DWI Charges Dismissed in Rockaway Township, New Jersey
“A client hired us to represent him on a DWI arrest in Rockaway NJ. Based on issues with the consent to obtain blood samples and with the lab reports from the hospital, we were able to get the DWI charges completely dismissed.”
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Travis J. Tormey successfully defended a client against charges of driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) in Rockaway Township, NJ. Here is a synopsis of the case and the fantastic result.
This was the client’s first DWI offense, so he was subject to significant penalties: up to 30 days in jail; driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year; an $800 fine; and 12–48 hours of alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).
The arrest occurred after New Jersey State Police received a call for motorist aid on the side of Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township. When police officers showed up, our client was slumped over the steering wheel in his vehicle. Police checked on our client and saw that he was sweating profusely, had shallow breathing, and was unresponsive to the troopers’ efforts to speak with him. The driver got medical assistance, but he was still incoherent when speaking with the trooper.
Our client was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Police then said that our client consented to blood testing – despite the fact that he was in an incoherent state. Police used the blood testing to determine whether our client was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The lab report later indicated that the client’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .00 percent. However, the lab reports also showed the presence of unidentified drugs. As a result of the lab results, authorities charged our client with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The Tormey Law Firm started preparing a strong defense for the client. Our DWI defense attorneys argued that our client was not coherent enough to offer consent for a blood draw. The State needed to obtain a warrant in order to take blood for a criminal prosecution. Additionally, we argued that the lab report was too vague because it failed to specify the drugs in our client’s bloodstream.
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As a result of the “consent” search issues and the unidentified drugs, we secured a dismissal of the DUI charges.
Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm, our client avoided DWI penalties. This was a fantastic result for the client and a great success for the Tormey Law Firm.