Parsippany DWI in a School Zone Charge Dismissed
Morris County DWI Lawyers with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Arrested for allegedly drunk driving (DWI) in a school zone in Parsippany? The Tormey Law Firm can help. Here is a real case that Mr. Tormey handled for our client facing those charges with great success.
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) as well as DWI in a school zone in Parsippany, New Jersey. This was a first offense and the purported breath test reading was .16% BAC (“Blood Alcohol Content). On a first offense DWI, the client was facing a seven (7) month to one (1) year driver’s license suspension, a fine, alcohol classes at the DMV, up to 30 days in jail, and an ignition interlock device installed on his motor vehicle for six (6) months to one (1) year when his license was restored. Because he was also facing a school zone charge, those penalties were doubled so his driver’s license suspension was 1-2 years. NOTE: New Jersey does not have temporary or work licenses so if you lose your driving priviliges in NJ, you cannot drive for whatever the period of your suspension is.
The client flipped his jeep on Route 46 in Parsippany, a one car accident. Luckily no one else was involved or injured in the accident. Our client was a professional, in his 50’s, with no prior record whatsoever. First, we examined the school zone charge and obtained the school zone map from the Parsippany Municipal Prosecutor and Parsippany Police Department. Our DWI defense team was able to determine that the client’s driving and motor vehicle accident was just outside the 1000 foot school zone. In addition, the client’s cell phone was not removed from the testing room during the Alcotest 7110 breath testing procedure conducted in this case. As a result, this could effect the validity of the breath test result. We obtained an expert report from a retired NJ state trooper who is certified on the Alcotest 7110 breath testing machine. This expert report challenged the breath test result successfully. Based on these evidential issues, the DWI in a school zone charge was dismissed and the breath reading was suppressed. The client received only a three (3) months driver’s license suspension (he was facing 2 years maximum). He also avoided an interlock device on his motor vehicle.
Received Ticket for DUI in School Zone Parsippany? We Can Help
The client was extremely satisfied with the result our DWI defense lawyers obtained in this case.