Author Michael Noonan
Posted July 12, 2017
Category DUI/DWI Defense
Wall Township New Jersey is a large municipality which is located close to the Jersey Shore towns of Belmar and Asbury Park. Wall Township also has many major highways that run through the municipality. Because the municipality has many roadways which border the shore towns and shore bars, Wall Township Police charge a large number of people with DWI per month.
DWI in Wall Township as in all New Jersey towns can have serious consequences if an individual is found guilty of DWI. A first offense can carry a significant license suspension, a second offense can carry a very substantial license suspension and jail time and a third offense carries a decade long license suspension and a mandatory 180 day jail term.
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of the Wall Township DWI Lawyers at our law firm call our office day or night. Our attorneys will take the time to go over the specifics of your offense and any potential defenses that you may have. Some potential defenses to a DWI charge in Wall Township include filing a motion to suppress the basis for the motor vehicle stop and or the basis for the arrest as well as filing a motion to preclude the use of the breath test evidence.
A motion to suppress the basis for the motor vehicle stop means that an attorney will argue to the court that the police officer did not have a sufficient legal basis to pull over the vehicle which they stopped. If the officer did not have a sufficient legal basis the DWI charge can potentially be dismissed. Similarly, a motion to suppress the basis for an arrest means that the officer did not have legal grounds to place an individual under arrest for DWI. If the officer did not have this sufficient legal basis, the DWI charge may be dismissed. Finally, a motion to preclude the use of the breath test evidence asks the court to prevent the state from intruding the breath test results or the blood alcohol reading of the individual. If this motion is successful, the state will not be able to offer the individual’s blood alcohol content or BAC reading in the prosecution of the Wall Township DWI matter.
The specific facts and circumstances of each case will differ and therefore it is important that you contact an experienced Wall Township DWI Attorney. Our lawyers are available for a free consultation. Simply call our office at 732-303-7857 or use the forms on this site to get in touch with our firm.