If you or a family member have been accused of driving while intoxicated, it is crucial that you speak with a legal professional as soon as possible. The penalties for a DWI conviction can range from fines and community service to jail time and loss of all driving privileges. Many people do not realize that there are ways to fight against your DWI charge.
The breath test and blood test are ways that law enforcement determines whether you were under the influence at the time of your arrest. However, these tests are not foolproof. There are three main types of breath test devices: the breathalyzer, intoxilyzer, and alcosensor. By blowing into the mouthpiece, the device analyzes the individual’s breath to determine BAC (blood alcohol content/concentration).
Although they are usually accurate, errors can occur. If the device was not calibrated properly or there was a mistake made in the administration or interpretation of the test, your case could be dropped. The same is true for blood tests. Although more accurate than a breath test, if we can prove that the evidence against you is not entirely accurate, the courts will have to dismiss your case.
Why hire a Bergen County DWI attorney?
Our firm is committed to providing dedicated and aggressive legal representation to our clients. A Hackensack criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Kelsen has experience in analyzing breath and blood tests. We understand the science behind these tests and devices and will do everything in our power to challenge them in court. Every year, people are falsely accused of DWI and every year we are able to get their charges dropped.