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East Rutherford DWI Charges

If you have been arrested for DWI charges in East Rutherford, New Jersey, there are thousands of people just like you who are pulled over leaving MetLife Stadium, the Meadowlands, or traveling to or from Manhattan every year. Even locals in East Rutherford face charges for driving under the influence because police are constantly patrolling the roads in search of drunk drivers. If you are charged with DUI in East Rutherford,  you face fines, loss of license, and potential jail time. However, all DWI cases can potentially be beaten. I know what you’re going through, and it’s not fun for anyone.  I am contacted by people every day who have been arrested for DWI, looking for some information about their situation.  If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in East Rutherford or elsewhere in Bergen County, New Jersey, please Click Here for more information about many topics related to your charge, or watch our video series on How To Beat DWI.

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“I highly recommend Travis and his law firm. A year ago I got into an accident, blood drawn, DUI. I knew I was facing life changing charges. Travis was able to get me off with no charges! When the judge reached a verdict, he mentioned the “good work of my attorney” that prevented them from proceeding with my prosecution. It is safe to say Travis saved my life and if your in a tough spot I highly recommend Travis to be your attorney.”

Since East Rutherford DWI offenses come with stiff penalties, you want to be sure you have the best representation to help you challenge the breath test results, how the field sobriety test was conducted, as well as any other improper arrest and police procedures.

As a DWI attorney, I understand the specific defenses that work in this type of case.  Here’s what I can promise you about myself and the representation that you will receive if you hire The Tormey Law Firm:

  • I have a series of advanced defense tactics that I use in DWI cases, like “Challenging the Field Sobriety Tests“, “Challenging The Initial Stop“, or “Challenging the 20 Minute Observation Period“. I’ve use these strategies in thousands of DWI cases that I’ve handled.
  • I am one of few NJ DWI Attorneys that is certified to operate and therefore challenge the breath testing device that the police use in DWI charges. There are very few attorneys that can say the same thing. This allows me to “Fight The Alcotest Reading“.
  • My tactics and strategies in the courtroom have allowed me to build relationships with the prosecutors that you are facing. If they know that their case can be dismantled, they are far more likely to negotiate instead of going to trial.
  • I enjoy fighting DWI cases in court, and I am passionate about winning.
  • I am going to help you get through this. I will answer all of your questions, I will let you know exactly where and when you need to be in court, and I will be available any time you need me.

If you want to feel better about your case, watch the videos that explain how I beat DWI charges. It’s a great way for me to show you exactly what I do to attack DWI charges. I prefer to let my methods and my results in court speak for themselves.

Please also don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call me. I am available for free DWI consultations and I’m more than happy give you my suggestions on your case.

I understand what you’re going through, and I’m ready to help you get through this. Give me a call and I’m on your side.

Charged with DWI in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Nestled in the valley between two rivers, the Passaic and the Hackensack, this quaint 4.5 square mile Bergen County borough called East Rutherford packs a lot of play on a little bit of land. Want to see the Jets play the Giants? Catch the game at the MetLife stadium. Not into football? Check out New Meadowlands Market or the American Dream mall for some great deals on shopping and eating, making sure to take the kids into Nickelodeon Universe while at the mall. So much to do in such a small space, but if you plan to enjoy a beer or two during the game or at the mall’s dining establishments, you had best not drive afterward. East Rutherford, like the rest of the state, is serious about keeping drunk drivers off the road.

If you are stopped in East Rutherford and suspected of DWI, you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests, consisting of several types of tests. An officer may ask you to follow his finger with your eyes, which is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. Eye jerking or inability to follow suggests impairment. You may also be asked to walk one foot in front of the other in a line, the walk and turn test, and stand with one leg raised for 30 seconds, the one-leg stand test. Performing poorly means you are likely to be arrested and take the breathalyzer test next, which requires you to breathe into a device that registers your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If your BAC is .08% or over, chances are you will be charged with a DUI. If this happens to you, you will be required to appear in East Rutherford Municipal Court, where you will be prosecuted.

East Rutherford Municipal Court Information for a DUI

The following information about the East Rutherford Municipal Court is provided below to help you out:

East Rutherford Municipal Court

117 Stanley Street
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

The East Rutherford Municipal Court can be contacted directly during the court hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm from Monday through Friday by calling (201) 438-0169. The Court Administration is Margaret M. Stuiso and the Deputy Court Administrator is Nancy Farina. The Honorable George O. Savino is the presiding Municipal Court Judge. Adam J. Boyle is the Municipal Prosecutor and John J. Bruno, Jr. is the public defender. Court sessions are held on the first, second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month beginning at 1:00pm. You can visit the official website for the East Rutherford Municipal Court for more information.

Directions to East Rutherford Municipal Court:

From Route 17 South:
Watch for sign “route 120 SOUTH/Patterson Plank Rd” but exit onto HOBOKEN ROAD just before the overpass (Meadowlands Diner is on the corner)…proceed on Hoboken Road up the hill, past 1 traffic light …continue 3 blocks and turn left onto 1ST STREET…proceed on 1st Street until reaching PATERSON AVENUE…turn left on Paterson Avenue, continue until reaching EVERETT PLACE…turn right on Everett Place.

Go to ROUTE 17 NORTH…exit at PATERSON PLANK ROAD…make left onto Paterson Plank Road (which becomes Paterson Avenue). Turn left on Paterson Avenue, continue until reaching EVERETT PLACE…turn right on Everett Place.

From GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH (Washington Township and points north):

Get off at Exit 163…exit bears off from left-hand lane and merges into ROUTE 17 SOUTH. Follow directions from Route 17 South above.

Get off at Exit 153…ROUTE 3 EAST. Follow directions from Route 3 East above.

Get off at exit 16W…follow signs for ROUTE 3 WEST. Follow directions from Route 3 West above.

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What Happens if Convicted of DUI in East Rutherford?

Getting a DWI, even for the first time, is serious business in New Jersey. The law requires that anyone caught driving under the influence of alcohol must install an ignition interlock device, which acts like a breathalyzer and prevents a car from starting if a driver has a BAC reading of 0.05% or higher. If they blow a 0.08% to 0.10% BAC, they keep the device in their car for 3 months, and 7 to 12 months for registering 0.10% to 0.15%. However, a first- time offender’s license is not generally suspended if their BAC is between 0.8 and 0.15, only until they install the interlock device. If they blow over 0.15, they lose their license for 4 to 6 months and must drive with the interlock device for 9 to 15 months after that.

Tougher still, a second DUI offense means your driver’s license is suspended for 1 to 2 years, and you must drive with an ignition interlock for 2 to 4 years. Three or more DUI or DWI offenses result in an 8 year period of license suspension and an interlock device for 2 to 4 years. Refusing to take a breath test is also an offense with specific penalties. If you are convicted for refusing to submit to a breath test, your license is suspended until you install an ignition interlock device, which you must drive with for 9 to 15 months (this is for a first refusal, after which the penalties get worse). And a person convicted of driving under the influence of drugs (narcotics, hallucinogens, and addictive drugs) loses their license for 7 to 12 months but does not have to install an interlock device. Otherwise, the penalties are the same as those for driving under the influence of alcohol convictions.

However, license suspension and driving with an interlock device are not the only penalties for a DWI in East Rutherford. If convicted for your first offense, you pay between $250.00 and $500.00 in fines, and pay higher insurance premiums, along with a three-year $1,000.00 annual surcharge. You also spend 48 hours in a two-day Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and up to 30 days in jail. For a second offense, the fine increases to $1,000.00 and the jail term extends to a potential 90 days plus 30 days of community service. A third offense enlarges the incarceration period to potentially six months and the insurance surcharge to $1,500.00 per year for three years. And these fines do not even include the fees you pay for installing and maintaining the interlock device, which is costly. What’s more, a conviction in East Rutherford Municipal Court results in a DWI on your driving record with the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Fight a DWI in East Rutherford Court

We have a number of defense strategies to fight your DWI in East Rutherford Court which include the following:

  • Challenge the probable cause for the traffic stop – Did the police officer have probable cause to pull you over in the first place?
  • Challenge the field sobriety tests – These are standardized tests that must use proper instructions and must be demonstrated to your properly.
  • Challenge the breath testing device – Was the machine working properly? Solution changes, calibration records
  • Challenge the process – the police officers must watch you for 20 minutes before placing you on the machine. If not done properly, it could give the machine a false reading. They also must remove all electronic devices from the room – radios, phones, smart watches, etc. They must also use a new mouthpiece for each breath sample you provide.

If we are able to attack the State’s evidence and processes, it can result in your breath test results being excluded in court and in some cases even your DWI can be dismissed entirely.

Arrested for DWI in East Rutherford?

A drunk driving charge can be a scary thing that can significantly damage your reputation and hinder your life for months or even years. At The Tormey Law Firm, we know the stakes in these cases and we fight tirelessly to help minimize or avoid the consequences of DWI altogether. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or under the influence in East Rutherford or elsewhere in Bergen County, contact us today at (201)-556-1570 for a free consultation about your specific case. We will be happy to answer your questions and begin building your best defense.


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