DWI Probable Cause

Some people might think that the smell of alcohol on a driver who is pulled over by police is the smoking gun indicating that he or she was drunk. However, the odor of alcohol alone actually does not prove much of anything. Why? Because smell that we associate with alcohol does not actually come from […]

New Jersey DWI Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that states should lower the DUI/DWI limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. While some people may tout this as public safety measure, the reality is that lowering the BAC limit will do little—if anything—to make our roads safer. One of the main concerns with this measure is the […]

Breath Test Error

Truth be told, the results of breath tests are not suitable evidence to be used for DWI prosecutions. Breath testing is inaccurate, error prone and subject to numerous calibration issues. These machines use outdated 1970’s technology to produce results that are used to convict people of a serious offense. Because of numerous issues, state police […]

Checkpoints

DWI checkpoints—also known as roadblocks sobriety checkpoints—have become commonplace throughout New Jersey. Police set up these roadblocks all over the state on weekends and holidays to stop innocent people and treat them like criminals. Although the Supreme Court has ruled that DWI checkpoints are legal under certain criteria, there is a growing concern among the […]

New Jersey Field Sobriety Test

Knowing your rights can help protect you from a wrongful DWI arrest. One of the rights you may not be aware of is the fact that you are not required to perform the field sobriety tests. No matter how much the officer insists, you are under no legal obligation to do so. As someone who […]