Nutley DUI Attorney

Nutley is a relatively small middle-class town in Essex County, New Jersey that writes a high number of drunk driving charges for its size. This is most attributable to a very attentive Nutley police force that patrols the local roadways as well as increased motor vehicle stops from the busy stretch of Rt. 21 and the Garden State Parkway which runs through the township. If you have been arrested in Nutley, New Jersey for DWI then it is important that you consult with an experienced DUI defense lawyer to learn all your options and the penalties you are facing. For instance, if you are convicted you will receive a mandatory loss of your driver’s license and face additional consequences such as installation of an interlock device in your car, community service, mandatory alcohol counseling, thousands in fines and surcharges, and even jail time. However, an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney can often challenge the elements of the state’s case against to secure a downgrade or even a complete dismissal. At William Proetta Criminal Law, we have successfully handled literally hundreds of DWI cases over the years throughout Essex County and New Jersey. The firm’s founding attorney, Will Proetta, has specialized DWI defense credentials include which certification as a Standard Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and certified Alcotest operator as trained by the manufacturer, Draeger. Contact our office today at (201) 793-8018 to speak with one of our attorneys during a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you defend your DWI charges.

Nutley New Jersey DWI Arrests

If you have been arrested in Nutley, New Jersey for driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics you will be required to appear in the Nutley Municipal Court to address your charges. The Nutley Municipal Court is located at the Public Safety Building at 228 Chestnut Street, in Nutley NJ 07110. The Nutley Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable Joanne Cocchiola who holds court sessions every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. except for the second week of each month. If you have any questions regarding your upcoming court date it is always best to contact the court well in advance. The court can be reached by telephone at (973) 284-4945 or by fax at (973) 284-4914. Most would agree that DWI offenses are the toughest and most severe charges handled in our municipal court system. Therefore it is always recommended that you contact and retain a lawyer who knows how to handle these charges and who can prepare a proper and thorough defense of your charges. Moreover, the municipal courts are under strict guidelines to handle driving while intoxicated charges within 60 days from the date of the arrest so it puts added significance on getting a lawyer involved early on so you can have enough time to collect and review all the evidence and properly challenge every angle.

Nutley DWI Lawyers

If you have read up to this point, it should be no secret to you now that DWI offenses are quite possibly some of the most severe and difficult charges to challenge in New Jersey because of the strict guidelines imposed by the legislature and court. Aside from a mandatory license suspension and no “hardship” privileges, New   Jersey does not allow any plea bargaining for defendants charged with drunk driving. And if you decide to go to trial on your case you have no right to a jury trial – instead the municipal judge has exclusive rule over the merits and proofs of the case. If you get an experienced DWI attorney involved in the early stages of your case, it allows you to be in a much better position to resolve the charges successfully. Remember our consultations are always free so you have nothing to lose by calling us at (201) 793-8018 to speak with one of our lawyers who will be glad to answer your questions and address your concerns.