Being arrested for or being charged with a DWI should not be taken lightly. A DWI conviction can have far-reaching consequences for virtually every aspect of your life. If you have been charged with a DWI, you need to reach out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney to discuss the circumstances surrounding your arrest. We can scrutinize the facts of your case and determine whether any defenses may be appropriate.
A DWI charge does not mean you are automatically guilty. Instead, you are innocent until proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” by the State. However, New Jersey law states that a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) level alone is sufficient for a DWI conviction. Thus, if your BAC was measured at 0.08 or higher, your defense will typically focus on the reliability and validity of the reading. For example, you may concentrate on whether the breathalyzer was used properly by the officer and whether the machine was working properly. If it is found that the machine was not used correctly or not working correctly, the result may be excluded from evidence.