The Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client who was facing first offense DWI charges in Fort Lee, NJ.

The client was pulled over by a patrol office in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The police officer later administered a breath test, which allegedly turned up a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of higher than .08 percent. Since the legal limit in the State of New Jersey is .08 percent BAC, the client was subject to severe DWI penalties. Some of the most serious penalties included: driver’s license suspension for a period of 3 months, a $400 fine, up to $3,000 in MVC surcharges, and alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).

Travis J. Tormey, the firm’s founding partner, defended the client in Fort Lee Municipal Court. Thankfully for the client, the Tormey Law Firm utilizes the services of a DWI expert who previously served as a New Jersey State Trooper and taught classes at the police academy. Our firm’s Alcotest expert challenged the accuracy of the breath test reading in this case. Mr. Tormey then convinced both the prosecutor and the judge that the breath test reading could have been just below the legal limit. Thanks to Mr. Tormey’s skill and persuasion, the court ultimately dismissed the DWI charge. Instead, our client was allowed to plead to an insignificant careless driving violation and avoid the most significant penalties for a DWI conviction.

This was a fantastic outcome for the client and another success story for the Tormey Law Firm.