“Experienced Morris Township DWI Lawyer Helps You Fight Drunk Driving Charges.”
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client who had been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), in addition to several other traffic violations, in Morris Township, New Jersey.
The client allegedly drove a car that skidded off the road and crashed into a telephone pole in Morris Township, NJ. According to Morris County prosecutors, the client then fled the scene without notifying law enforcement.
Morris Township police officers were dispatched to the scene to conduct an investigation. Police later located the suspect at his girlfriend’s home, where he was asleep. Morris Township police placed the client under arrest and charged him with a number of offenses, including drunk driving (DWI), DWI in a school zone, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Additionally, the client received summonses for multiple traffic infractions, including leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
This was the client’s first DWI offense. However, that did not stop prosecutors from seeking the most severe penalties possible under the circumstances. Depending on the outcome of the case, the client could have had his driver’s license suspended for more than two years.
Shortly after being charged, the client reached out to Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm. Mr. Tormey immediately got to work building a strong defense for the client. Mr. Tormey recognized that the prosecution would not be able to prove that our client was driving while intoxicated because Morris Township police officers did not conduct field sobriety tests. Moreover, our client never provided police with a breath sample, so prosecutors had no way of demonstrating that our client was drunk while behind the wheel. Additionally, since our client needed medical attention after the accident, police could have taken him to a hospital and gotten a blood sample.
Travis Tormey was able to persuade the prosecution to offer a favorable plea deal that called for our client to avoid serious penalties by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving. As a result, our client’s license was suspended for just 90 days. Our client also pleaded guilty to failure to report an accident, which resulted in a small fine but no additional penalties. The prosecution dismissed all of the other charges in the case due to lack of evidence. At the end of the day, this was a major win for the client and yet another successful result for the Tormey Law Firm.