If you have been charged with a West Windsor DWI, you have rights and there are defenses to the charges you face. One of the most important rights you have is the right to remain silent. Admissions such as “I only had 2 beers” will not score you points for honesty. Rather, they will used to convict you and suspend your license.
A fair amount of DWI arrests are made in West Windsor. West Windsor Police make most DUI arrests in the township on Route 571 and Clarksburg Road. If you have been charged with drunk driving anywhere in Mercer County, call now to speak with a NJ DWI Lawyer.
West Windsor Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DWI charges in the township. The prosecutor in West Windsor Court is Jeffrey Rubin, Esq. Mr. Rubin is also the prosecutor in East Windsor Township. The two towns, while next door to each other, each have their own municipal governments, police forces, and courts. The judge in West Windsor is the Honorable Mary Siobhan Brennan, J.M.C.
A DWI charge in West Windsor will be formally written on a traffic summons, like any traffic ticket. The ticket will have a mandatory court appearance entered near the bottom. This is the date which you must retain an attorney or appear in court. If you appear in court, the judge will read the charges to you in open court, advise you of your rights, and accept your plea.
This first appearance is waivable by the court. The rules are that you must have retained an attorney. Your attorney must fax or mail a letter to the court informing them that you have been explained your rights, what the charges are and what penalties you face. While many attorneys do not do so, the rules also require a certification that you have received a copy of the complaints / summons.
After either waiving or appearing at your arraignment, the next step in DWI defense is to enter a not-guilty plea and file other documents with the court. These documents include a discovery request and a demand for a speedy trial. After obtaining the discovery (evidence) it will probably be appropriate to file a notice of motion to suppress evidence. This motion will preserve your right to challenge the results of the breath test.
In NJ DWI litigation, the most most important piece of discovery is typically the outcome of the breath tests. Not submitting to breath sampling will result in a charge of refusal to submit to breath testing. Other charges also also filed for any other moving violations the officers believe you committed.
Call to speak with DWI lawyer who has experience in the West Windsor Court. My office is in central New Jersey and I regularly appear in this court.