Field Sobriety Testing in New Jersey

Defending Against Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Field sobriety tests are common place whenever someone is suspected of DWI.  In fact, except where the suspect is injured in an automobile accident and needs medical attention, field sobriety tests are normally administered shortly after the
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Driver Charged with DWI Challenges Constitutionality of Drunk Driving Laws

NJ DWI Law Survives Constitutional Challenge Recently, a Defendant convicted of drunk driving (“DWI”) under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a), unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of the State drunk driving laws. The Defendant challenged the manner in which Alcotest evidence of a driver’s blood alcohol content
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Major Changes to the Penalties for Drunk Driving in New Jersey Pending

New Legislation Would Allow Convicted DWI/DUI Offenders to Continue Driving with Interlock Devices A major overhaul of the penalties for drunk driving in New Jersey is on the horizon. A bill pending before the New Jersey Legislature would, if passed and signed by
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A Holiday Drinking Test from NBC

NEW JERSEY DRIVERS TAKE ALCOTEST AND GET SURPRISING RESULTS AT STAGED HOLIDAY PARTY DeMichele & DeMichele handles a large number of DUI/DWI cases on a regular basis. The Alcotest reading (still colloquially referred to as the “breath” or “breathalyzer” test) often comes
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Driver Convicted of New York’s “DWAI” Loses Drivers Licence in New Jersey

New Jersey drivers beware! In the recent case of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission v. Larissa A. Gethard, the Appellate Division affirmed the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (“MVC”) suspension of Defendant’s New Jersey driver’s license for ninety days because she was
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