Galloway Township DWI/DUI Defense Attorney
Galloway Township is located in Atlantic County in New Jersey, neighboring Atlantic City. Spanning almost 115 square miles, Garden State Parkway passes through the township, as do many other highways.
Galloway Township is also a hotspot for DWI/DUI charges. You can face serious legal consequences if you’re arrested for driving while intoxicated.
At the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, we know that even upstanding individuals can make mistakes, and we empathize with the stress you may be experiencing from a DWI charge. With over 35 years of experience in defending people charged with DWI offenses, John W. Tumelty will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights.
Mr. Tumeltry is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney. His wealth of experience in trials, negotiation and litigation has led to him winning numerous DWI cases for his clients.
DWI/DUI Offenses in Galloway Township Explained
While certain states use driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) to refer to different offenses, New Jersey uses DWI as the official legal charge. If you operate a vehicle in Galloway Township under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, you can be charged with a DWI offense.
Galloway Township, New Jersey has different types of DWI charges and penalties. A DWI can be brought against you if:
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or greater
- You operate a vehicle under the influence of a narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-forming drug, or under the influence of liquor
- You permit someone who’s intoxicated to operate a vehicle you own or are in custody or control of
If you’re stopped by Galloway Township law enforcement officials for suspicion of driving under the influence, they’ll have you perform several sobriety tests. This can include a Breathalyzer test, which is required by New Jersey law.
It’s important to know that refusing to take a Breathalyzer test can still result in a DWI charge, as well as additional offenses and penalties. These penalties can include being incarcerated, paying hundreds of dollars in fines, and the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
What to Do if You’re Arrested for a DWI Offense in Galloway Township
Being arrested for a DWI in Galloway Township doesn’t mean you have to live with this conviction on your record. In fact, you don’t even need to plead guilty. The first thing you should do is call an experienced DWI defense attorney to review your case.
With the skills, knowledge and experience of Mr. Tumelty, your chances of winning your DWI case increase significantly. As a former prosecutor, he has a comprehensive understanding of how DWI cases are handled by prosecutors. This gives him a unique advantage in developing robust legal strategies to protect your rights.
It can’t be overstated how important it is to secure legal representation when you face DWI charges. You can schedule a free consultation for you or a loved one by calling John Tumelty day or night at 609-385-4010 or sending him a message.