Summit DUI Attorney

If you have been charged or arrested for DWI in Summit New Jersey then you need to know the penalties you are facing and what your options are. The most important choice you can make is to choose the right DUI defense lawyer to defend your interests. New Jersey has some of the harshest drunk driving laws in the entire country and carries a potential loss of license of up to 6 months for even a first time offender, plus longer suspensions of up to 2 years from a second time offender, and 8 years for a third or subsequent offender. In addition, you will face other consequences such as installation of an interlock device in your car, drunk driving classes, thousands in fines and surcharges, and even county jail. At William Proetta Criminal Law we take DWI defense very seriously, and make it our job to aggressively attack the state’s case against you. Our law firm has successfully represented hundreds of clients against DWI charges throughout Union County and New Jersey. The firms founding attorney, Will Proetta holds a dual certification as an Alcotest operator (New Jersey’s breathalyzer) and Instructor for Standard Field Sobriety Testing so we are better able to assist our clients in challenging their charges. If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, contact us at (908) 838-0150 to have a free initial consultation with an experienced DWI defense attorney.

DWI Arrests in Summit

Summit is a small suburban town that processes an unordinary high amount of DWI offenses each year. This is most likely attributable to the major roadways which run through the town which include:

  • I-78
  • Rt. 24
  • Rt. 124 (Morris Turnpike)
  • Morris Ave
  • Springfield Ave

If you are arrested for a DWI or Refusal charge in Summit then you will be required to appear in the Summit Municipal Court which is located at 512 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901. Summit holds court every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. However, the Summit Municipal Court maintains regular hours for other court related business Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding your upcoming court date you can contact the court by telephone at (908) 273-6166 or by fax at (908) 522-1693. The Summit municipal court administrator is Eileen Keating and Judge Donald P. Bogosian presides over all municipal court cases including DUI charges.

DWI Lawyer in Summit New Jersey

New Jersey does not allow any plea bargaining for driving while intoxicated defendants unlike most other states. To make matters worse you have no right to a jury trial – but instead your fate will be decided solely by the municipal court judge. This can make a DWI charge even more difficult to successfully defend if you do not have the representation of an experienced DUI defense lawyer. At William Proetta Criminal Law we aggressively advocate on each of our client’s behalves so that you are not bullied around and we will make sure the state is challenged at every possible angle. If you would like to speak with a lawyer from our office about potential representation, then contact us at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation over the phone or to schedule an appointment at our office conveniently located in Cranford.