DWI / Drunk Driving
Do not wait to retain counsel if you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances. The more time you give your New Jersey criminal attorney to prepare your defense, the greater the likelihood your defense will be successful.
Different states use different methods for testing blood alcohol levels. Some states use breathalyzers, or other machines designed to determine the blood-alcohol level using a breathing apparatus. Other states require blood or urine tests to determine blood alcohol level.
If you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you must immediately demand that the state prosecuting authority produce probable cause and make blood-alcohol test records available. Conducting pre-trial discovery in this way may “make or break” your DWI case.
Virtually all jurisdictions require suspected drunk drivers to take a field sobriety test. Field sobriety tests may require the suspect to walk a straight line, to stand still, or to lift a single leg. It may require the suspect to extend his arms in various directions or to touch his nose or other body parts.
Police are generally very poorly trained in conducting the field sobriety tests and in administering blood-alcohol tests. Indeed, in most states, the machines used to test blood-alcohol level, and the methods employed by police agencies, are notoriously flawed, inconsistent and unfair. In our experience, many of the drunk driving prosecutions around the country are based on unconstitutional procedures, insufficient evidence, technical errors, inadequate discovery, coerced confessions and plea bargains, and political bias.
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your drunk driving case, you can consult with John C. Grey, Jr. about appealing to the New Jersey Superior Court. The Law Office of John C. Grey Jr. stands ready, willing, and able to assist you.