DWI Charges Dismissed in Morris Township, NJ
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Travis J. Tormey recently defended a client against charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Morris Township, NJ.
The client was accused of driving a car that crashed into a telephone pole in Morris Township, New Jersey. According to Morris County NJ prosecutors, the client slammed into the telephone pole and then fled the scene without contacting authorities. The accident was reportedly severe enough to cause the vehicle’s airbags to deploy.
Morris Township police officers investigated the accident scene and searched for the client. They found him a few hours later at his girlfriend’s residence, where he was sound asleep. Police arrested the client and charged him with drunk driving (DWI), DWI in a school zone, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Additionally, the client was cited for several traffic offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
Despite the fact that this was the client’s first DWI offense, he faced severe penalties that included driver’s license suspension for more than two years. This meant that the client desperately needed an aggressive DWI defense attorney to help him fight the charges.
As soon as the client called the Tormey Law Firm, Travis J. Tormey began to craft a strong defense strategy on his behalf. Based on the facts of the case, it would not be possible for the prosecution to prove that our client was driving while intoxicated; that’s because police officers failed to conduct any field sobriety tests and the client refused to provide police with a breath sample. Additionally, the client needed medical attention after the accident, so it could be argued that police should have transported him to a local hospital and secured a blood sample. Beyond that, the prosecution would not be able to rely on witness statements to prove intoxication because there were no witnesses who could establish whether the client was drunk or sober at the time of the car accident.
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Travis Tormey convinced the prosecution to offer a plea deal that called for our client to plead guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving. This allowed our client to avoid a lengthy period of license suspension; instead, his license was suspended for only 90 days. Our client also entered a guilty plea for failure to report an accident, which resulted in a small fine. All of the other charges were dismissed because of lack of evidence. This was a fantastic result for the client and a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm.