The Law Office of Jason T. Komninos, located 4 blocks from the Bergen County Court House in Hackensack, New Jersey is asked many questions regarding the law. If you have questions or need help, contact us.
What are the defenses to a DWI/DUI charge?
As with any traffic or criminal charge, the burden is always on the State to prove guilt. There are many procedures involved in a DWI/DUI charge that the police must follow when conducting their investigation.
Such procedures may include conducting field sobriety tests, conducting a 20 minute observational period, administering the Alcotest, etc. The State is required to provide a specific list of discovery to the Defendant to show that the police followed these procedures and that the Alcotest was working correctly.
Upon review of the discovery, it may be possible to prepare defenses to the DWI/DUI charge.