Robbinsville Police, with some help from New Jersey State Police, issue a substantial amount of summons for drunk driving. Call a Robbinsville DWI Court Lawyer to discuss your case before appearing for your arraignment. With the court’s permission, your first appearance can be waived by your attorney as long as you have received a copy of the summons and your attorney has advised you of your rights and the penalties you may be facing. Your attorney will enter a plea of “Not-Guilty” on your behalf.
For obvious reasons, most DUI charges are made following motor vehicle stops for traffic tickets. In Robbinsville, many of these occur after traffic stops for tickets on Route 130. The Judge presiding in Robbinsville DUI Court is the Honorable Douglas Hoffman, J.M.C. The prosecutor is Christopher K. Koutsouris, Esq. However, there are cases where the defendant was not even driving, but still convicted of DWI in New Jersey. The standard is “intent to drive.”
While this may sound strange, considering the following hypothetical: Suspect walks out of bar visibly intoxicated. Stumbles around the parking lot searching for his or her car. Finally finds it, and while barely coherent, gets in the driver’s seat and puts the keys in the ignition. New Jersey drivers have been convicted for DUI under this same general fact pattern. Some of these individuals have been found not guilty as well, and these “operation” cases are obviously highly fact-senstiive and open for a lot of debate most of the time.
In situations where operation of the vehicle is clear, there are still many defenses that can be raised. None are easy, in New Jersey there is a lot of political consideration that drives our drunk driving laws. Politics aside, everyone can agree that no one should drive while under the influence under any circumstances. But if you are the one charged, you may face penalties that unfortunately beyond what may seem appropriate. Call an attorney to discuss if their may be any way to beat a New Jersey DUI.