C. and the court is in session twice a month on Monday at 10:00 am. For more information on the Bass River Township Municipal Court, please visit the following link.
How Long Will I Lose My License for a DWI in NJ?
Depends. Assuming you are in fact found guilty or plead guilty, the length of a license suspension will depend upon your prior driving record and your Blood Alcohol Contact (BAC). Specifically, a First Offense DWI in Bass River involving a BAC below .10% carries a mandatory three (3) month loss of license and up to 30 days in the Burlington County Jail. Alternatively, a First Offense DWI in Bass River involving a BAC above .10% carries a mandatory license suspension between seven (7) months and one (1) year as well as up to 30 days in the Burlington County Jail. For a Second Offense DWI in Bass River, you will face a two year loss of license and up to 90 days in the Burlington County Jail. Lastly, a Third Offense DWI in Bass River carries 180 days in the Burlington County Jail and a ten (10) year license suspension.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI in New Jersey?
This question is constantly being asked by potential clients. In deciding whether or not to retain legal representation for your drunk driving matter, you must not only consider the pitfalls of a conviction (DWI record, license suspension and jail time) but also what exactly an attorney can offer. Defending a DUI case is not nearly as straightforward as other traffic tickets. There is a great deal of established case law and Attorney General Directives that must be used to assess the officer’s actions in your case. Exploiting a police officers missteps can lead to a downgrade or even dismissal of your charges entirely. The most common issues we come across involve:
Did the Officer have Probable Cause to stop you?
Did the Officer perform the Standard Field Sobriety Tests properly?
Was the Breathalyzer up to date and properly calibrated?
Did the Officer observe you for 20 minutes prior to performing the Breath Test?
Was the Officer certified to perform the SFSTs or conduct the Breath Test?
For more information and what we will look for in preparing your defense, contact our office at (609)850-8284.
Bass River NJ DUI Attorney
DWI cases require the skills and expertise of an attorney who specializing in this area of the law. Because DWIs are subject to no plea bargaining under the New Jersey Supreme Court, the only way to obtain a dismissal or downgrade of the charges is to mount a strong legal defense. At Proetta & Oliver, our founding partner dedicated his career to learning the specialized techniques and prosecutorial approach to DWI cases. Having obtained certification as instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) AND Administrator of the Alcotest machine, Mr. Proetta holds a distinction maintained be only a select few of NJ Lawyers. Considering the fact that you are facing an extended loss of license, incarceration and significant fines, it is imperative that you find the right attorney. For an immediate consultation with a Bass River DUI Attorney, contact our office today at (609)850-8284. We can be reached 24/7 for your convenience and our attorneys will provide you with an initial consultation on your matter free of charge.
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted.