DWI Dismissed in Edison Municipal Court Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm
Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) Charge Dismissed in Edison, NJ
Need a lawyer for a DWI charge in Edison? Call us now for help.
The drunk driving (DWI) defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client facing a first offense DWI in the Edison Municipal Court located in Edison, New Jersey. Our client, if convicted, was facing the following penalties: a three (3) month driver’s license suspension, a fine, mandatory alcohol classes at the DMV, and up to thirty (30) days in the Middlesex County Jail. In addition, in NJ, if you lose your driving privileges there is no opportunity for a hardship license or work license like there is in some other states. So, if you lose your driving privileges in NJ, you can’t drive at all during the period of suspension. In addition to the penalties listed above, our client would also be facing $3,000 in DMV surcharges over the next three years and his motor vehicle insurance would certainly increase as well.
In this case, the client had a .08% blood alcohol content which is the legal limit in NJ. Our DWI defense lawyers examined the discovery evidence and referred the case to a DWI expert who is a retired NJ state trooper who is certified in breath testing and field sobriety testing. He wrote an expert report challenging the breath reading and the field sobriety testing and showed the prosecutor that they would have issues proving the DWI offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Based on these evidential issues and the expert report, the prosecutor dismissed the DWI charge and our client plead guilty to a moving violation with a 60 day driver’s license suspension. This allowed him to avoid all the severe penalties of a first offense DWI including alcohol classes, potential jail time, and expensive motor vehicle surcharges. This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.
Need Attorney for DWI Charge in Edison Court? Contact Us
If you or a loved one needs assistance with a DUI matter in New Jersey, contact our experienced drunk driving defense lawyers for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1571.