Former Deputy Attorney General, Experienced Defense Lawyers.
Unlike almost every other DWI charge in New Jersey, Driving While Intoxicated on a military base like Fort Dix will not be handled by the local municipal court. There is no benefit to having just any “local guy” handle your case when you have to appear before a federal magistrate judge. Drunk Driving cases handled by a federal court are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by federal prosecutors and under federal rules of evidence (which are far less forgiving then most state evidence laws).
For these reasons, it is imperative that you hire a capable and experienced DUI trial attorney. Firm partner and former Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, checks off all of those boxes for his clients. To learn more about how Mr. Fay and his law firm can assist you in your time of need, contact our office today at (609) 850-8284.
Charges For Drunk Driving at Fort Dix
In 2019, the laws for Driving While Intoxicated were changed. While the length of suspensions for first, second and third offenses have been reduced, the penalties still include mandatory suspensions, ignition interlock device installation and incarceration. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, the penalties are as follows for a first, second, and third or subsequent DWI offense.
DWI First Offense: If your BAC is at between .08% and .10%, you face a license suspension until you install an ignition interlock, which must remain on your car for at least three (3) months. If your BAC is between .10% and .15%, your license will be suspended until the interlock is installed and then will continue for seven (7) to twelve (12) months. If your BAC is .15% or above then there is a four (4) to six (6) month driver’s license suspension as well as installation of an ignition interlock for nine (9) to fifteen (15) months. There will also be fines up to $500, mandatory twelve (12) hours in the Intoxicated Resource Center (“IDRC”), up to 30 days in jail and a surcharge of $1,000 each year the next three (3) years.
DWI Second Offense: As you might imagine, second offenses carry a significant increase in the severity of penalties. Specifically, a second offense, regardless of your BAC, carries a one (1) to two (2) year license suspension, up to 90 days in jail, installation of an ignition interlock device for two (2) to four (4) years, 48 hours in the IDRC, up to a $1,000 fine, and a surcharge of $1,000 each year the next three (3) years..
DWI Third Offense: Finally, in the unfortunate event where you are facing a third or subsequent offense, the penalties include an eight (8) year license suspension, six (6) months in jail, a $1,000 fine, installation of an ignition interlock for two (2) to four (4) years following restoration (as well as during suspension), and a surcharge of $1,500 each year for the next three (3) years.
Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer Lawyer for Fort Dix
Refusal to provide a breath sample is separate charge from a DWI. However, they are typically issued in conjunction with one another. Most individuals think that they can invoke their right against self-incrimination and declined o provide a breath sample with impunity. However, the law specifically mandates that you provide a sample or face penalty. The penalties for this type of offense almost identically mirror those for a Driving While Intoxicated. For more information, contact our office.
DWI Defense Attorneys Near Fort Dix
Remember, DWI/DUI charges cannot be plea bargained like other “low-level” criminal or traffic violations. Walking into the court and pleading ignorance to the law or asking for leniency will not help save your license or keep you out of jail. It is highly recommended that you at least consult with an experienced DWI Lawyer in the Fort Dix area. We handle charges ranging from drug possession, endangering the welfare of a child, terroristic threats, resisting arrest, eluding and aggravated assault. For an immediate and anonymous consultation with an attorney, call (609) 850-8284.
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 Jersey City, Edison, Middletown, Cranford, Burlington, and Hamilton. All major credit cards are accepted.
525 Highway 73, Suite 104, Marlton, New Jersey 08053 Phone: 609-850-8284 By Appointment Only
100 Horizon Center Boulevard, Hamilton, New Jersey, 08691 By Appointment Only
Point Pleasant Office
3828 River Road,
Suite A, Point Pleasant,
New Jersey 08742
By Appointment Only
180 Kings Highway, Middletown Township, New Jersey 07748 By Appointment Only