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Spotswood DUI Attorney

If you or a loved one have been charged with a Refusal or Driving While Intoxicated in Spotswood it is very important for you to comprehend the penalties and consequences associated with the charges you are facing. In New Jersey, DWI and Underage DWI cases are treated severely in the courtroom. A 1st Offense DUI carries a mandatory license suspension of up to 1 year and the possibility of a jail sentence up to thirty days (per the judge’s discretion). Moreover, 2nd offense DWI carries a mandatory two-year license suspension as well as increased monetary fines and assessments. Also included is a mandatory prison sentence from 48 hours to ninety days. Finally, a third offense DWI entails a ten year license suspension and a mandatory 180 days in county jail that the judge has no discretion over. Other lesser known penalties include community service, installation of an Ignition Interlock Device, and Mandatory Alcohol and Drug Counseling Programs. The severity of the penalties should illustrate just how vital it is to seek out and retain a skilled DWI attorney. At William Proetta Criminal Law, our attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of clients facing DWI and DUI charges throughout the state including in Spotswood Municipal Court. If you would like to work with an experienced attorney to construct a customized DWI defense to meet your needs, you can scheduled an appointment at our Edison office located at 3840 Park Avenue or give us a call at (732) 659-9600 for a free consultation over the phone.

First Offense DWI Arrests in Spotswood, New Jersey

While the only major roadways within Spotswood’s borders are County Roads 613 and 615, there is easy access to Routes 18, 527 and exit 9 on the New Jersey Turnpike in bordering towns. This location leads to Spotswood’s prominence as a major source of DWI arrests in Middlesex County every year. All DWI cases are heard in Spotswood Municipal Court. Such cases may take months and even up to a year. Remember to arrive on time for your scheduled appearances and be prepared to stay for long hours, as court can be extremely busy. Also, make sure that a skilled DWI attorney accompanies you to court best protect your rights.

 Drunk Driving Lawyers in Spotswood

The attorneys at William Proetta Criminal Law take great pride in their unique qualifications in regard to the technical requirements that must be established and followed by New Jersey State and Spotswood police officers. In fact, our founding attorney Will Proetta is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and by Drager Industries in the correct operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110, the machine used by police to measure blood-alcohol content. These credentials are extremely valuable when it comes poking holes in the state’s case against you. Contact us today at (732) 659-9600 to speak with an experienced defense attorney about your case.