Morris County DWI Attorneys
Morris County law enforcement take DWI’s very seriously. The municipal, county and state police all heavily patrol Morris County roads for drunk drivers. If you or someone you love was recently arrested for DWI please call us at LS&P Lawyers today. We have decades of experience appearing in courts throughout Morris County and have defended countless individuals accused of driving while intoxicated. Our team also includes an attorney certified in the Standard Field Sobriety Tests and the Alcotest. This allows us to understand the police officer’s actions before, during, and after the arrest. This also gives us the ability to anticipate the prosecutor’s strategies. We have laid out the fundamentals for you below but it is important to remember that each case is unique. Call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation in detail!
When determining whether someone is under the influence police officers will take into account everything he is supposedly seeing, hearing, smelling, etc.
- How you look;
- How you smell;
- Any admissions you make;
- Whether there was an accident;
- Your manner of driving, etc.
The most important consideration by the police is how you performed on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. There are only three standard field sobriety tests: the walk and turn, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) and the one leg stand. Police often utilize many different tests but these are the only three that are scientifically reliable. If the officer attempts to rely on any test other than these three, we will attack his or her findings. We look closely at each individual case to see whether we can suppress the results of the Alcotest and or the field sobriety test. It is important to realize that as long as the police have probable cause to arrest you, they have the right to ask you to blow into the Alcotest machine to measure your blood alcohol content. We have a high success rate of getting the Alcotest readings suppressed. This is the most important aspect of the case.
In order to be found guilty of DWI the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated while driving.
Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you! Contact us immediately to set up an appointment to discuss your case.