First Offense DWI Charge Dismissed NJ
DWI Case in Allamuchy, NJ, Warren County
Driving While Intoxicated (known as “DWI”) is among the most serious and complex kinds of cases heard in municipal courts in New Jersey. On a first offense, a defendant can face up to 30 days in jail, fines and financial penalties of almost $4,000, license suspension of up to 12 months, and the requirement of having an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle for up to 12 months. A person facing DWI charges should obtain an attorney well versed in the intricacies of New Jersey law related to these kinds of charges if they want to ensure that their rights are protected and that they do not face unnecessary penalties.
The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm have extensive experience fighting DWI and similar charges. Our attorneys are certified in the operation of the Alcotest machine and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that are used by the police in order to prove guilt in DWI cases. As such, The Tormey Firm has the knowledge and experience needed to fight each and every case in order to ensure that our clients’ rights are safeguarded against any improper conduct by law enforcement.
In a recent case, our client was charged with DWI after having been stopped for a minor traffic violation. Following field sobriety tests where our client did quite well, he was placed under arrest and required to submit samples of his breath for testing as required by law. The Alcotest machine found our client’s breath to be just over the .08% limit for blood alcohol, so he was charged with DWI.
If convicted, our client would have been dropped from his employer’s insurance, resulting in his inability to perform the duties of him employment and likely termination from his job. Attorneys from the Tormey Firm appeared with our client in court on several occasions, whereupon we were able to convince the prosecutor and judge that dismissal of the DWI was the appropriate outcome for the case. We were able to get the Alcotest reading thrown out, whereupon the field sobriety tests were not enough for the prosecutor to justify taking the case to trial. As a result, we were able to save our client’s job and keep him from having a DWI conviction on his driving record.
Fight a DWI charge in Warren County with the Tormey Law Firm
This outcome was yet another tremendous win for our client and for The Tormey Law Firm. If you or anyone you know faces these or other charges, call The Tormey Law Firm right away for a free consultation. Don’t waste any time in obtaining the best possible representation for your case. Contact our offices now for a free consultation at 201-556-1570.