If you were charged with a DUI/DWI in New Jersey and took a breathalyzer or Alcotest, you may able to have these charges dropped. Breath analyzers (or breathalyzers as they are commonly called) often give inaccurate readings if the breath test is performed incorrectly. While Alcotests are more accurate, they are not foolproof and there are ways to call into question the results.
Fight back against your drinking and driving charge. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Brickfield & Donahue today.
Challenging the Alcotest
In March 2008 the New Jersey Supreme Court found the Alcotest machine to be reliable in an opinion entitled State v. Chun. The Alcotest is a machine used to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) in impaired drivers. Given the Supreme Court's finding of reliability, the Alcotest is now replacing the breathalyzer in DWI/DUI cases in New Jersey. While many counties in New Jersey have been using the Alcotest for many months, in many Counties in New Jersey (including Bergen County) the Alcotest is just starting be used. The Alcotest has been found to be more accurate than the breathalyzer. As a result, challenging the Alcotest requires a skilled attorney.
Our criminal defense team has handled many DUI/DWI cases; and we understand how to effectively contest BAC readings. In many cases we immediately retain experts who review the police procedures to identify any errors and possible defenses. We attend seminars and classes in order to stay ahead of the prosecution. If you were charged with drinking and driving in New Jersey, we can help.
Experienced Trial Lawyers
Challenging any BAC test requires skilled litigation techniques. Attorneys Paul B. Brickfield and Joseph R. Donahue are certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. Together, they have more than 40 years combined legal experience. We have extensive experience fighting on our clients' behalf in court.
If you have been charged with drunk driving, call Brickfield & Donahue at 201-488-7707 or contact us by e-mail. We may be able to challenge the readings of the breathalyzer or Alcotest and have the charges against you dismissed.