North Brunswick Municipal Court, also known as North Brunswick DUI Court, DWI Court, has original jurisdiction in cases involving drunk driving arrests, disorderly persons arrests and traffic violations. North Brunswick Township is patrolled by North Brunswick Police and New Jersey State Police.
Most DWI arrests in North Brunswick take place on Route 1, Route 130, Route 26, Route 27, and Route 91. If you have been arrested for a DUI in North Brunswick Township, call a North Brunswick DWI lawyer to find out if it may be possible to beat the DWI or secure you the best possible plea agreement. This may include getting the breath test (Alcotest) readings thrown out, or getting the DWI or other tickets dismissed or with the minimum penalties.
New Jersey DWI law is always evolving and requires defense attorneys to be creative, experienced and knowledgable. You should not hire a general practicioner to represent you for your North Brunswick DWI.
The first part of defending against a DUI charge is to attend your first appearance and enter a plea of not-guilty. If you retain a defense attorney before your first arraignment, your appearance can be waived at this hearing. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. So you should really not say anything at this point other than “not-guilty”.
Next, your attorney will demand a speedy trial and request all discovery in your case. Discovery simply means evidence. You have the right to have all evidence in your case turned over, as well as any information which may lead to exculpatory evidence under Brady v. Maryland and Rule 7:7-7. Your attorney should make sure to obtain all police reports, narratives, arrests reports, both the officer’s dash cam (MVR) and any in-station video which may exist.
There is also a battery of reports pertaining to the alcotest machine, including the Alcohol influence report (AIR). The police dispatch time log, known as the Computer Automated Dispatch Report (CAD) should also be requested, along with the Data Downloads from the breath testing machine. The Data Downloads are only downloaded every six months, which may delay your case.