NJ Alcotest Trial
- October 27, 2011
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A guilty verdict in a DUI can have serious consequences including loss of license, heavy fines and even incarceration.
If you have been charged with DUI in New Jersey, there are ways in which you can beat the charges. The Prosecutor MUST prove, by clear and convincing evidence, you were 1) operating a motor vehicle and 2) under the influence an intoxicant.
Provided it is possible, the accused is typically forced to submit to “field sobriety tests” by a trained officer. Of course, this is a subjective test and may be affected by many issues such as inner ear infections and other issues causing balance problems, disabilities or injuries causing balance or mobility problems, eye problems and other medical conditions or medicines.
In NJ you will also be asked to submit to an Alcotest (formerly Breathylizer) which determines the amount of alcohol in your blood by taking a breath sample. Although the officer administering the test will claim it is infallible, there are multiple parts to the machine which all must be working properly. A trained DUI attorney knows the parts of the machine subject to attack and how to go about proving they were not working properly at the time the Alcotest was administered to the accused. Additionally, there are certain conditions under which the test must be administered which a trained DUI lawyer is aware of and knows to look for. Finally, the officer administering the test must not only follow proper procedure but must be certified to perform the test as well.
We also have trained experts available to assist you in your case against a DUI matter. These experts were former Alcotest operators and trainers who trained the offices to use the alcotest machines. They know how to help us beat a DUI.
If you have been charged with DUI in Morris, Sussex, Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com for more information or contact us directly at 973-584-6200 to get the help you need.
A DUI is a serious matter and should not be faced alone.
For more information about us or a DUI visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com