Charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Branchburg, New Jersey? If so, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. New Jersey as a whole takes DWI offenses very seriously and Branchburg is no exception. First and foremost, it is important to note here that for all intensive purposes, New Jersey does not differentiate between driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) charges. For a relatively small town in Somerset County, the Township of Branchburg does see its fair share of DUI arrests each and every year. That is probably do in large part to two busy highways, Route 22 and Route 202 that cut right through the Township. If you have been arrested and issued a summons for DWI in Branchburg, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. The penalties if convicted, even for a first time offender can be crippling. They include but are not limited to a lengthy license suspension, high fines and even jail time. If you would like to discuss your options and see how Keith Oliver Criminal Law can be of assistance, then please contact us directly at (908) 533-1064. Our attorneys are available immediately for an initial consultation.
At Keith Oliver Criminal Law, are well aware that no two clients let alone no two cases are the same. As such, we are dedicated to being able to adapt our representation in order to fulfill our client’s needs. Whether that be a trial, motion practice or negotiating a favorable outcome. Since New Jersey takes these offenses very seriously and basically prohibits plea bargaining, our office has sought out and obtained specialized DUI defense training in order to be represent our clients. One of the members of our firm is a certified instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and the a certified administer of the Alcotest Machine. Those are the two key pieces of evidence used in almost every single DWI trial in New Jersey. Being able to aggressively challenge their credibility can be pay huge dividends in a DUI trial.
How can a DWI Lawyer help in Branchburg NJ?
As touched upon earlier, the Branchburg Municipal Court takes DUI offenses very seriously. That is why we strongly recommend that if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation that you speak to not only an experienced DUI defense lawyer but an attorney who has experience dealing with the Branchburg Municipal Court. Hiring the right attorney, one who not only knows the law but the inner workings of the specific court can go a long way to alleviating a lot of the stress. The criminal lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law, we have been defending clients accused of DWI in courts throughout New Jersey, including the Branchburg Municipal Court for years now. When it comes to defending a DUI charge, we rely heavily upon our specialized training mentioned above. Having a firm understanding of how the prosecution will be seeking to convict someone of a DUI and how to combat that evidence is crucial to defending these charges. Here is just a few of the key areas that we will look to exploit when it comes to defending DUI charges in New Jersey.
- Probable Cause for the Stop?
- Reasonable Articulable Suspicion for the SFST’s?
- Did the officer instruct them properly?
- How did the individual perform?
- Was their Probable Cause to ask for a Breath Sample?
- Did the officers follow proper protocol when it comes to the Alcotest Machine?
These are just a few examples of the areas that Keith Oliver Criminal Law will look to exploit when defending a DUI charge. If you would like to discuss your options in further detail with one of Somerset County criminal defense lawyers then please contact us at (908)533-1064.
Where Do I go to Court for a DWI in Branchburg?
Regardless of whether you have been arrested and charged with a DUI by the New Jersey State Police or the Branchburg Police Department, the charges will be heard in the Branchburg Municipal Court. The courthouse is located at 1077 US Highway 202 North and court will be in session the first Wednesday of every month at 5 pm and the second Tuesday at 9:30 am. The Honorable William T. Kelleher, Jr. J.M.C. is the presiding municipal court judge and Christopher Bateman, Esq. is the municipal court prosecutor. Since DUI charge are considered traffic offenses in New Jersey, the Defendant is not entitled to a jury trial but rather a bench trial. Therefore, Judge Kelleher will be the sole trier of fact. It will be his decision and his decision alone whether or not the prosecution has meet their burden of prove.
DWI Attorney in Branchburg NJ
Being charged with any offense can be stressful but being charged with a DUI can be terrifying. The thought of being without a license for a lengthy period of time can be overwhelming. If you have been arrested and issued a summons for DUI, assault by auto, death by auto, endangering the welfare of a child or eluding in Branchburg, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our Branchburg DWI defense attorneys then please contact us at (908) 533-1064