Eluding & DWI Charges Issued in Mahwah NJ
A brief police chase in Mahwah, New Jersey leads to a local resident being charged with among other things, driving under the influence. Apparently the Defendant, a twenty-eight (28) year old male from Mahwah, made a sharp turn onto MacArthur Boulevard and in doing so made a loud tire screeching noise. Unfortunately for the Defendant, a Mahwah police officer was heading in the opposite direction on MacArthur Blvd. After observing the Defendant, the officer immediately turned his vehicle around and activated his sirens. For a brief second the Defendant attempted to take off, reaching speeds of up to 80 mph. However, he quickly realized that would not be a good option, especially when he noticed more then one Mahwah officer was in pursuit.
The Defendant quickly pulled over and was placed under arrest without incident. The Defendant has formally been charged with eluding, driving while intoxicated as well as reckless driving. Based on the facts of the case, the Defendant will most likely be charged with eluding in the second degree. If convicted, the Defendant is facing up to ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison and a fine up to $150,000.
DWI Charges in Mahwah NJ?
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been representing clients charged with eluding throughout Bergen County, in towns like Mahwah, Fort Lee, Palisades Interstate Park, Lodi and East Rutherford for over a decade. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, assault by auto, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of heroin or anything else for that matter, we can help. With over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience, you would be hard pressed to find a legal scenario that we have not already dealt with. If you would like to come into our Hackensack office to discuss your options then please contact us directly at 1-800-682-4037.