Penalties

The Former Holmdel Prosecutor & Our Defense Staff Are Ready To Help You

The biggest issue that comes to mind following a DWI arrest is what will be the consequences if I am convicted. This concern is understandable as the penalties are extremely serious whether the conviction is for a first offense, second offense or third offense. And most of the more significant penalties that the municipal court judge in Holmdel has to apply are mandatory. The most significant mandatory penalty is a suspension of your drivers license. There are other ramifications including impositions of fines and assessments, division of motor vehicle surcharges, intoxicated drivers resource commission time, community service, ignition interlock and even jail.

Our Skilled Attorneys Can Help You Avoid DWI Penalties in Holmdel

The best move you can make in our opinion is to hire the best attorney you can afford. In this regard, our firm has formidable credentials in DWI defense and, on top of it, we have an lawyer on our staff who prosecuted in Holmdel Municipal Court — Nicholas Moschella Jr. Nick and the other members of our defense team, including Jonathan F. Marshall, former prosecutor in the adjacent towns of Matawan and Hazlet, are ready to insure that the impact of this arrest is minimized.

The law in NJ imposes a mandatory period of license suspension if you are convicted of DWI in Holmdel. Your license will be suspended for three months to 12 months for a First Offense, two years for a Second Offense and ten years for a Third Offense. A state surcharge of $1,000 for three years is imposed following first or second conviction and $1,500 for three years for a third. Jail is also possible with up to 30 days for a first, 2-90 days for a second, and 180 days for a third offense. The amount of fines and assessments can range from approximately $650 to $1,500. The court may also order installation of an ignition interlock, community service, and other penalties depending on the circumstances of a particular case.

If you were arrested on a Holmdel NJ DWI, we can help. Give us a call anytime 24/7 and one of our lawyers will be happy to review the facts of your case and advise you how we can assist you. Initial consultations are without charge so do not hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to speak to one of our experienced Holmdel DWI attorneys.