West Orange NJ DUI Defense Lawyer
Most N.J.S. 39:4-50 cases involve alcohol. If this is the situation with your charge, the prosecutor will attempt to utilize a breath test reading or blood test to show that your blood alcohol content (“BAC”) was above the legal limit of .08%. If prosecutor is unable to introduce these pieces of scientific evidence, he can resort to field sobriety tests to prove intoxication. The classic examples of these tests are the one leg stand, walk and turn (e.g. can you walk a straight line), ABCs, and horizontal gaze nystagmus (e.g. test involving the tracking of your eyes). When a violation involves drugs, for example, marijuana, heroin or prescription medication, the tests are different. The scientific evidence in a drug DWI, also termed DUI or driving under the influence of drugs, is limited to a urine or blood test. The results of these tests only reveal the presence of drugs and not the impact they had on the driver at the time of the stop. The state therefore needs to present testimony from a police officer with specialized training in drug recognition. This officer must have administered a battery of tests referred to as drug recognition tests and issue a report containing an opinion, based on the test results, that the driver was impaired.
DWI Attorneys in West Orange NJ
The DWI defense attorneys on our staff have collectively handled thousands of drunk driving and related violations. What we have found over the years is that there is no substitute for determination when it comes to defending DWI charges. While it may be the belief of many that a conviction is a forgone conclusion but training, patience, and commitment has shown us that there are opportunities for dismissal in far more cases. We will fight for you and make sure that every effort is exhausted to obtain the best outcome possible. We would be happy to review the facts of your West Orange DWI in a free initial consultation. Contact us anytime 24/7 at 973-710-1520.