The Law Offices of John F Marshall - nj dwi, criminal defense attorney

Serving Freehold, Middletown, Holmdel, Red Bank, Belmar & all of Monmouth County

600 Broad St
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 -4117

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Year Established: 1983

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DWI & criminal defense lawyers for courts in Freehold, Middletown, Holmdel, Red Bank, Belmar, & all of Monmouth County NJ.

Example of Recent Success in Monmouth County Superior Court:V.T. when he was charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault resulting from catastrophic type injuries sustained by the victim. The initial plea offer was five years. Our defense attorneys obtained V.T. probation.

Our criminal defense team has the experience and resources to defend your case throughout Monmouth County, NJ.

DWI, Refusal & Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: One of the most concentrated DWI practices in the state of New Jersey. With upwards of 100 dwi cases defended every year, our lawyers have extensive experience litigating all types of unlawful traffic stops & DWI cases. Our attorneys have refined dwi defense skills, and manufacturer training on the operation of the Alcotest (breath test machine), Drager Laboratories, and the training police receive for proper/improper administration of Field Sobriety Tests. Let us help you limit or avoid the NJ DWI/DUI Penalties.

Drug Possession & Drug Distribution: Defending the accused in both Superior Court and Municipal Court. We help avoid convictions and are always happy to discuss CDS charges.

Domestic Violence:A Final Restraining Order hearing can have devastating consequences. Call our office for a free initial consultation about any Domestic Violence offense before you talk to anyone, especially the police.

Assault & Threat Crimes: We handle all assault and threat offenses including Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment. Our team of defense attorneys make certain that every effort is undertaken to make sure you are found not guilty.

Theft Offenses:
Commonly, people are charged in New Jersey with, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Theft by Deception, Burglary, Robbery, and Shoplifting.

Driving While Suspended or Driving Without Insurance: are avoidable outcomes in municipal court.


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New Jersey Criminal Defense Blog

Stamford, CT

#1 Aug 17, 2009
I had an idea kicking around for a while about how to increase NJ state revenue, attack the REAL underlying problem concerning repeat offenders, and lessen the draconian laws imposed by legislation.

For second or third offenders of DWI it's been estimated that between the convictions of 1st to second and second to third, the driver had driven intoxicated HUNDREDS of times. To be clear on this point, I don't mean EVERY time they were falling down drunk, they could have had a BAC of .01 on up.
In my mind, it is insane for someone with a first DWI on their record to rack up a second offense, what knowingly sane person would engage in that behavior after going through the hell they did after the first one? There is something going on underneath the exterior of the repeat offenders that scare tactics don't work on. Suspension for two years? It appears intimidating, but there is the percentage of motorists that will rack up a third or fourth DWI conviction after that. Why? Are they just masochists at heart?

The State of New Jersey still, in my humble opinion, doesn't have a firm grasp on the true problem. These repeat offenders have a sickness. A disease, if you will. Looking upon the true cause of their behavior as the illness that it is, instead of locking these people up (which is still not a deterrent, as is suspension) will lead me into my proposal.

I propose a "traffic school" for DWI offenders. They have them for speeding where you can attend classes and get points taken off your license. Why not a scenario like this for DWI cases? I had the idea of a state run facility paid for by the DWI offenders themselves, whereupon they attend regular group therapy, meetings and educational classes (with qualified staff on hand that specialize in substance abuse). Yes, I realize that a 16 week therapy course is assigned to second offenders upon assessment at the IDRC, but what's 16 weeks? To someone who has a real drinking problem, 16 weeks is rubbish. I propose CONTINUED therapy, education and meetings in my aforementioned state-run facility. As a side effect, the more you attend, the more your suspension gets lessened. And it attacks the REAL problem from a therapeutic base. And since alcoholism is considered a disease, wouldn't medical insurance cover this plan as well as out of pocket?

Would this plan also not benefit the income revenue of our state as well? I agree, that on the surface, people would attend not to solve their real problems but to lessen their suspension time. As far as a revenue stream for NJ goes, I can't imagine a person with a two to ten year suspension NOT attending. However, I'm of the belief that over continued exposure to therapy and education, the offenders will make significant changes in their lifestyle and behavior. Locking them up with huge fines and suspensions has proven to be not a significant deterrent to repeat offenders.

For those who doubt you are guilty until proven innocent where DWI is concerned, think again. Some convictions result in jail time, and yet you are refused trial-by-jury. You take the Breathalyzer test and most courts will not allow you to question the 8 (minimum) people who are responsible for calibrating the machine.

These are just the broad strokes of my idea, but I think you get the picture.
Previous defendent

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Apr 27, 2010
I payed this guy a whole lot of money for nothing!!!!!!
Prior Defendant

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jan 19, 2011
Beware! This guy cons you into telling you he is good. This is what was said by John to me, "I am not like the other lawyers who feed you bullshit. I'm honest and you can trust me." Once you have payed all of your lawyer fees you will never see the same lawyer again. I would definitely not recommend John Marshall. You can see the BS coming out of their mouths once you have mayed a partial payment. I was very unpleased of their services for the amount of money I payed them. Highly not recommended!

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