Point Pleasant DUI/DWI

Point Pleasant Criminal Defense

Have you been charged with DUI/DWI and need an attorney with extensive experience to defend your drunk driving charge? I, Anthony N. Palumbo, a former county and municipal court prosecutor, can assist you in defending against DWI/DUI Traffic Stop charges in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer will have a large impact on the outcome of your case. I have spent over 35 years building a reputation for excellence and success in New Jersey drunk driving cases.

In addition to my private criminal law practice and experiences as a county and municipal court prosecutor, I have a high level of understanding how the prosecution works and am adept at identifying which defenses would be most effective in your Point Pleasant 1st Time DUI/DWI Offense or 3rd Time DUI/DWI Offense case. If you have been issued DWI charges in Point Pleasant, I will provide the highest quality representation to ensure your freedom and rights. In a vast majority of DUI/DWI cases, I have been able to obtain extremely favorable results which often include no jail time, seriously reduced fines, and no license suspension.

Borough of Point Pleasant and Municipal Court

Point Pleasant is one of New Jersey's scenic coastal communities nestled along the Jersey Shore in Ocean County. According to the 2010 Census, the borough is home to nearly 19,000 residents. That number, however, grows exponentially during the summer months when individuals return to the community for seasonal enjoyment. Whether you are a Point Pleasant resident or visitor to the area seeking to enjoy Point Pleasant's wealth of entertainment, I can defend your freedom and rights.

DUI/DWI Charges in Point Pleasant are most commonly heard in the Point Pleasant Municipal Court located at 2233 Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey 08742.

The Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI) Charge

Penalties for a DUI/DWI offense depend on your Blood Alcohol Concentration ("BAC") and whether you were using drugs in addition to alcohol.

If your BAC was between .08 and .09 and no drugs were involved, you be subject to penalties including:

  • A fine of $250-$400
  • Detainment 12 to 48 hours
  • Jail up to 30 days
  • 3 month license suspension
  • Surcharges of $325
  • Possible participation in supervised visitation program of probation or community service
  • Possible installation of interlock device 6 months to 1 year

If your BAC was .10 or higher OR you were using drugs, you may be subject to penalties including:

  • A fine of $300-$500
  • Detainment 12 to 48 hours
  • Jail up to 30 days
  • License suspension between 7 months and 1 year
  • Surcharges of $325
  • Possible participation in supervised visitation program of probation or community service
  • Possible installation of interlock device 6 months to 1 year
  • If requirements are not met then, mandatory 2-day term of imprisonment and driver's license suspension until requirements are satisfied

Why You Should Hire a Point Pleasant DUI/DWI Defense Attorney

Anthony N. Palumbo, Esq., gets results. He recently appeared in the Municipal Court and had a DWI dismissed because of a defect in the breathalyzer machine. Had Mr. Palumbo not successfully defended this individual, it would have constituted a 2nd DUI/DWI Offense. If convicted, he would have lost his license for 2 years and been fined $875.00 plus a $3,000.00 surcharge, in addition to potential jail time. Success stories such as these are common place for Anthony Palumbo.

An aggressive criminal and municipal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your DUI/DWI charge. When handling a case, every prosecutor and judge has different expectations. Only an attorney who has tried numerous cases has the experience necessary to understand how each official will respond to different scenarios. I have been working in the Point Pleasant court for decades, which has given me insight on how to best present DUI/DWI cases before them. This is an advantage that only an experienced local attorney can bring to your case. If you would like to discuss your charge with an experienced, local Point Pleasant DUI/DWI defense lawyer, contact me Anthony N. Palumbo for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118 with no obligation.