Considering how tiny Hightstown Borough is, Hightstown Police make an impressive amount of arrests for DWI, DUI, Drunk Drunk Driving. Most of these DWI charges take place on Main Street and Route 33. If arrested for a traffic ticket or DWI in Hightstown, call now to speak with a Hightstown DWI lawyer before you go to court.
If you are charged with a DWI in Hightstown, you will be scheduled for a first appearance (“arraignment”) before Judge Newman in the Highstown Court. The prosecutor in Englishtown Borough is Robert Yostembowski, Esq. Your appearance at this hearing may be waived if you have already retained an attorney.
Hightstown is located completely encircled by East Windsor Township. The Borough lies in eastern Mercer County New Jersey. However, despite talk for the last few years about Hightstown merging with East Windsor Municipal Court, Highstown has its own town committee, municipal government and police department.
The consequences of being found guilty of a DUI in the State of New Jersey are quite serious. For a first offense, you must lose your drivers license for 90 days if your Blood Alcohol Content is between .08 and .1. Your license will be suspended from 7 months to 1-year if your BAC is .1 or above. Severe financial penalties will also be imposed. You must attend the intoxicated driver’s resource center. You must pay the DMV $1,000 surcharge every year for three years. You can also go to jail (usually unlikely). The penalties only get worse for second, third and subsequent offenses.
Hightstown Municipal Court meets on Wednesdays nights at 1:30 and 6:00 p.m.