Police officers regularly stop drivers under suspicion of DWI on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and other highways and roads in the Woodbridge area. If you were stopped and arrested under suspicion of DWI, you should not be intimidated. You should know that you have important rights and options in fighting your charges. The Woodbridge DWI lawyers at Levow DWI Law have vast experience representing drivers who are facing DWI charges and the harsh consequences that may accompany a conviction in New Jersey. We understand that you may feel intimidated, but we are here to help you fight the charges at every step of the way. Our firm has secured thousands of dismissals and acquittals, including many cases in which a driver blew a BAC over the legal limit. When your future is on the line, you cannot take chances. You need the brightest minds in the profession on your side.
We focus our practice solely on DWI defense, and we are proud to have helped shape the trajectory of DWI law in New Jersey, through our landmark DWI breath and blood cases, State V. Chun and State V. Renshaw, respectively. Our reputation precedes us to an extent that many other DWI attorneys have sought our advice on challenging cases. Our goal is not to help a client quickly plead guilty and move on to the next case. Instead, we look at every angle of a case to determine each of a client's available defenses. Whether you were illegally stopped, there was an issue during your arrest, or a test was improperly administered, you can count on us to leave no stone unturned in investigating what happened. If you have been charged with drunk driving in the Woodbridge area, call our DWI attorneys today and find out more about what we can do for you.Fighting Your DWI Charge
Woodbridge is the location of the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, which are the two busiest highways in New Jersey. Route 19 and U.S. Route 1 also pass through Woodbridge. It is also where the headquarters of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is located, as well as one of the largest New Jersey State Police barracks. These factors contribute to Woodbridge being a hot spot for all types of traffic cases, including DWI cases.
If you are charged with DWI under New Jersey law, you do not have a right to a jury trial. You are only entitled to a court trial, in which a judge makes the determination about your guilt or innocence. Unlike other states, New Jersey does not allow plea deals for DWI offenses. Woodbridge has three presiding judges who oversee cases held in Woodbridge Municipal Court, which is one of the busiest courts in the state. Our Woodbridge DWI attorneys have represented many drivers there. The courthouse is located at 1 Main Street, and it holds office hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesdays. A DWI case will be heard in one of the court sessions, which occur Monday through Friday at 8:45 a.m., Monday through Thursday at 6:45 p.m., and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Although DWI is a traffic offense rather than a criminal charge in New Jersey, it has a "quasi-criminal" status in the courts, and convictions can carry severe penalties. Drivers with a prior DWI conviction face harsher penalties for a second or third offense. For a third or later conviction, for example, there is a mandatory 180-day jail sentence. Because of the seriousness of these consequences, you should get a legal advocate on your side to give you a better chance at getting your life back on track with minimal disruption.Contact a DWI Lawyer in Woodbridge Today
The attorneys at Levow DWI Law work tirelessly to fight for the rights of drivers who are up against DWI charges. We understand that you may feel daunted by the thought of fighting the charges against you, but the alternative of pleading guilty can have a long-term effect on your life, especially if you rely on driving for work or other aspects of your day-to-day activities. If you have been stopped for DWI in Woodbridge Township, contact Levow DWI Law online or at (877) 593-1717 to find out more about your legal rights and options.