Many people think there’s no way to fight a DWI charge, but that’s not the case. It’s important to remember that a DWI arrest will not always lead to a conviction. The state will need to prove that you were actually under the influence within a reasonable time of operation in order to convict you.
This is not easy – especially when you are represented by expert DWI attorney Steven Hernandez. He will aggressively look for holes in the state’s evidence – including the results of field sobriety and chemical tests – to weaken their case against you.
Skilled Attorney Fighting Field Sobriety Test Results
Law enforcement officers typically administer three field sobriety tests when they suspect a driver is under the influence. These tests include:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- One-Leg Stand
An officer may think you are intoxicated if you are unable to complete one or more of these tests. But the truth is that some people struggle to complete these tests successfully even when they are sober. Injuries, illnesses, uncomfortable footwear, weather, and even a bad case of nerves can affect your performance. Steven Hernandez will fight the results by showing how other factors impacted your ability to complete these tests. He will work relentlessly to ensure these unreliable tests are not used to convict you of DWI.
New Jersey DWI Attorney Pointing Out Problems With Chemical Tests
Law enforcement officers also administer blood or breath tests to drivers who are suspected of DWI. These tests are more reliable than field sobriety tests, but they are far from perfect. Law enforcement officers must follow specific procedures when administering both types of tests. Failing to follow these procedures could affect the outcome of the test. For example, officers must observe the driver for at least 20 minutes prior to administering a breathalyzer test to ensure the driver does not throw up, cough, burp or do anything else that could affect the results. Failing to follow this procedure – or other procedures like it – will lead to unreliable results.
Steven Hernandez is a highly skilled attorney who has completed DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing training, which are the same courses that law enforcement officers take. He knows how to analyze a DWI case carefully to look for issues regarding the administration of chemical tests. He will also review your case to determine if errors were made when collecting or storing your blood sample. If there’s an issue with your chemical tests, Steven Hernandez will discover it and use it to your advantage.
Schedule A No-Cost Consultation With The Right DWI Attorney Today In New Jersey
Have you been arrested for DWI, DUI, or Refusal? If so, it’s in your best interest to seek legal representation from experienced DWI attorney Steven Hernandez as soon as possible. Steven Hernandez has specialized DWI training and extensive legal experience which has helped him successfully beat DWI charges for his clients throughout the state. To schedule a free consultation, call 732-582-5076 or submit your information using the contact form on this website.