South Plainfield Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DWI arrests made in the town. New Jersey’s DWI statute is NJSA 39:4-50. The South Plainfield Police are very active in patrolling the town. The New Jersey State Police Patrol the portion of Rt 287 that traverses South Plainfield.
Route 602 and Route 603 also bring in some DUI arrests in South Plainfield. They are known locally as Maple Avenue and Plainfield Avenue. The City of Plainfield is just to the North of South Plainfield. Plainfield is more urban and experiencing a recent surge of gang and drug violence.
One common misconception about New Jersey DWI law is that you do not have to take a breath sample. This belief is not only untrue, but often leads to another charge of Refusal under NJSA 39:4-50.4a. A Reckless driving ticket is almost always given with a DWI charge in South Plainfield. Reckless driving is a 5pt ticket, contrary to NJSA 39:4-96
South Plainfield is organized politically as a borough. The town was officially formed in the 1920s from pieces of what is now known as Piscataway Township. About 25,000 people call South Plainfield home.
If you are charged with a South Plainfield DUI, you are entitled to competent legal representation. If you are indigent, you may make application to be represented by the public defender. If not, you should contact a lawyer who is familiar with the court and knowledgable about NJ DWI law. Anthony J. Vecchio is an attorney who commonly appears in courts throughout Middlesex County. Call for a consultation on your case 24/7.