Egg Harbor Township DWI/DUI Defense Attorney
Egg Harbor, New Jersey is a large township bordered by several Atlantic County towns, including Galloway Township, Absecon and Somers Point. Many people travel through Egg Harbor Township on their way to Atlantic City, driving on the Atlantic City Expressway and the Garden State Parkway.
With so many motorists traveling through Egg Harbor, the Egg Harbor Police Department makes numerous arrests for DWI/DUI offenses each year. And prosecutors in Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court can take advantage of you and your fear about what’s to come.
If you’re facing DWI charges, it’s essential to talk to a lawyer. Criminal defense attorney John Tumelty is experienced in providing first-rate defense against DWI or DUI charges in Egg Harbor. For over 35 years, he’s helped people charged with DWI win their cases.
Understanding DWI Offenses in Egg Harbor Township
You may wonder if there’s a difference between the terms driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI). They may be used interchangeably in everyday speech, but under New Jersey law, DWI is the official term for driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
In Egg Harbor, New Jersey, there are different types of DWI violations, each with various penalties. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or greater, or you drive while inebriated by alcohol or a narcotic, hallucinogenic, or habit-forming drug,
you can be charged with a DWI offense.
If Egg Harbor Police pull you over because they suspect you’re driving while intoxicated, they can administer a Breathalyzer test in addition to other Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Submitting to a Breathalyzer test is mandated by New Jersey law. You can still be charged with a DWI if you decline, and you can be charged with other offenses for refusing the test.
Penalties for a DWI can include incarceration, fines, and the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. The penalties you incur will vary, depending on whether this is your first violation or a repeat offense.
What to Do if You’re Facing DWI Charges in Egg Harbor Township
If you’re arrested for a DWI, you don’t have to plead guilty. The first thing to do is get sound legal representation. With a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, you can significantly increase your chances of defeating your DWI charges.
If you or someone you love is facing DWI charges in Egg Harbor Township, the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty can help. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney who will work to protect your rights and preserve your future.
Mr. Tumelty is both a former State and Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor. Combined with his vast trial experience, his former roles provide him with a unique insight into how prosecutors approach DWI cases and how to strategize a strong DWI defense.
To schedule a free consultation about your case, call Mr. Tumelty at 609-385-4010 or send him a message – available 24/7.