With the recent legislative enactments legalizing the use, possession, and sale of marijuana, many of our clients have asked how these laws will impact DWI defense in New Jersey.
“We all make mistakes, and I made one back in December 2019. After the holiday party with my friends, I drove home, not realizing I had to drink more than I should.”
Read about new laws that will impact DWI trials.
People ask us the same questions all the time. I live in Pennsylvania, how does a DWI in NJ affect me? If this is your first offence in the State of NJ, Pennsylvania will not suspend your license. You cannot drive in New Jersey while you are under the DWI charges in New Jersey, […]
Here is an update for those of our clients worried about prior convictions using Alcotest Breathalyzer Results.
Supreme Court Confirms Bad Breathalyzer Tests
Often DWI cases begin with a driver being stopped at what is referred to as a DWI Checkpoint.
Field sobriety testing for DWI is a crucial element in DWI prosecution and defense. Initially, field sobriety testing serves as the best method by which an investigating officer can ascertain whether the “reasonable cause” referred to in NJSA 39:4-50.4 exists, which in turn […]
The police officer is trained in the New Jersey State Police DWI\Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course to ideally utilize a penlight at roadside to assist in the administration and observation of potential Nystagmus in the suspect’s eyes. Use of a flashlight is not recommended due to the probability of casting of shadows which will make […]
In order to perform this DWI test it is required that it be performed on a hard, dry, level, non-slippery surface with sufficient room for the suspect to complete nine heel-to-toe steps. This test loses validity when conducted in certain wind/weather conditions that counters this criteria […]