Paramus NJ DUI Lawyer
“If you have been charged with DWI in Paramus, New Jersey you need a defense attorney who can combat every aspect of the case against you. Being worried about the fines, license suspension, and insurance premiums associated with a DWI conviction is understandable. Fortunately, we can take a stand against your charges.”
Each and every year, there are numerous people arrested in Paramus for DWI charges. Paramus is a major retail hub in New Jersey, with tons of shopping centers and five malls, including Westfield Garden State Plaza at the intersection of Routes 4 and 17. People come from outside of Bergen County and even out-of-state to shop in Paramus and police are well aware of all of the restaurants and bars in the area. They also know the people drive through the borough all the time because of the major highways. All of this adds up to tons of officers from the Paramus Police Department and New Jersey State Troopers who are on constant patrol searching for potential DUI’s. If you are among the countless drivers charged with DWI offenses in Paramus, you are likely overwhelmed about the consequences you are facing and wondering how best to handle this situation. Depending on whether this is your first offense in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, whether you have been accused of driving on drugs, and factors such as your blood alcohol concentration at the time, being convicted could mean suspension of your driving privileges, an ignition interlock device, sizable financial penalties, and more. Fortunately, our skilled Paramus DWI attorneys battle these charges every day. Our defenses are very effective, and very specific. Watch our videos on how to beat DWI charges.
If you choose to enlist the help of The Tormey Law Firm, you can rest-assured that your case is being handled by some of the most trained, credentialed, and experienced DWI lawyers in the state. Our team includes a certified Alcotest operator, who knows how to calibrate and perform tests on the breath testing device that police use after arresting suspected drunk drivers. We use this knowledge and training to effectively “Fight The Alcotest Reading” in many cases. We also have a field sobriety instructor who is well-versed in the many strategies for “Challenging the Field Sobriety Tests” that supposedly justify your DUI. Other avenues that we may pursue after reviewing the discovery in your case range from “Challenging The Initial Stop” to “Challenging the 20 Minute Observation Period.” By understanding and knowing inside and out the processes and requirements that police have to follow when arresting and charging someone with DWI, we can devise the best defense strategy to challenge your case in Paramus Municipal Court. We have done this on behalf of thousands of clients in Paramus and throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. To talk to a lawyer about your DWI case in a free consultation and discuss the representation that you might need in court, call (201) 556-1571 or contact us online now.
Paramus Municipal Court Information for Your DWI Case
Here is some useful information that you will need for a DWI/DUI case in the Borough of Paramus, New Jersey.
1 East Jockish Square, Paramus, NJ
Paramus is a very busy borough in Bergen County, NJ. It is a suburb of New York City, hosting a population of 26,342 people and stretching over 10.5 square miles. Within the bounds of the municipality, there are a number of highly trafficked roadways, many of which offer access to the many prominent stores and shopping centers that Paramus offers. For example, Routes 4 and 17 intersect in the area of Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, while there are a number of other notable shopping destinations on Route 4 and Route 17. In all, there are over 120 miles of roads in the borough and the Garden State Parkway also traverses the town. If you want to shop, eat, or recreate in Paramus, the opportunities abound. But on your way to or from the many shopping activities and things to do, you may be stopped by police for a mere traffic infraction that spirals into charges driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
DWI and DUI charges happen all the time in Paramus, whether on the major roads or one of the countless side streets that provide access to the rest of the municipality. People on their way to Manhattan also find themselves arrested in Paramus if they are suspected of driving while impaired. Regardless of the specific situation, being charged with driving under the influence or refusing to submit to a breath test in Paramus means you will have an upcoming appearance and be prosecuted in the Paramus Municipal Court.
The Paramus Municipal Court is located in the Paramus Hall Building on Route 17 North. The court office is open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, and the court office can be contacted directly at 201-265-2100 (ext. 2320). There are two judges that hear and decide Paramus Municipal Court cases, the Honorable Judge Joseph L. Mecca, Jr. and the Honorable Judge Richard J. Conte. Cynthia Holmes is the Court Administrator. For more information on the Paramus Municipal Court, please visit their website.
There are some things you should know before you attend court for an alleged DWI in Paramus. For instance, you are not entitled to a jury trial as you would otherwise be if your case was sent to the Superior Court in Bergen County. DUI’s and other criminal and traffic offenses handled in municipal court are decided by the presiding judge, who is tasked with determining guilt or innocence. Another unique aspect of DWI law in New Jersey is the prohibition of negotiated pleas to resolve these cases. While in a criminal case, your lawyer may be able to assist you with pleading to a lesser offense subject to lesser penalties, this is not an option for DUI cases. This makes the stakes even higher when you or a loved one has been accused of driving under the influence of liquor or a controlled dangerous substance.
Directions to Paramus Municipal Court:
From George Washington Bridge:
Take Route 4 West to Route 17 North.
From Garden State Parkway Northbound:
Take exit 161 to Route 4 East to Route 17 North.
From Garden State Parkway Southbound:
Take exit 163 to Route 17 Southbound. Make the u-turn at Route 4 and get onto Route 17 Northbound. The court will be located on your right side.
From Route 17 South:
Make the u-turn at Route 4, and get onto Route 17 North.
Other Helpful Links and Websites about Paramus, New Jersey
- The Paramus Police Department is located at 1 Carlough Drive and can be contacted at 201-262-3400. For more information on the Paramus Police Department, please visit their website.
Paramus NJ DWI Lawyers
Our DWI lawyers are highly experienced with DUI defense in New Jersey and we put all of our knowledge and credentials to work for you. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with drunk driving or breath test refusal in Paramus or elsewhere in Bergen County, contact us anytime for a free consultation about your specific case. We are happy to answer all of your questions about the charges, what happens next, and possible defenses to beat your charges.