After spotting a vehicle driving without headlights, police in Basking Ridge pulled the car over during the late evening hours of Saturday, August 27.
After talking to the driver, police determined that Michael Rosenthal, 41, was likely intoxicated.
Further investigation resulted in a host of charges, including:
DWI, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
He was also charged with driving with no lights on, failure to exhibit documents, and last but not least, reckless driving.
Rosenthal was released on his own recognizance with summonses to appear to address the allegations.
It’s standard practice for police to add everything that they squeeze onto a charging document and force those they stop to pick their battles.
Experienced DWI attorneys know how to focus their efforts to reduce or remove extraneous charges and limit their clients’ exposure to sometimes significant criminal penalty.
If you’ve been charged with DWI and related violations in the state, don’t wait to get help.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney.