Getting pulled over on suspicion of DWI can happen without warning. You might be headed home after a fun night out with friends, and then suddenly you are in a situation in which you never expected to be: answering questions from an officer about your alleged intoxication. At Levow DWI Law, we understand the confusion and stress that you are feeling. Our Morristown DWI lawyers have represented thousands of people who have been accused of drunk driving. In fact, it is all that we do every day, all day.
Judges and prosecutors respect us as tenacious advocates who leave no stone unturned in investigating and defending a case. We are not here to just file a guilty plea for you. Instead, we make a commitment to aggressively fight for clients in the courtroom and in negotiations with the prosecution. This is what any driver deserves when they are facing a DWI charge, since their freedom, their driver's license, and their job may be at stake. One important thing that you should know is that being arrested and being convicted are two very different things. Innocent people get pulled over and arrested all the time. Many of our clients feel hopeless and helpless when they contact us, only for us to get a dismissal or acquittal that allows them to move forward. There are many possible defenses to a DWI charge. As attorneys who have helped shape the evolution of New Jersey DWI law, we are familiar with the nuances of all of them.Strategies to Challenge the Prosecution's Case
The testimony of the officer who pulled over the driver may play a key role in the prosecution's case against the driver. An officer might testify that the driver was swerving, that there was a smell of alcohol on the driver's breath, or that the driver failed a field sobriety test. However, a DWI attorney in Morristown can develop strategies to challenge the officer's testimony. They might be able to identify an innocent explanation for apparent symptoms of intoxication or poor performance on a field sobriety test. For example, people with certain medical conditions might not perform well on these tests even if they are sober. Bloodshot eyes might indicate fatigue or allergies rather than intoxication.
Even if a blood alcohol content (BAC) test shows a result above the legal limit, a DWI defense attorney often can attack the results of the test. Attorney Evan Levow understands the complexities of breath testing machines, knows how they are supposed to be operated, and recognizes how easy it can be for an officer to make a mistake in administering a breath test. Moreover, he played an instrumental role in State v. Chun, a case that established the procedures used by defense attorneys and prosecutors for breath test results in New Jersey. Our Morristown DWI attorneys stay on the cutting edge of our profession and have helped instruct many of our peers in strategies for investigating and arguing DWI cases.
DWI charges in Morristown are heard in the Morristown Municipal Court at 200 South Street (1st floor). The clerk's office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (window service ends at 4:00 p.m.), and court is usually held on Mondays and Thursdays.Consult an Attorney Dedicated to DWI Defense
In New Jersey, driving while intoxicated is a "motor vehicle offense" that is adjudicated by a judge rather than a jury. However, this does not mean that there are not serious consequences for a conviction. Even a first offense can result in jail time, a hefty fine, a suspended license, and a surcharge on a driver's auto insurance. If you have been stopped for DWI while traveling along I-287, U.S. 202, Route 24, or another highway or road in the Morristown area, our DWI lawyers can help you defend yourself to the fullest extent of the law. You can call us any time at 877-593-1717 or contact us online for a consultation.