Gloucester County DWI Law

In Gloucester County, New Jersey, a DWI charge is a traffic ticket but it is different from a speeding ticket. An individual is charged with DWI if he/she is driving under the influence of any intoxicant that affects their thinking ability. DWI is not a criminal charge but the fees and penalties make it different from other traffic tickets.

A New Jersey DWI charge can also have a negative effect on the driving privileges of a driver driving under the influence both in New Jersey as well as their home state if he/she is not a New Jersey resident and is only driving through Gloucester County on their way to another state. Driving privileges within the state can only be suspended by the state of New Jersey under the law. To decide the penalties of a DWI offender, the offense has to be reported to the state where a person does have a driving license. The state of New Jersey takes care of reporting the incident.

A person who lives in any other state, if arrested in Gloucester County, can face DWI penalties in 2 states. New Jersey imposes a 3 months to a yearlong driver’s license suspension; the offender has to pay over $3,500 in fines and has to serve jail time for the committed offense.

When an individual is pulled over in New Jersey, the police officer observes signs if there are any which can prove that a person is under the influence. The officer issues a field sobriety test to determine the BAC level limit of an individual and he/she also asks for their blood, urine or breath sample for intoxication testing. A person cannot refuse to provide a sample as it is not permitted and refusing to do so is illegal in New Jersey. An individual has to stay silent because refusal can lead to more penalties and charges.

The BAC limit which is permitted in New Jersey is 0.08 percent and it is less if the age of the individual is less than 21 years and if he/she is driving with CDL. The presence of drugs in the blood or urine of an individual is also checked because the penalties for intoxication from drugs are higher than the penalties and fines for a BAC under 0.10 percent. After the intoxication test, the offender is taken to jail for 12 hours or until a sober person comes for their release.

The court process in Gloucester County takes almost two months. During that time period, defendants may be required to attend court 3 times and defendants with representation may only attend court twice.

Here are the telephone numbers for Gloucester County Municipal Courts:

  • Gloucester County Superior Court – Municipal Division
    Woodbury NJ Tel: 856-853-3483
  • Borough of Paulsboro Municipal Court
    Paulsboro NJ Tel: 856-423-3888
  • Clayton Borough Municipal Court
    Clayton NJ Tel: 856-881-8964
  • Deptford Township Municipal Court
    Deptford NJ Tel: 856-686-2230
  • East Greenwich Township Municipal Court
    Mickleton NJ Tel: 856-423-3010
  • Elk Township Municipal Court
    Monroeville NJ Tel: 856-881-6631
  • Franklin Township Municipal Court
    Franklinville NJ Tel: 856-694-1661
  • Glassboro Municipal Court
    Glassboro NJ Tel: 856-881-0383
  • Greenwich Township Municipal Court
    Gibbstown NJ Tel: 856-423-0113
  • Harrison Township Municipal Court
    Mullica Hill NJ Tel: 856-478-4049
  • Logan Township Municipal Court
    Bridgeport NJ Tel: 856-467-3425
  • Mantua Township Municipal Court
    Township Justice Center
    Mantua NJ Tel: 856-468-3078
  • Monroe Township Municipal Court
    Williamstown NJ Tel: 856-728-2144
  • National Park Borough Municipal Court
    National Park, NJ Tel: (856) 845-1197
  • Newfield Borough Municipal Court
    Monroeville , NJTel: 856-881-6631
  • Pitman Borough Municipal Court
    Pitman NJ Tel: 856-589-3144
  • South Harrison Municipal Court
    Mullica Hill NJ Tel: 856-478-4049
  • Swedesboro Municipal Court
    Swedesboro NJ Tel: 856-467-2424
  • Washington Township Municipal Court
    Sewell NJ Tel: 856-589-0546
  • Wenonah Borough Municipal Court
    Wenonah NJ Tel: 856-468-0242
  • West Deptford Township Municipal Court
    Thorofare NJ Tel: 856-845-4004 Ext 115
  • Westville Borough Municipal Court
    Westville NJ Tel: 856-456-0066
  • Woodbury City Municipal Court
    Woodbury NJ Tel: 856-845-0691
  • Woodbury Heights Municipal Court
    Woodbury Heights NJ Tel: 856-848-3256
  • Woolwich Township Municipal Court
    Woolwich Township NJ Tel: 856-467-1555

Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department

Gloucester County Store
Deptford Mall, Almonesson Road, Deptford
856-384-4600

cmorina@co.gloucester.nj.us
http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/s/sheriff/default.asp

Gloucester County Courthouse

1 North Broad Street
Woodbury NJ 08096
856-853-3200

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/gloucester/index.htm
webmaster.mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us

If you are facing a DWI / DUI charge in Gloucester County, New Jersey, you need to understand the Laws and Penalties associated with the DWI charge. You will also need help of a qualified and experienced DWI defense lawyer in Gloucester County, New Jersey who can aggressively represent your interests and defend your case. DWI defense lawyer Kevin Leckerman, of Leckerman Law LLC, located in Cherry Hill, NJ, has been serving all over Camden County, New Jersey. He has helped numerous clients reduce the DWI charges or get the DUI charges dismissed in Gloucester County. Whether you are facing a drug related DWI charge or an alcohol related DUI Charge in Gloucester County, NJ, call (856) 294-6878 today to discuss your case.