Mahwah Municipal Court
475 Corporate Dr.
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Mahwah is located in Bergen, NJ with a population of over 25,800 people.
Are you scheduled to appear at the Mahwah Municipal Court and are in need of an experienced Mahwah DUI lawyer?
When choosing a DWI Attorney or Traffic Ticket Lawyer for the Mahwah Municipal Court, it is important to choose an experienced Mahwah DUI lawyer. Carl Spector is a dedicated criminal defense attorney, and a former New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor that offers effective legal services to residents in Mahwah.
Mahwah DUI lawyer Carl Spector has over 27 years of experience and has handled well over 1000 DUI Cases . We can help clients at the Mahwah Municipal Court involving, DWI Charges, Traffic Violations, Theft, Drug Possession, Assault, Juvenile Crimes and more. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
How Long Will a DUI Stay on My Record?
As an experienced DWI Attorney I often field questions from college students wondering how long their DWI will be on their record. Let’s say you’re Mahwah, NJ and you’ve gotten a DWI. You wound up going through the system, and you wound up pleading guilty or being found guilty after trial.
The bad news is that that does not go away. It’ll stay on your driving abstract, which is your driving history, for the term that you’re driving, for as long as you drive. Even if you go out of state and get a new license, they could find that old DUI. However, within 10 years of your conviction, that DUI can be used to enhance any penalties you get in this or most any other state. You have to be careful about a DUI that’s on your record here in New Jersey or any other state.
Will I Have to Get an Ignition Interlock Device Installed After a DUI Arrest in Mahwah, NJ?
An ignition interlock device can be imposed upon you as part of your sentence in Mahwah or any city in NJ. Ordinarily, an ignition interlock device will not be imposed on someone as part of their sentence if they’re found guilty or plead guilty if their blood alcohol content was below a 0.15. However, a judge is required to make that part of their sentence upon a plea or if you went to trial and were found guilty on any case where your blood alcohol content is a 0.15 or more. The standard is different based on the length of time that you’d have to put it on, whether it’s a first offense, second offense, or a third offense.
Can Any Motions Be Filed On Behalf?
There are several motions that can be filed on your behalf in Mahwah, NJ if you’re charged with a DUI. A motion that would trigger a hearing to determine whether or not there was probable cause to pull you over and a motion to determine whether or not there was reasonable suspicion to place you under arrest.
Furthermore, there can be a motion that’s based on Rule 104 that would set forth whether or not there were proper procedures used in gathering up a breath test. There can be a motion that could be held to suppress blood or urine evidence if the chain of custody was not followed completely or if the blood draw was not done by someone who is certified to do so or if they drew blood from you by using an alcohol swab.
Furthermore, another motion that can be made is a motion to dismiss your case based on the state’s lack of providing discovery in a timely manner.