Attorney for a DWI Charge in Hillsborough NJ
Hillsborough Township tends to be the exception to the norm when it comes to their issuance of DWI charges. Typically, towns that issue a high number of DWI and DWI related offenses tend to have a happening nightlife. Hillsborough for the most part doesn’t have that aspect but for some reason year in and year out they tend to be on the higher end of DWI arrests in Somerset County. This could be do in large part to the fact that it is surrounded by several towns that are well known for there lively nightlife like Somerville and Manville. Also the fact that Route 206 cuts right through the center of township probably adds to the number of DUI arrests. Regardless of the reason, the Hillsborough Municipal Court, which is located at 379 South Branch Road, certainly does deal with its fair share of DWI cases. As you will see below, although these offenses are classified as traffic offenses as opposed to criminal offenses, the potential penalties that come along with a DUI conviction can be more devastating then some criminal offenses. If you would like to speak to one of our Hillsborough DWI defense attorneys today about your options, please do not hesitate to contact our office. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs and we strongly encourage anyone facing this type of charge to at least understand their rights and their options.
Do I have to Go to Court for a DUI in Hillsborough?
Anyone arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Hillsborough Township will be forced to defend those charges in the Hillsborough Municipal Court. The Hillsborough Municipal Court, which is a joint court with Montgomery and Manville Township, is located at 379 South Branch Road. Court will be in operation every Monday at 3:30 and 5 pm and every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Most of the DWI offenses will be scheduled for the Monday at 3:30 p.m. session. All DWI offenses will be prosecuted by William A. Fox Esq. and the Honorable Francesco Taddeo, J.M.C. will be the presiding judge. For more information on the Hillsborough Municipal Court, please click the link. For directions to the Hillsborough Municipal Court, please click the link below.
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Can I Avoid a License Loss on a DWI Charge in Hillsborough?
Since New Jersey prohibits plea bargaining in all DWI and DUI cases, it is essential to be able to challenge the State’s evidence. In order to better serve our clients, our office sought out and obtained specialized DWI defense training. One of the members of firms is not only a certified instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) but is also a certified administer of the Alcotest Machine. These are usually the two key pieces of evidence used in every DWI trial in New Jersey. Obtaining specialized training in order to better challenge these pieces of evidence allows for our office to better serve our clients. New Jersey is a zero tolerance State when it comes to DWI convictions, meaning that anyone convicted of a DWI will be required to forfeit their drivers license for a certain time period, even for a first time offender.
Need a DWI Attorney for a Case in Hillsborough NJ
As you can tell, the potential penalties for a DUI can be life altering. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, refusal to submit a breath sample, death by auto, leaving the scene of a fatal accident or any other offense for that matter in Hillsborough Township, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. To schedule a free initial consultation today, please contact our office directly at 908-533-1064.