DWI Charges Issued in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Charged with Driving While Intoxicated in Bridgewater Township?

According to the patch.com, a twenty year old male from Basking Ridge was placed under arrest following a car crash on Brown Road in Bridgewater Township. The accident happened around 2 a.m. on June 15, 2019. Based on the investigation that was conducted on scene, presumably his performance on the standardized field sobriety tests (SFST), the individual was placed under arrest and brought back to the Bridgewater Police Department in order to submit a breath sample into the Alcotest Machine. The Alcotest Machine is the device that New Jersey police departments use to determine what an individual’s blood alcohol content is.  Based on those results, the individual was formally charged with several traffic summons, including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, driving while intoxicated in a school zone and one criminal complaint for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Where Do I go to Court for a DWI In Bridgewater NJ?

Since the criminal offense is considered a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor, all of the offenses will be transferred to the Bridgewater Municipal Court for disposition. The Bridgewater Municipal Court has original jurisdiction over all traffic matters as well as all disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses that occur within the township. Provided this is the individual’s first offense for driving while intoxicated, he will be facing up a twelve month loss of license, imposition of the ignition interlock device, fees and assessments ranging up to $800, twelve hours of the ignition interlock device as well as up to thirty days in the Somerset County Jail. For the drug paraphernalia charge the individual will be facing up to six months in the Somerset County Jail, a fine up to $1,000, fees and assessments ranging up to $800, up to a two year loss of license as well as a criminal record.

DWI Defense Lawyers in Bridgewater Township

As you can see from reading above, the potential penalties for even a first time offender for driving while intoxicated can be crippling. If you or a loved one has unfortunately been charged with driving while intoxicated in Bridgewater Township or elsewhere in Somerset County, we strongly urge that you consult with an experienced DWI defense attorney about your options. Understanding all your options, which includes the potential potential penalties and possible defenses is absolutely crucial to mounting a successful defense. If you would like to speak to one of the DUI defense attorneys as Keith Oliver Criminal Law about your options then please contact our Bridgewater Office at 908-533-1064. One of our attorneys would be glad to go over the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. As always, our initial consultations are  free of costs, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Author: Keith G. Oliver

Founding partner Keith G. Oliver has a passion for helping people who are caught up in the criminal justice system. He believes that everyone has a right to be presumed innocent, and that one mistake shouldn’t define a person forever. This passion drives Mr. Oliver to tirelessly fight for his clients and pursue the best possible outcome in every case.