What are my Defenses to a Wall Township DWI?
Wall Township, New Jersey is a busy town in Monmouth County that handles many Wall DWI matters on a monthly basis. Wall borders Jersey shore towns Belmar, and Manasquan. Those shore towns are home to many bars and nightclubs.
Challenging the Motor Vehicle Stop.
If an individual is stopped and charged with DWI in Wall Township they may be able to challenge the reason why the officer stopped the motor vehicle in the first place. If the officer did not have the legally required reasonable and articulable suspicion to conduct a motor vehicle stop, the stop may be subject to a motion to suppress. If the motion to suppress is successful, the individual will likely have his or her DWI charge dismissed.
Challenging the Field Sobriety Tests
After an individual is stopped for a traffic violation and suspected of DWI, they are often asked to perform field sobriety tests. The national transportation safety board lists three field sobriety tests that are recommended to determine if any individual may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They are the walk and turn test, the one leg stand test and the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. These three tests can serve as the basis for both an arrest and a conviction. If the officer does not conduct the field sobriety tests properly, or the individual who was charged with DWI performed the tests adequately, the tests may be challenged or used in court to either dismiss the DWI or support a not guilty finding.
Challenging the Breath Test Results
If an individual is arrested for DWI in Wall Township they are brought back to the police station and asked to perform a breath test. A breath test is a machine that is used to determine a person’s blood alcohol content. However, the breath test procedures and results may be challenged by the defense attorney or by an expert that may be retained for the person who is charged.
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