Tuckerton Borough Lawyer

Gavel BookThere are many instances where you may find yourself in need of an attorney.  It may be related to a traffic or DWI offense, a criminal matter or issues related to an impending divorce.  Whatever your situation may be, the most important thing you can do is to find a lawyer you trust as soon as possible.  The team of attorneys at Villani & DeLuca can advise you on the best courses of action you can take given your specific situation.

First Offense DWI in Tuckerton, NJ

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is taken very seriously in the state of New Jersey and, even if it is your first offense, the penalties are severe.  The penalties for a first offense of DWI will be based upon your blood alcohol content (BAC) as determined by a breath test.  The higher your BAC the more severe penalties you will incur.  If you are convicted of DWI for the first time and your BAC is 0.08% or greater but less that 0.10%, you will be subject to the loss of your license for three months, a fine of up to $400, 12 to 48 hours or detainment and/or counseling prescribed by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), up to 30 days in jail, the installation of an ignition interlock device at the court’s discretion and other fines and penalties.  For higher BAC levels, your penalties increase and you are subject to the loss of your license for a longer time frame and higher fines.  Additionally, if your BAC is 0.15% or higher, the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device becomes mandatory rather than discretionary.  If you are charged with DWI in Tuckerton, NJ, you should contact an experienced Tuckerton Municipal Court DWI defense attorney by calling Villani & DeLuca at 732-965-3350 for a free consultation.

Applying for Pretrial Intervention in Ocean County

In New Jersey, first-time criminal offenders may be able to avoid harsh penalties if they participate in a program known as Pretrial Intervention (PTI).  This program is designed to give first-time offenders the opportunity to receive treatment rather than being subjected to prosecution.  Anyone charged with an indictable offense in the Ocean County Superior Court is eligible to apply for Pretrial Intervention.

Applications to PTI must be made to the Criminal Division Office in the county where the criminal charge is filed.  The application should be made as early as possible and may not be made more than twenty-eight days after indictment.  A staff member of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court will interview the defendant.  A report is then prepared and forwarded to the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney.  The report details whether the applicant is admitted into or rejected from the PTI program.  If the defendant is not accepted, the applicant may appeal the decision to the presiding judge in the Criminal Division.

Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets in a Tuckerton Divorce

The equitable distribution of marital assets is the dividing of marital property, both personal property and real estate, when a marriage comes to an end through a divorce.   Any property acquired during the marriage, whether it was acquired by one spouse or both spouses jointly, is subject to equitable distribution.  One exception to this rule is that any property received in an inheritance is not subject to equitable distribution.  The date of filing of the divorce complaint is often used as the cutoff date for equitable distribution, meaning that any property acquired after that date is often not distributed.  If you have made the decision to get divorced, you should contact Villani & DeLuca so one of our experienced Tuckerton family law attorneys can work with you to protect your rights and interests.  Call us today for a free consultation at 732-965-3350.

Experienced Tuckerton Attorneys

The law firm of Villani & DeLuca represents clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in the practice areas of criminal defense, family law and DWI.  If you need an attorney to assist you in a criminal matter, a divorce or other family law matter or if you need a defense for a DWI charge or other traffic issues, you should contact an experienced Tuckerton attorney today by calling 732-965-3350.