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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top NJ CLE Attorneys||Garden State CLE||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|DUI Defense Law||Ten Leaders||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Instructor Certification in Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2011|
|Alcotest Certification||Draeger Laboratories||2010|
|Partner||Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver||2015 - 2016|
|Associate||Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall||1999 - 2015|
|Associate||Law Offices of Steven Gertler||1995 - 1999|
|Associate||Law Offices of Mauro Casci||1991 - 1995|
|Associate||Wolf Helies & Duggan||1984 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Monmouth Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2013 - 2016|
|State v. O'Driscoll||Reversed by the Supreme Court|
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|University of Dayton School of Law||N/A||JD||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I received four tickets - DUI, refusal to give a breathalyzer test, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. Mr. Bonus successfully navigated the legal scene through politeness and firmness in the court room. Both the judge and the prosecutor noticed his kind demeanor, and I truly believe that it helped with the end result. The advice, entirely covered under attorney-client privilege, that he gave me was top-notch. I started off with the four aforementioned tickets, and Mr. Bonus was able to successfully drop both the DUI and the refusal to submit a breathalyzer sample. I was then left with the reckless driving and failure to maintain lane tickets, and he successfully reduced the mandatory driving suspension to a mere two months. Without his assistance, I would not have had such a positive outcome. He knows exactly what he's doing. Both him and the other members at his law firm pour lots of effort into dealing with your case, and you certainly will notice it. I definitely recommend Mr. Bonus to others and genuinely thank him for his legal assistance - I could not have hoped for a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I cannot say enough good things about Colin. Colin represented me in a case where I was charged with DUI and careless driving. I faced seven months of possible license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, and the whole other parade of horribles that come with those charges. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed the DUI charge, I paid a $200 fine for the careless driving charge, and agreed to a short license suspension. Here are the three best things about Colin. First, he is an expert and handles these types of cases day in and day out. He knows the law. He knows what facts are important. He developed a great strategy and executed it perfectly. Second, he has a great reputation and experience in the courts. He knows the judges and prosecutors. He knows what arguments will work, how far to push various issues, and can tell you the most probable outcomes based on his years of experience. He is respected by the judges and prosecutors which adds strength and value to his arguments and discussions before trial. Indeed, one day in court, another lawyer came up to me and congratulated me on hiring the best lawyer possible. Third, Colin is a really good guy. He listens, he explains things, he calmed me down and gave really good advice. Among other things in my case, Colin continued to press for evidence, made numerous court appearances, and won a critical motion to suppress (throw out) the breathalyzer result in my case. He retained an expert to challenge the field sobriety tests and subpoenaed additional records to refute the evidence. He continued to conference with the prosecutors pointing out the weaknesses in their case. Colin did such a great job that I had a very good chance of being found not guilty of all charges if I went to trial, even though things seemed very bleak the day after my arrest. Colin deserves the highest recommendations.
Jonathan Marshall, Criminal defense Attorney
Colin is unquestionably one of the more knowledgeable DWI attorneys in the State of New Jersey. I have been so impressed with his abilities that I have made him my partner and head of the firm's DWI Department. Colin's training and skill has proved to be exceptional in this area of law. I wouldn't hesitate to have him handle a driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs case if I was confronted with such a violation.
William Proetta, Criminal defense Attorney
Colin Bonus is recognized throughout the legal community as one of the preeminent DWI attorneys in the state of New Jersey. It is common place for fellow defense attorneys, prosecutors and even judges to seek Colin's advise and guidance on DWI law and cases. Colin heads the DWI department at our law firm and that means his hands are on every file that comes through the door, which is something unique to most big firms. As a fellow DWI defense lawyer I pride myself on doing a great job for my clients through my trial preparation and litigation skills - which are all things I have learned from Colin over the years. If you are reading this because you have been charged with a DWI then I can tell you that you would be lucky to have Colin as your attorney and if you are a fellow lawyer reading this then I'm sure you already know what I'm talking about.
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