DUI Attorneys Serving All of New Jersey
If you have been cited for a DUI, DWI or other municipal court offense, the possibility of going to court and facing significant penalties may be daunting. While municipal court offenses are not as serious as other criminal offenses in New Jersey or New York, they can still have a large impact on your driving record. Drunk driving offenses can also affect your automobile insurance and your future. It is important to protect your interests by hiring a knowledgeable lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., in Freehold, New Jersey, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients against charges of DUI and DWI, and all other municipal court offenses. Contact our firm by e-mail or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752). We have more than two decades of legal experience and can help to reduce or eliminate the charges against you.
Competent DUI Arrest Defense
Being arrested for driving under the influence is not the end of the battle. Our DUI defense lawyers work with you to learn all the facts about your traffic stop. If the arresting officer did not have probable cause for stopping you, your charges could be dismissed. We also investigate the matter further to determine whether the breath tests were administered properly, if sobriety test protocols were correctly followed and whether your Miranda warnings were given.
Municipal Court and Your Rights
By having your case heard in municipal court instead of criminal court, you are facing less severe punishment, with limits on the amount of jail time, fines and restitution that you could face. You will also, however, have your case heard by only a judge, as there is no trial by jury in municipal court. There are many charges that are heard in municipal courts in New Jersey and New York, including:
- DUI and DWI offenses, including second and third offenses
- All drug charges, including simple possession of marijuana
- Disorderly conduct
- Property crimes, including theft, robbery, burglary and shoplifting
- Assaults, harassment, domestic violence and sexual assaults
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Driving without insurance
- Driving with suspended or revoked license
If your DUI charge has enough aggravating factors, it may need to be moved to the State Superior Court. We have an extensive understanding of all courts throughout New Jersey and can guide you through the process while fighting to save your driver’s license.
Contact the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C. for Powerful Representation
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., we provide aggressive and affordable legal representation that is tailored to our clients’ individual needs. Contact us by e-mail or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752). We speak Spanish, Russian, Yiddish, Portuguese and Hebrew.