Travis J. Tormey Helps Clients Avoid DWI Penalties in New Jersey
Fight a DWI Charge in Guttenberg, NJ
Lawyer needed for DWI arrest in Guttenberg NJ? You’ve come to the right place.
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client who had been charged with a first offense DWI violation in Guttenberg Municipal Court. The client allegedly registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .13 percent, putting him well over the legal limit. As a result, the client was subject to severe DWI penalties, including: suspension of his driver’s license for up to 1 year, stiff fines, required alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), and up to 30 days in the county jail.
As soon as the client contacted the Tormey Law Firm, Mr. Tormey got to work crafting a defense to the DUI charges. Mr. Tormey carefully scrutinized the discovery evidence and determined that the breath test reading in the case should not be admissible at trial. The two breath samples provided by the client on the night of the traffic stop were deemed “outside tolerance,” which means that the readings were not close enough. In other words, the disparity between the two breath test readings indicated that the breath machine might not have been working properly. In accordance with the NJ Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Chun, the breath test samples were ruled inadmissible in court.
Additionally, Mr. Tormey highlighted for the court the client’s chronic feet issues. The client had received a medical discharge from the armed services due to his health issues. Mr. Tormey argued that the client should not have been subject to field sobriety testing during the traffic stop. Mr. Tormey provided testimony from the firm’s DWI expert, a retired New Jersey State Trooper, who said that the client’s medical issues would have kept him from sufficiently performing the field sobriety tests.
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Thanks to Mr. Tormey’s challenges to the breath test reading and the field sobriety testing in the case, the municipal court judge dismissed the drunk driving charges. Our client managed to avoid a serious DWI conviction and instead received a 30-day suspension of his driver’s license for a careless driving citation.