This firm is experienced in representing those accused of a large number of offenses that are charged by the local police and which end up in Municipal Court. These include: traffic offenses, drunk driving, drug offenses, assaults, etc.
In a recent N.J. Law Journal article, it was disclosed that the “Alcotest” – the instrument used to obtain oral breath samples – will soon be phased out of use.
The machine is manufactured by a company in Texas, Draeger Safety Diagnostics, and the warranty on this product will expire in three years. Thus as of 2016 a new breath test will be needed by the State.
Case Law – DWI
DWI / Breath Testing The Supreme Court in the case of State v. Spell, the Justices ruled that the police ...Read More
Ban on DWI Plea Bargaining A Law Division decision banning plea bargaining in DWI cases on appeal was approved for ...Read More
The Validity of the Alcotest The Supreme Court has now issued its long awaited opinion on the validity of the ...Read More
Defense must put State on Notice in DWI Blood Cases State v. Kent Reproduced with permission from Muni-Mail.com. Defense must ...Read More
Medical personnel who extract blood samples at the request of the police will be required to personally appear at trial ...Read More
Defendants who have been convicted of third offense drunk driving violations ordered directly to jail from the court room. October ...Read More
A frequent justification for motor vehicle stops that result in drunk-driving arrests involves the drifting or weaving of a motor ...Read More
20-Minute Observation Issue that is required as a foundational proof for the admissibility of Alcotest blood-alcohol results. 20-Minute Observation Issue ...Read More
Blood alcohol tests are routinely administered by police -along with breath tests -to determine the level of alcohol content in ...Read More