New Jersey DWI Lawyers

  • Over 100 Year of Combined Experience
  • Standard Field Sobriety Test Instructor Certification
  • Former New Jersey DWI Prosecutors
  • Certified on Operation of Draeger Alcotest

Essex County DWI Attorney

Essex County is comprised of twenty (22) municipalities which all issue their fair share of DWI offenses each year. As you might expect, some towns issue more than others and rankings are often tied to characteristics like population, presence of major highways, size and amount of commerce. Newark consistently writes the highest number of DUI charges at approximately three hundred (300). Bloomfield is not far behind with about two hundred fifty (250). The total number of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 violations in Essex County is typically around thirteen hundred (1,300). All of those charged in this manner are exposed to serious penalties if convicted for DWI thereby making your selection of a lawyer extremely important.

Charged with DUI in Essex County, New Jersey

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are well aware of all of these circumstances as members of the largest New Jersey DWI Firm. Our team is comprised of eight skilled lawyers, several of whom are former prosecutors, which possess over a century (i.e. one hundred years) of experience. We also offer representation from one of the most highly trained staffs in the state. Three of our partners, Jonathan Marshall, Colin Bonus and William Proetta, are among a small group of less than ten in the state who are dual certified on both the Alcotest and as instructors in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. We are not aware of another Essex County office with a lawyer who shares these credentials. An attorney from our firm is available for a free initial consultation by calling our Newark Office at 973-733-2204.

We are prepared to represent you throughout Essex County including:

Individuals charged in these and other municipalities in the area often hire an attorney on the basis of factors that really have little relevance in DUI defense. New Jersey law makes plea bargaining illegal in DWI cases so the thought that the lawyer who is closest geographically or has the coziest relationship to a court is the guy you need is simply false. There is no way to avoid a driver’s license suspension and other penalties that come with a guilty finding unless you can convince a court that there is a fatal defect in prosecutor’s case at trial, via a motion or the prosecutor indicates in open court that he is unable to prove the charge as written. There clearly is no substitute for knowledge and skill in meeting this threshold. Our New Jersey DWI attorneys possess what you need in this regard and are ready to help you with any DWI issue you may be having including, but not limited to, the following:

Breath Test Refusal Probable Cause for DWI Arrest
Underage DWI Charges DWI in a School Zone
New Jersey Drug DUI Attorney Proof of Intoxication


It should be readily apparent by now that you require representation from an attorney experienced in defending Essex County DWI Offenses if you want the best opportunity to escape being convicted. A savvy lawyer like those at Marshal, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver is going to know precisely how to effectively attack your offense so that you maximize the chances of moving on with your life without life altering consequences. For a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys on our staff, call our office in Newark at 973-733-2204.


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