Boonton NJ DWI Defense AttorneysThe Morris County DWI defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC help clients beat drunk driving charges throughout Morris County. Our experienced lawyers have defended clients against DWI charges in Morristown, Parsippany, Roxbury, Denville, Mount Olive, and Dover.

Our firm’s DWI defense credentials include an attorney who has been certified on the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device, another attorney who is a certified field sobriety test instructor, and another attorney who is a former Morris County prosecutor. Additionally, the Tormey Law Firm utilizes a retired state trooper who is certified in both the Alcotest machine and field sobriety instruction. Our attorneys have vast experience and understand the nuances of DWI laws in New Jersey. We have handled thousands of DWI cases, so we know what it takes to win in the courtroom.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Morris County or anywhere else in NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.

Boonton NJ DWI Charges Dismissed

Travis J. Tormey and Tom Ercolano of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently defended a client who was facing a first offense DWI charge in Boonton, New Jersey. The client had also been charged with a DWI in a school zone offense. This meant that a conviction could have resulted in severe penalties, including driver’s license suspension for up to two years. In addition to being charged with drunk driving, the client was also cited for numerous traffic violations, such as reckless driving, speeding, and failure to keep right.

Once the client retained the services of the Tormey Law Firm, she was in good hands. Our skilled Morris County DWI defense attorneys requested discovery evidence from the Boonton Police Department. “Discovery” refers to all the evidence the State possesses and plans to use when proving the charges against the defendant. In most DWI cases, discovery evidence includes police reports, videos, and any documents related to the breath testing machine. Once the Tormey Law Firm DWI defense team got the discovery in this case, they were encouraged to see that the client’s breath reading on the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device was below the legal limit in New Jersey of .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). This meant that it was not a “per se” violation of the New Jersey DWI statute.

Despite the fact that our client did not register a BAC above the legal limit, the prosecutors were still in a position to pursue conviction based on police officer observations. In some DWI cases, prosecutors can seek a conviction when the arresting officer observed erratic driving and signs of intoxication like bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol, and admissions to drinking. It is also possible for a motorist to be arrested and charged with a DWI when they fail psychophysical tests known as field sobriety tests. These typically include the stand-on-one-leg test and the walk-the-straight-line test, which is more commonly known as the walk-and-turn test.

In the Boonton DWI case, our client was not able to perform the field sobriety tests due to medical reasons. She underwent surgery on both knees, including a full knee replacement on the right knee. Additionally, she underwent surgery on her back. As a result of these previous surgical procedures, the client could not perform field sobriety tests. Importantly, this failure to perform had nothing to do with intoxication.

Based on these evidential issues and serious proof problems for the State, the police officer and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges, including the first offense DWI charge and the DWI in a school zone charge. This was a fantastic outcome for the client. Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm, she did not lose her driver’s license and did not get a DWI conviction on her permanent record.

Montville Drunk Driving LawyersA Montville New Jersey cop was found not guilty on drunk driving charges after prosecutors failed to prove that he actually operated a car while intoxicated.

The suspect is a police officer with the Montville Township Police Department. He was placed under arrest in October 2016 on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The arresting officer allegedly spotted the suspect standing next to the driver’s side door of his unmarked police patrol vehicle. The car was in the parking lot of the police department.

The suspect was placed under arrest and cited for multiple traffic offenses, including drunk driving and careless driving.

The case was eventually moved from Montville to Morris Plains because of a conflict of interest: the suspect is employed as a police officer in Montville, New Jersey.

Although prosecutors pursued a conviction in Morris Plains Municipal Court, the charges were ultimately dismissed because prosecutors could not establish that the suspect operated the motor vehicle.

A conviction on the DWI charges would likely have resulted in significant penalties, including license suspension.

Despite the dismissal, however, the suspect still faces discipline by the Montville Police Department because allegedly committed the DWI offense while he was on duty.

For additional information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Montville Officer Accused of On-Duty DWI Found Not Guilty.”

Pequannock New Jersey DUI AttorneysPequannock New Jersey police recently arrested a local man accused of driving under the influence of Xanax and causing a serious car crash.

The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. in Pequannock, NJ. The suspect is a 37-year-old resident of Pequannock, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving a car on the Newark Pompton Turnpike when he slammed into a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Kinnelon woman.

Pequannock NJ cops arrived at the scene of the crash and allegedly noticed the suspect showing signs that he was under the influence of prescription medicine.

After the accident, the other motorist was taken by her parents to Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ. Doctors at the Pompton Plains medical facility treated her for serious injuries that included a broken arm.

The suspect was also transported to the same hospital so that he could be treated for minor injuries suffered in the car crash.

The suspect was later taken into police custody and charged with several traffic offenses, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving. The suspect was also charged with assault by auto.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man on Xanax Caused Crash That Broke Woman’s Arm, Cops Say.”

Pequannock New Jersey DWI LawyersA Montvale NJ police officer pleaded guilty to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges in Pequannock, New Jersey.

The suspect is a North Jersey resident who is employed as a cop with the Montvale Police Department. In June 2016, a Pequannock police officer found the suspect slumped behind the wheel of a black BMW. The motor vehicle was parked along Route 23 south in Pequannock, NJ.

Law enforcement administered a breath test to the suspect. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect failed the breath test and registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18 percent. This was well above the legal limit of .08 percent BAC in New Jersey.

The suspect was arrested by Pequannock police and charged with a first offense DWI.

Now the suspect’s DWI charges have been resolved. He recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ and admitted to the drunk driving offense. His driver’s license has been suspended as a result of the guilty plea.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “North Jersey Cop Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving.”

Washington Township DUI LawyersA Washington Township police officer has been accused of causing drunk driving accidents in Pennsylvania last summer.

The suspect is a 45-year-old man who lives in Great Meadows NJ and who works for the Washington Township police force.

The DWI crashed occurred on June 16, 2017. According to authorities, the suspect driving a Nissan Armada SUV and headed the wrong way on a one-way street in Tamaqua, PA when he slammed into a parked car.

Around five hours later, the suspect allegedly struck several other cars on a road in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Police later stopped the suspect’s vehicle at a roadblock when they noticed that the vehicle airbag had been deployed.

The suspect now faces numerous charges, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), reckless driving, and resisting arrest.

In April, the suspect will be required to make an appearance in Luzerne County Court in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

While the DWI charges remain pending, the suspect has been suspended with pay from the Washington Township Police Department.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Hearing for N.J. Cop Accused of DUI, Resisting Arrest in Pa. Set for April.”

Boonton Township DWI LawyersA school official in Boonton Township NJ faces charges for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Morris Township, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 60-year-old man who lives in Mendham, NJ. Since July 2014, the suspect has served as the business administrator for the Boonton Board of Education. For 10 years before that, he was the business administrator for the Randolph Board of Education.

The suspect was placed under arrest on December 30, 2016 and charged with drunk driving after being involved in a car accident. According to authorities, the suspect was driving in Morris Township NJ when he lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed. Someone subsequently dialed 911 and alerted the Morris County Park Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene.

When Morris County Park cops arrived at the scene of the accident, they reportedly observed the suspect exhibiting signs of being intoxicated. It has not been revealed yet whether the suspect failed a breath test before he was arrested and charged with a DUI.

The suspect has also been cited for other traffic offenses in connection with the car crash.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Boonton School Official Charged with DWI, Report Says.”

Morris County NJ DWI Defense LawyersThe New Jersey “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will be ramped up through New Year’s Day, which means an increased police presence in Morris County over the holidays. As a result, anyone who drinks and driver in December could be arrested on DWI charges.

NJ police officials recently stated that local police departments in Morris County will place extra cops on patrol as part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The funding for the additional overtime pay will come from a federal grant provided to local Morris County police departments.

The “Driver Sober” program is intended to deter individuals from getting intoxicated and then getting behind the wheel. The increased emphasis on preventing DWIs should help to reduce the number of DWI fatalities between now and New Year’s. Over the previous five years, there have been almost 1,000 drunk driving fatalities in NJ.

During the 2015 “Drive Sober” campaign, Denville law enforcement arrested six people on Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges.

The increased police presence on Morris County roads will likely also lead to citations for other traffic violations, including speeding, reckless driving, and careless driving.

To learn more about this case, read the NorthJersey.com article, “Police Departments Beef Up DWI Patrols for Holidays.”

Morristown New Jersey DWI LawyersA Rockaway Township woman has been sentenced to five years in NJ State Prison for causing a fatal DWI accident on a local roadway.

The suspect is a 63-year-old woman from Rockaway, New Jersey. She used to work as the transportation supervisor for the Rockaway Township school district. She was charged with vehicular manslaughter stemming from her involvement in a fatal car crash that occurred on Upper Hibernia Road on June 26, 2015.

According to authorities, the suspect was drunk when she lost control of her car and left the road. The car struck a mailbox and a tree before finally coming to a stop.

The suspect’s 40-year-old son, who was a passenger in the car when the crash occurred, went into cardiac arrest and later died at a hospital.

The suspect reportedly registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.263 percent on the night of the DUI crash. This was significantly higher than legal limit of 0.08 percent in NJ.

The suspect would have gone to trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, but she reached a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. The terms of the plea deal call for the suspect to be sentenced to five years in prison.

For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Woman Gets 5 Years in Prison for Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Son.”

Roxbury NJ Drunk Driving AttorneysA Hopatcong New Jersey man needed medical treatment after allegedly driving drunk and causing a DWI accident in Roxbury, NJ.

The drunk driving accident reportedly occurred just after 10:30 p.m. on Route 80 in Roxbury, New Jersey. The suspect, a 46-year-old Hopatcong NJ resident, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and traveling west on the highway when lost control of the car around mile marker 32.4. The motor vehicle left the roadway and struck the guardrail on the highway’s right shoulder.

Fortunately, there were no other cars involved in the motor vehicle accident.

New Jersey State Police troopers went to the scene of the accident and found the victim behind the wheel and suffering from serious injuries. The injured motorist was transported to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ, where doctors treated him.

The suspect was later charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Moreover, a passenger in the vehicle was charged with heroin possession because NJ State Police allegedly found him in possession of a small amount of heroin.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Driver Seriously Injured in DWI Crash on Route 80 in Roxbury, Cops Say.”

Morristown New Jersey DUI LawyersPolice arrested a Morristown New Jersey man accused of causing a DWI accident and crashing into a parked patrol car.

The car accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, a 24-year-old resident of Morristown NJ, was reportedly behind the wheel of his Jeep and driving on West Park Place when he hit a marked patrol vehicle. The collision resulted in minor damage to both vehicles.

A Morristown NJ cop was seated inside the police car at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries. He was later taken to Morristown Medical Center, where doctors evaluated him and then released him.

The suspect was not injured in the car crash. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) because Morristown NJ cops reportedly noticed him showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Police also issued the suspect a traffic citation for careless driving in connection with the car accident.

If the suspect is convicted of drunk driving, he would be subject to significant penalties that include suspension of his driver’s license, costly fines, and potentially jail time. The exact penalties would depend on whether the suspect has been convicted of drunk driving in New Jersey within the past 10 years.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Drunk Driver Hits Police Car in Morristown, Cops Say.”