Mount Laurel DWI Law
A traffic offense with complicated results
Driving while intoxicated is considered a traffic offense in New Jersey and the consequences of a DWI are serious which include suspension or cancellation of driver’s license and serving jail time. Individuals convicted of DWI are ordered by the court to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for the time period of license suspension and in many cases, DUI drivers have to install the device for up to 3 years after the expiry of their driver’s license suspension period.
Arrest in Mount Laurel Township
The court process starts after a person is taken into custody in Mount Laurel Township by the Mount Laurel Police or the New Jersey State Police. The police will keep the offender in the police station for 12 hours and a DWI ticket is issued with a date to appear in the Mount Laurel Municipal Court as offenders are summoned to court for the charge.
If you contact a Mount Laurel DWI attorney, the lawyer will write to the Mount Laurel Municipal Court to excuse the appearance of the individual charged for DWI at the arraignment and immediately sends a request for DWI discovery (to the Mount Laurel Township prosecutor). The letter contains special requests and information related to the breath, blood or urine test that is done to see the BAC level of the individual when he/she was taken into custody. If the requested discovery is not produced, then a motion to force the production of discovery will be filed. After the motion is granted by a Mount Laurel Municipal Court judge, the prosecutor has to provide the ordered discovery within a time period given by the court and if the prosecutor fails to provide discovery within the given time period, the Mount Laurel Court can order to dismiss the case.
The 60-Day Requirement in Mount Laurel
There is a rule in New Jersey that the court disposes DWI cases in the time period of 60 days from the date when the individual is taken into custody but this requirement is not always fulfilled as the discovery process may take more than sixty days.
After receiving the discovery, the DWI attorney reviews it with his clients and discusses the defenses that can be used in the case. He also discusses whether to consult DWI experts to review any technical or scientific proof. The DWI experts may offer written opinions that can help in the dismissal of the DWI charge in the court.
Mount Laurel Police Department
Mount Laurel Municipal Court
100 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054