If you or a loved one has received a DUI, don’t panic. Often, a New Jersey attorney, such as Leon Matchin, can help. An attorney will evaluate the evidence of your case and can also determine if it is unfair or invalid. Sometimes your attorney can dispute the results of the balance test or the Alcotest. Leave all your worries in the hands of your attorney. They will guide you through the entire process. And hopefully they will have the charges reduced or dismissed. Here are two ways attorneys fight DUI charges in court.
Question Quality of Balance Test
Failing a balance test is not the final determining factor for DUI charges. In fact, various issues can cause the charges to be disputed. For example, does the person have a disease or illness that makes them unbalanced? As a matter of fact, there are many physical ailments that a person could have that have nothing to do with alcohol that could make them fail a balance test. The attorney also needs to understand the land where the balance test was administered. Was it hilly? Or was it bumpy? Were there a lot of rocks? All these factors would make anyone less balanced, even if they had no alcohol in their system.
Question Alcotest Administration
The timing of the Alcotest is very important. The test should be given right after the person is pulled over. Because of this, if the test is given hours after, it should be considered an unreasonable delay and invalid evidence. Many other protocols and procedures also have to be met in order for the Alcotest reading to be admissible as evidence in court such as the twenty minutes observation period. Leon Matchin will thoroughly review the discovery to poke holes in the State’s case at the time of trial. Remember, Leon Matchin is a Certified Municipal Court Trial Attorney.
Fighting DUI Charges With A New Jersey Attorney
Getting a DUI charge can be scary. The jail time and fines can also seem frightening. Luckily, a New Jersey attorney such as Leon Matchin will work with you to get the charges dismissed. Leon is very experienced in fighting DUI charges. He will analyze the evidence and determine if there is a chance of it being invalid. Call Leon Matchin at 732-887-2479 or contact him via email at [email protected] for more information about fighting DUI charges.