Breath Tests in DWI Cases in New Jersey 

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Breath Tests in DWI Cases NJ

The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm, with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey have been representing clients charged with alcohol-related offenses across the state for years. With extensive experience combating charges such as refusal to submit to a breath test, DWI in a school zone, and leaving the scene of an accident in courts such as Mahwah, Hackensack, and Central Bergen Municipal Court, we have developed specifically-formulated defense strategies to address a host of driving under the influence offenses. For additional information about some of these strategies, view our DWI informational series on YouTube.

Travis J. Tormey, the firm’s founding partner, is one of a few New Jersey attorneys who is a certified Alcotest 7110 operator, the breath testing device used throughout the state to prosecute drunk driving cases. As such, Mr. Tormey understands the components of the machine, how it works, and can identify any issues with the functioning of the breath testing device. This knowledge and expertise can be used to attack the reliability of the breath test result in your case and may ultimately lead to the dismissal of your charges. To read just a few of our many DWI case wins, view our success stories page.

With offices conveniently located in Hackensack, in the heart of Bergen County, Mr. Tormey and his team of knowledgeable trial lawyers are available immediately to assist you at (201)-330-4979. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

Breath Tests in New Jersey DWI Prosecutions

In the vast majority of DWI prosecutions in New Jersey, the state uses a breath-test result to prove the defendant’s level of intoxication. The legal limit in New Jersey is .08% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). If your BAC is over .08% and the state’s breath test result is deemed admissible in court, this is a per se violation of the DWI statute in New Jersey. As a result, the admissibility of the breath-test reading is crucial in determining whether the State can prove a drunk driving case beyond a reasonable doubt. Further, portable breath testing (known as “PBT”) is only utilized as probable cause for the arrest for DWI and the readings are not admissible in court.

Alcotest 7110 Certified DWI Defense Lawyer

In New Jersey, the state uses the Alcotest 7110 breath-testing device manufactured by Draeger Safety to prosecute DWI cases. Travis J. Tormey attended a seminar in 2011 to obtain his Alcotest 7110 certification. The seminar was given to only about 20 lawyers in New Jersey and was conducted by the vice president of Draeger Safety. Mr. Tormey is now trained on the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C Version NJ3.11’s analytical system, components, and peripherals, as well as how to operate the instrument and perform a New Jersey specific breath test sequence. As such, Mr. Tormey is licensed to operate the breath testing device used in all New Jersey DWI cases and can utilize this expertise to determine the admissibility of the breath-test result in your case.

Call the Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, NJ to Discuss Your DWI Case 

For additional information about your DWI charges in New Jersey, contact the offices of The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979, or use our online contact form. Our Hackensack office is conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, just steps from the Hackensack Municipal Court and Bergen County Superior Court. One of our drunk-driving defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case over the phone or to schedule an appointment to meet with you in person.


If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.