Middletown DWI lawyers

Middletown, New Jersey Municipal Court

Being stopped for  drunk driving in Middletown could land you in jail and will require a court date at Middletown Municipal Court. For more information visit the Middletown Municipal Court website for more information.

Middletown Municipal Court
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

Driving While Intoxicated in Middletown

With the largest population in all of Monmouth County and access to the Garden State Parkway, Route 35 and other busy major roadways; Middletown Municipal Court hears many DWI cases each year. Drivers who are stopped and charged with DWI in Middletown can expect to face serious penalties, which vary in each individual case. Individuals who are charged with DWI sometimes make the mistake of assuming that they will be able to plead their case with the court, but in reality, New Jersey has some of the most stringent DWI laws in the country. At Villani & Deluca, our lawyers have represented those charged with DWI in Middletown and have provided guidance and assistance during this trying time.

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol in Middletown

The start of a DWI charge comes with the initial traffic stop. A Middletown Police Officer will stop your vehicle after observing some sort of illegal maneuver which may not be related to your drunk driving. This could include something as simple as having something hanging off your rear view mirror which could obstruct your view.            

In New Jersey N.J.S.A.  39:4-50 prohibits Middletown drivers from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, drugs or controlled substances. This statute also sets the legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol concentration to be at 0.08%, so any person that is found to be at or above this reading will be charged with DWI. Middletown drivers who refuse a breath tests will be charged with refusal.

Once convicted for a first-time offense a driver will be facing a minimum driver's license suspension of 3 months, an insurance surcharge of $1000 a year for 3 years following the conviction, 12-48 hours participation at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, in addition to costly fines and time in jail.  A blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 % is the designated legal limit, but in reality it is just the starting point as first-time offenders who have a BAC of .10% or greater will have increased penalties that include a license suspension of 7 months – a year and beyond that a driver who has a BAC of .15% can potentially lose their license for a year.

DWI Defense Attorneys in Middletown

DWI charges are a traffic violation and not a criminal charge. Drivers stopped with a BAC over the legal limit or drivers with previous DWI convictions face serious penalties. At the law firm of Villani & DeLuca, founding partner Carmine R. Villani, Esq. has been defending DWI cases for over 20 years.  Every case is unique and brings with it a different set of circumstances. By calling Villani & DeLuca, P.C. at 732-965-3999 you can schedule a free consultation with Mr. Villani and the lawyers of our firm to discuss your case.

Act Now Before It's Too Late!

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Mistakes happen all the time. If a mistake was made by the police or the New Jersey prosecution it should not hurt you and your family. Our experienced NJ DWI Defense Lawyers at Villani & DeLuca regularly protect the legal rights of people who have been charged with DWI / DUI or breath test refusal. This traffic offense carries the possible of jail time and costly fines in New Jersey. The stakes are too high and can last for years. A strong legal defense can often convince the courts to have your drunk driving charges dismissed or reduced. Don't risk your future by defending yourself against a DUI! Contact Villani & Deluca today for a FREE case evaluation on all your pending drunk driving charges.

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