Another Victory for the Tormey Law Firm – DWI Charge Dismissed

East Rutherford Stabbing-thumb-250x174-25030The Tormey Law Firm successfully argued to have a client’s DWI charge dismissed on Monday on the basis that the State’s evidence was insufficient to proceed. In a somewhat rare case, our client was charged under New Jersey’s DWI statute after her friend was pulled over while driving our client’s vehicle.

Our client was asleep in the passenger seat while her friend was stopped and made to perform field sobriety tests. After being transported to police headquarters, the friend was charged with DWI and our client was charged with allowing another person to drive while intoxicated due to the fact that the car belonged to her.

Under New Jersey law, allowing another person to drive while intoxicated is as serious an offense as actually driving while intoxicated. Conviction carries penalties including substantial fines, 3-month driver’s license suspension, up to 30 days in jail, and a $1,000 a year surcharge for three years imposed by the Motor Vehicle Commission. If the offense is in a school zone, a defendant could face up to 60 days in jail, license suspension from 1-2 years, and even higher financial penalties. Additionally, The court must also impose a minimum of 12 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, wherein the defendant attends mandatory alcohol and highway safety education courses.

In this case, the Tormey Law Firm’s experienced trial team was able to successfully argue for dismissal of our client’s charge. In achieving this fantastic outcome, we were able to save our client’s driving privileges and keep her from having to pay the substantial financial penalties associated with a DWI conviction.

If you or someone you know has been charged with DWI or any other offense, it is vital that you obtain representation to protect your rights and liberties. The Tormey Law Firm is an experienced trial team who will work tirelessly to get the best possible result for your case.

Call us day or night for a free consultation at (201)-330-4979.


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