Toms River issues the highest volume of Driving While Intoxicated arrests among Ocean County towns and is one of the most active towns in the State of New Jersey in terms of DWI arrests. If you have been charged with a Toms River DUI, then you are probably anxious and confused about your next steps. Now is the time to gain an understanding of your potential penalties, understand your options, and find legal representation that will give you the best chance to beat or downgrade your DUI or Related charges that may include:

  • Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test
  • Underage DWI
  • Drug DUI
  • DWI in a School Zone
  • Second Offense DUI
  • Third or Subsequent DUI Offense

For more information on how we can fight your Toms River DWI, continue reading or visit our Ocean County DWI Center.

DUI Lawyers in Toms River, NJ

McGuckin Law is here to help. We are a Toms River law firm that is located five minutes from Toms River Municipal Court. Please browse our website, stop by our local office, or contact us at 732.924.4200 today for a free consultation with an experienced Toms River DWI lawyer to find out if we are the right fit for your DWI matter. We are available nights and weekends.

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DWI Penalties in New Jersey

DWI convictions result in severe penalties. The penalties increase when it is a second offense, third offense, or subsequent offense and also when accompanied by aggravating offenses such as Refusal or DUI in a School Zone.

First Offense NJ DUI Penalties

  • 3-12 Month Loss of License
  • 12 Hours Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • Up to about $800 in Fines and Court Costs
  • Possible Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Incarceration at Judge’s Discretion (Extremely rare on 1st)

Second Offense NJ DWI Penalties

  • 2 Year Loss of License
  • 48 Hours IDRC
  • Up to about $1000 in Fines and Court Costs
  • Mandatory Ignition Interlock
  • 2-90 Days Incarceration at Judge’s Discretion

Third Offense NJ DWI Penalties

  • 10 Year Loss of License
  • 48 Hours IDRC
  • 180 Days in Jail (Mandatory, but 90 days can be served in an in-patient facility)
  • Mandatory Ignition Interlock
  • Over $1000 in Fines and Court Costs

Toms River NJ Refusal Lawyers

As you can see, New Jersey DWI statutes are serious. State law prohibits probationary driver’s licenses. It also prohibits plea-bargaining DUI offenses with the town prosecutor. As a result, the best defense for a DUI is an aggressive and tactical offense.

When you hire McGuckin Law to fight your case, you can be sure that we will attack every possible piece of evidence that the State will use to prosecute you. Toms River Police and New Jersey State Troopers must follow specific protocol along every step of a Driving While Intoxicated Arrest. These include:

  • The validity of the initial traffic stop.
  • Whether the Field Sobriety Tests is an actual reflection of intoxication, or if leg, back, equilibrium, or other external factors skewed the results.
  • Whether the police report accurately reflects audio and visual evidence from the MVR (dash cam video).
  • Whether the Alcotest 7110 machine was administered and calibrated correctly.
  • Other issues, such as officer certification to administer breath test, statements, etc.

In order to convict you of a DWI, the State must demonstrate operation and intoxication beyond a reasonable doubt. Operation pertains to the driver having exercising physical control over the vehicle while driving or demonstrating intent to operate the vehicle. Intoxication is gauged by way of officer observations, results of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and the BAC% measured by the Alcotest 7110 by way of a breath sample.

Our experience in defending DUI cases has led to successful dismissals and significant downgrades. To find out if we are the right fit for you, contact our local Toms River Office at 732.924.4200.

Arrested for DWI in Toms River

McGuckin Law is a Toms River law firm that is prepared to fight your Toms River DUI. Your matter will be heard in Toms River Municipal Court before Judge James A. Liguori or Judge Damian G. Murray. For serious representation and a case strategy designed to the facts of your legal matter, call us any time for a free consultation.