Lodi Municipal Court
1 Memorial Dr.
Lodi, NJ 07644
Lodi is located in Bergen, NJ with a population of over 24,100 people.
Are you scheduled to appear at the Lodi Municipal Court and are in need of an experienced Lodi DUI Attorney?
When choosing a DUI Attorney or Traffic Ticket Lawyer for the Lodi Municipal Court, it is important to choose an experienced Lodi DUI Attorney. Carl Spector is a dedicated criminal defense attorney, and a former New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor that offers effective legal services to residents in Lodi.
Lodi DUI Attorney Carl Spector has over 27 years of experience and has handled well over 1000 DUI Cases . We can help clients at the Lodi Municipal Court involving, DWI Charges, Traffic Violations, Theft, Drug Possession, Assault, Juvenile Crimes and more. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
What Should I Do If I Was Arrested for a DUI in Lodi for the First Time?
In the state of New Jersey, a DUI first offense is a traffic infraction. It’s not a crime, and as such, it is a serious traffic infraction that is handled in the Lodi Municipal Court, not in the Superior Court.
There are a lot of potential sentences that can occur to you when you’re charged with a UWI in Lodi. Obviously, there are fines that would be a financial obligation to the Court. You may have to install an ignition interlock device in your car, depending on your blood alcohol level. There’s also the potential of losing your license for as little as three months and as much as twelve months.
What are the Penalties for an Under 21 DUI in Lodi, NJ?
In New Jersey, a DUI for someone who is under the age of 21 is very, very different than an adult in that the blood alcohol threshold really is considered a zero threshold, so anyone who blows a 0.01 up to a 0.07 is an underage DWI.
Furthermore, if you’re underage and you have a DWI or DUI in the state of New Jersey, a 0.08 triggers you to be treated as an adult DWI because the penalties for an underage DWI for someone who blows a 0.01 up to a 0.07 are actually less severe than someone who blows a 0.08 or higher and is either underage or not.
The penalties are not as severe for an underage DWI as long as your blood alcohol content is a 0.01 up to a 0.07. You must speak to a Lodi DUI attorney right away with regard to that, because that blood alcohol content reading is critical.
What Should I Do if I Was Charged with a School Zone DUI in Lodi, NJ?
If you’re charged with a DWI or DUI in Lodi, NJ, you may also be given a summons for operating in a school zone. This is a statute that was borrowed from the drug statutes where people were charged with possessing or selling drugs in the school zone. They took that statute and brought it into the DUI charges.
What I do in every case where a client is charged with a school zone is I ask for the municipalities’ map which depicts the school zones in that location that the prosecutor would have to establish that you drove through if they want to prove a DUI in a school zone. What’s critical to understand is that a school zone conviction will double your penalties, so it’s important to understand how to defend against that, especially in a town like Lodi.