Seaside Heights DUI/DWI & Refusal

Ocean County Criminal Defense

Do you need a criminal defense attorney? If you have been charged with a DUI or Refusal it is very important to hire an attorney who has the experience, knowledge and effective defenses to fight your DUI/DWI charges. I am Anthony N. Palumbo, an Ocean County DUI Lawyer, former county and municipal court prosecutor with over 35 years of handling countless DUI/DWI cases. I can assist you in defending against DUI/DWI charges in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Why You Should Hire a Seaside Heights Criminal Defense Attorney

I recently appeared in the Municipal Court and had a DWI dismissed because of a defect in the breathalyzer machine. Had I not successfully defended this individual, it would have constituted a second 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. I will examine every possibility for a dismissal of your drunk driving charge before I will even consider discussing the best possible plea bargain that may be obtained for your case.

If you have been charged with DUI/DWI in Seaside Heights, I will provide the highest quality representation to ensure your freedom and rights. In many DUI arrest cases, I obtain extremely favorable results which often include no jail time, seriously reduced fines, and no license suspension.

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

An aggressive criminal and municipal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your DUI charge. When handling a case, every prosecutor and judge has different expectations. Only an attorney who has tried numerous cases before the Seaside Heights Municipal Court has the experience necessary to understand how each official will respond to different scenarios. Anthony N. Palumbo, Esq., has been working in the Seaside Heights court for decades, giving him insight on how to best present 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 Seaside Heights DWI defense lawyer, contact Anthony N. Palumbo, Esq. for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118 with no obligation.