Experienced Middletown NJ DWI Defense Attorneys
It is not unusual for members of the Middletown Police Department and the Holmdel Station of the State Police to issue over 300 DWI offenses in the Township over the course of a year. As attorneys who have been working in the Monmouth County court system for several decades and have even served as prosecutors in neighboring towns like Matawan, Holmdel and Hazlet, we are extremely well acquainted with the Middletown Municipal Court, its two judges, prosecutors and even many police officers in the town. This definitely comes in handy in defending a DUI charge in Middletown. There is, however, far more to our firm than familiarity with the court that makes us a prime candidate to handle your case. Those who hire our firm also obtain representation by the largest DWI/DUI team in the state, five (5) of the states approximately fifty (50) Alcotest certified attorneys, three (3) of the less than ten (10) who are certified instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and one of approximately (3) firms with its own Alcotest machine in New Jersey. We are highly respected advocates that know what works and what is necessary to successfully defend a first offense, second offense or third offense (or greater).
Skill To Effectively Defend Your Middletown DWI Charge
Individuals often think that the best decision is to hire the lawyer whose office is closest to the Courthouse. While we certainly would be a viable candidate with an office just a few miles from the court, this is not the only criteria you should be thinking about. Rather, you must search for the most qualified attorneys in terms of fighting your breath test refusal, drug DUI or underage DWI. The reason is because neither Gerald Massell, the prosecutor in the town, nor either Judge Thompson or Pugliese, can legally accept anything short of a guilty plea absent a genuine factual or legal issue that raises reasonable doubt concerning your charge. It doesn’t matter that one of our attorneys or another one is drinking or golf buddies with anyone — it will come down to whether your representative can identify a bona fide argument that causes the prosecutor and/or police to be unable to convict you for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana or another drug. This is why experience and credentials should be of the upmost concern for you in your search for a DWI defense attorney. At least three (3) of the members of our firm have over 20 years in practice defending and prosecuting these cases in the immediate area, and one of the attorneys was even in charge of DWI training at the Monmouth County Police Academy. Colin Bonus, who has over 30 years experience, is among a handful who are both instructors in Field Sobriety Testing and certified on the Alcotest Breath Test machine, and routinely appears in Middletown Municipal Court on drunk driving violations.
Respected Middletown DWI Defense Attorneys Who Can Effectively Defend Your Charge
In our opinion, the internet is a double edged sword. While it allows consumers like yourself to see whats out there in terms of representation for a Middletown DWI, information can be confusing and even deceptive. This is the primary reason why you need to do your research and look beyond sales pitch. What experience and qualifications does the attorney really possess in terms of defending a drug or alcohol related N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 violation? Is this really a firm or lawyer who specializes in drunk driving defense? Does he or she routinely appear on DWI cases in Middletown? If you are able to find an attorney who meets these tests, take the time to speak to the lawyer on the telephone or in person, and ask yourself whether this is someone who instills confidence. We know that our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is among the few that can and you deserve nothing less when it comes to your future. If you are seeking attorneys with exceptional qualifications for defending a DWI in Middletown NJ, call us. We can help you avoid a conviction for DWI, DUI or Refusal, whether this is your first, second or even third violation.