Middlesex County Attorney

About Middlesex County

Middlesex County was founded in 1683, and the state's centered population is located here. During the 2010 census, the county's population was estimated at 809,858. It is the 2nd most populated county in the city and sets on 322.83 square miles. The county seat of Middlesex County is New Brunswick.

The average household income in the county is $61,446 according to the 2010 census. The county's residents are mostly families and include a huge diversity of ethnicities.

Middlesex County is governed by a 7-member Board of Freeholders. Each member of the board is elected at large with two to three seats becoming available every year. Every year, the members of the board choose a director and deputy director. The director of the board appoints chairpersons and members to various committees. The county's sheriff is elected and serves a three year term.

Enforcing the county's law is shared by the sheriff and the prosecutor's office. Where cases are heard is based on the type of lawsuit. Criminal cases are brought in front of the supreme court of the county. Less serious crimes and traffic violations are usually heard in municipal court. All DUI or DWI charges are heard in front of the county's municipal judge.

Middlesex County NJ Attorneys

DUI/DWI charges are very serious. If convicted of this crime, you will be subject to expensive fines, possible jail time, and a license suspension. Police can charge you with a DUI or DWI if they suspect you are operating a motor vehicle on land or water while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To determine whether you are operating a vehicle under the influence, an officer will ask a driver to submit to field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. A person is considered legally intoxicated if their BAC is over 0.08%. Due to the consequences associated with this charge, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are charged.

New Jersey Alcotest

In 2008, the New Jersey Supreme Court approved the Alcotest. This test uses a breath sample from drivers to determine if a driver is intoxicated and is considered to be reliable. If tried for a DWI or DUI charge, a driver will have to appear in municipal court in front of a judge only. Jury trials are not permitted for these cases. In addition to fines and jail time, a driver convicted of DUI will also have their license suspended for at least two years. It is also impossible to apply for a work permit or hardship driving privileges in the state of New Jersey.

DUI Lawyers in New Jersey

Contact a Middlesex County DUI attorney as soon as you are arrested for a DUI or DWI. It is vital that the attorney you choose has a good understanding of the laws in your area. Daniel E. Berger, Esq. has defended thousands of cases through his career and understands DUI/DWI laws in the state. With Mr. Berger on your side, you can count on a strong defense with a positive outcome. Call today to get your free consultation and immediate assistance.