Woodbridge NJ DWI Attorneys
If you or a loved one is facing a Woodbridge DWI charge, then it is in your best interest to hire a skilled, aggressive, and experienced attorney for assistance in beating the charges.
At Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver we believe that the unique qualifications and expertise of our attorneys are unmatched for handling your Woodbridge DWI. Above you will note that our office employs former prosecutors and attorneys who are certified in the usage and instruction of field sobriety tests and Alcotest 7110. These qualifications are yours when you contact our attorneys at our Woodbridge office.
New Jersey’s driving while intoxicated law is set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. This statute prohibits any person from operating a motor vehicle in Woodbridge and elsewhere in the state while possessing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater. The statute also forbids any person from operating a vehicle under the influence of illicit drugs, including marijuana. If the person operating the motor vehicle is underage, then the state enforces a Zero Tolerance Policy that prohibits anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age from operating a vehicle with a BAC of .02 or greater.
In order to prove a DWI, the prosecutor in Woodbridge must establish operation of the vehicle and intoxication. Pursuant to N.J.S.A 39:4-50, the element of operation is established only if there is actual operation or if it is clear that the offender exhibits: 1.) physical control over the vehicle, 2.) the ability to operate the vehicle, and 3.) an intent to operate the vehicle (e.g. keys in the ignition with intention to move vehicle).
Intoxication is usually established by the Township of Woodbridge police by way of a breath sample (Breathalyzer Test) but can also be proven through blood and urine analysis. Where scientific evidence of this nature is lacking, a DWI or DUI can be proven through Field Sobriety Testing for alcohol intoxication or Drug Recognition Testing for driving “under the influence” of drugs.
You should know that our attorneys often find DWI offenses to be flawed based on faulty Breathalyzer and/or Field Sobriety Tests. Just because you submitted to and failed a breath test, it does not mean that you are definitely guilty of a DWI. Seasoned attorneys can pinpoint technical elements of mistaken police procedure and protocol. Often, the slightest mistake or technicality can alleviate or outright dismiss a DWI charge. Field Sobriety Tests can also be overturned in Woodbridge Municipal Court because of similar technicalities.
The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver stand ready to defend you or your loved one against a DWI or DUI charge. Please feel free to consult one of our uniquely qualified attorneys by phone at 732-634-0700 or visit us at our Woodbridge office.