A motor vehicle stop in Aberdeen, New Jersey leads to a Monroe man being arrested and charged with among other things, driving while intoxicated. According to the reports that have been released at this point in time, it appears that the Defendant was operating his vehicle on Route 35 in Aberdeen when he was pulled over for an alleged motor vehicle violation. It is unclear at this point but it appears that following the motor vehicle stop, the Defendant, a thirty year old male, was placed through several standardized field sobriety test. Based on those results, the Defendant was placed under arrest and taken to the Aberdeen Police Station so that he could submit a breath sample to the Alcotest Machine. However, upon arriving, the Defendant refused to submit a breath sample. As a result, the Defendant was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath sample as well as several ancillary traffic violations. But it did not end there, a subsequent search revealed that the Defendant was in possession of cocaine as well. So, he was also charged with the possession of cocaine as well.
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The driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a breath sample charge are traffic offense in New Jersey. All traffic offenses in New Jersey will be heard in the local municipal court in the municipality where the incident happened. In this case, the Aberdeen Municipal Court. However, the cocaine possession charge is a felony offense. Therefore, that charge will need to be transferred to the Monmouth County Superior Court, which is located in Freehold, New Jersey. Since the cocaine charges were transferred, the DWI charge will need to be transferred to. If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense like the possession of cocaine, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, the possession of heroin or a traffic offense like DUI or refusal to submit to a breath sample in Aberdeen or elsewhere in Monmouth County, the criminal lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. These are serious charges and should not be taken lightly. If you would like to speak to one of our Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers then please contact us at 732-858-6959.