Red Bank DUI & DWI Attorney

Red Bank NJ DWI Charge Defense Attorneys

Red Bank has become one of the hottest spots in Monmouth County for those looking for a happening nightlife. That not only includes bars like the Downtown, Red Rock, Dublin House but restaurants like the Robinson Ale House, Teak, Buona Sera and Char Steakhouse.  With attractions like that, it should not be a surprise to hear that the Red Bank Police Department issued just under 100 driving while intoxicated offenses in 2017 alone. As you will see below, although a DWI offense is considered a traffic violation by its very nature, the potential ramifications if convicted, can be more crippling then some criminal offenses. Anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated in Red Bank, even if they are considered a first time offender, will be facing not only a lengthy loss of their driving privileges but up to thirty days in jail.

Do I need a Lawyer for a DUI Charge in Red Bank NJ?

DWI Charge Lawyer in Red Bank NJNew Jersey as a whole, including the Borough of Red Bank, takes DWI charges very seriously. These types of offenses can have absolutely devastating consequences for those convicted. In New Jersey, DWI offenses are one of only two offenses where plea bargaining is prohibited. That means, that unless your attorneys is able to create a viable defense, the likelihood of a favorable outcome is slim. That is one of the many reasons that our office has sought out and obtained specialized dui defense training, including being certified to administer the Alcotest Machine as well as being a certified instructor of the standardized field sobriety test. If you have unfortunately found yourself in facing a DWI charge in Red Bank, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys today about your options, then please feel free to contact our Middletown Office at 732-858-6959. Our office is located just a couple miles up Route 35 from the Red Bank Municipal Court.

Facing a DWI Charge in the Borough of Red Bank?

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated in violation of NJSA 39:4-50 in Red Bank, then you will be forced to appear in the Red Bank Municipal Court to answer for those charges. The Red Bank Municipal Court is located at 90 Monmouth Street and it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The Honorable Frank J. LaRocca, J.M.C. is the presiding judge for the Red Bank Municipal Court. Court will take place every Thursday morning at 9 a.m.. For more information on the Red Bank Municipal Court, please click the link.

Is there Jail Time for a DWI in NJ?

First and foremost, it is important to note here, that when it comes to sentencing purposes, New Jersey does not differentiate between driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence offenses. They are in essence one and the same.  DWI offenses are enhanceable offenses in New Jersey. In other words, anyone convicted of a second or subsequent offense will be facing enhanced penalties. Here is a breakdown of the potential penalties someone faces if convicted of driving under the influence in Red Bank.

First Offense: “Lower Tier” – BAC is less than .10%

  • 3 Month Ignition Interlock Device;
  • $400 Fine;
  • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • 30 Days in the Mercer County Jail

First Offense: BAC is greater then .10%

  • 7 to 12 Month Ignition Interlock Device
    • If the Reading was above .15% a 4 to 6 Month Loss of License too;
  • $400 Fine;
  • 12 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • 30 Days in the Mercer County Jail;
  • Ignition Interlock Device if the BAC is greater than .15%

Second Offense within Ten Years of First Offense:

  • 1 to 2 Year Loss of License;
  • $1,00 Fine;
  • 12 to 48 Hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
  • 2 to 90 Days in the Mercer County Jail;
  • 30 Days of Community Service;
  • Ignition Interlock Device is mandatory

Third or Subsequent Offense within Ten Years of Second Offense:

  • 8 Year Loss of License;
  • $1,000 Fine;
  • Mandatory 180 Days in the Mercer County Jail; 90 of which can be served in a Inpatient Rehab;
  • 90 Days of Community Service;
  • Ignition Interlock Device during the license suspension.

DUI Defense Attorneys in Red Bank New Jersey

As you can tell from reading above, the penalties associated, even with a first time offender, for driving under the influence can be unforgiving. If you have been charged with DWI, assault by auto, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, death by auto, eluding or any other offense for that matter in Red Bank, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To speak to one of the criminal lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law about your options today, please contact our Middletown Office at 732-858-6959 or you can try contacting us online. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. So if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.