The Tormey Law Firm recently helped a client beat DWI charges in Lodi NJ.
The client was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Lodi, New Jersey. More specifically, the client had been charged with a first offense DWI. Although the client was in better shape than someone who had been charged with a second offense DWI or a third offense DWI, he was still facing severe penalties: up to 30 days in the county jail; driver’s license suspension for 3 months to 1 year; a fine of $800; and 12–48 hours of mandatory alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).
Worse yet, the prosecutor in the case would likely to seek maximum penalties for the client because the arrest was made after a car accident. A major aggravating factor for sentencing in DWI cases is a DWI accident. This meant that the judge had the ability to impose maximum penalties allowed under the law.
The good news was that Travis J. Tormey and his team of DWI attorneys were on the case. We immediately began our defense by showing that the client’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was below the legal limit of .08 percent. We also argued that the state had made a crucial mistake by failing to use a drug recognition expert (DRE) to evaluate our client shortly after his arrest. Additionally, we argued that the state had made another mistake by failing to take a urine sample from our client after his arrest; this made it extremely difficult for the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client was driving under the influence of drugs.
Thanks to Mr. Tormey’s efforts, the prosecutor ultimately decided to drop the charges. This was a tremendous result for our client and a huge success for the Tormey Law Firm.