For those who follow New Jersey drunken driving law, there was an interesting article earlier this year reporting the state’s Bar Associate desire to effect a change in the statement used when advising motorists of the penalty for refusing a breath test associate with a drunken driving arrest. Based on the news reports we ran across, this apparently grew out of the drunken driving case of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty last year.
As New Jersey DWI defense attorneys, we know full well how many motorists are caught up in drunk driving arrests each year. Many of these people may not have known that they were legally drink at the time of the arrest, while others believe wholeheartedly that the charges against them are without grounds. Whatever the situation, our job as qualified drunken driving defense lawyers is to represent these individuals in a court of law and help them fight the accusations leveled against them.
For some drivers, being accused of driving while intoxicated can mean they will be asked to take a breathalyzer test to measure their blood-alcohol concentration — the legal limit for which is 0.08 percent here in the Garden State. Some people do not want to have their breath analyzed and so they have the choice to refuse to have a sample taken. But this is not such a simple issue as it may seem.