If you have been placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated in West Windsor or elsewhere in New Jersey, we strongly urge you to contact an experienced DWI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Although driving while intoxicated offenses are classified as traffic offenses, the applicable penalties if convicted can be absolutely crippling. Even for a first time offender, a Defendant would be facing a lengthy license suspension, high fines, insurance surcharges, community service, imposition of the ignition interlock device and even jail time. To make things even more complicated, plea bargaining is prohibited when it comes to DWI offenses in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has unfortunately found themselves facing a DWI charge in West Windsor or elsewhere in Mercer County, Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation today, then please call our Hamilton Office at 609-789-0779.
DWI Charges Issued in West Windsor NJ
A routine traffic stop on Clarksville Road in West Windsor Township leads to a Trenton women being arrested and charged with not only driving while intoxicated but hindering apprehension as well. According to the reports, the West Windsor pulled over the Defendant following what they are claiming was erratic driving, which includes sudden breaking and acceleration. During the stop the Defendant allegedly gave the officers a fake name, most likely because she had several active warrants out for her arrest, including from Lawrenceville, Trenton and Ewing.
Following a brief investigation, the Defendant admitted to the officers what her real name was. As a result, she was placed under arrest and taken to the West Windsor Police Department for processing. She was eventually released upon a summons to appear in the West Windsor Municipal Court, the Lawrence Municipal Court, the Trenton Municipal Court and the Ewing Municipal Court.
Unlike DWI charges, hindering an apprehension is considered a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a criminal record. That record must remain for at least three years at which point a Defendant may seek to petition the Mercer County Superior Court for an expungement. For more information on expunging a disorderly persons offense, please click the link.
For more information on this incident, please click the link: Woman Arrested For DWI In West Windsor: Police