Rockaway New Jersey DWI Defense Lawyers
Rockaway Township NJ DUI Charges Dismissed
The Tormey Law Firm recently defended a client against very serious charges for driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) in Rockaway Township, NJ. Although our client did not have any prior DWI convictions, he still faced charges for first offense DWI. This meant that he was subject to severe penalties: up to 30 days in county jail; driver’s license suspension for 3 months to 1 year; a fine of $800; and 12–48 hours of alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).
The drunk driving charges stemmed from an incident on Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. New Jersey State Police got a call for motorist assistance on the highway. Troopers went to the scene and discovered our client slumped over the steering wheel in his vehicle. The troopers checked on our client and saw that he was sweating profusely and suffering from shallow breathing. Additionally, our client was not able to answer to the troopers’ questions because he was incoherent.
The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment. At some point, our client allegedly consented to blood testing – despite the fact that he remained incoherent. The blood tests showed that our client’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .00 percent. However, the lab reports also showed that our client allegedly had other drugs in his bloodstream. As a result, he was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The Tormey Law Firm built a strong defense for our client. We argued that our client was not actually coherent enough to give consent for a blood draw. Additionally, we argued that the blood test results were too vague because they failed to specify which drugs were in our client’s bloodstream.
The judge ultimately agreed with our argument and dismissed the DUI charges against our client. This was a fantastic outcome for the client and an enormous success for the Tormey Law Firm.
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