Howard Bailey Provides Expert, “Insider” Defense Against DWI / DUI Charges
As a police officer for 15 years, I know how to spot defects in a DWI/DUI police report. This experience can be huge in acquiring a downgrade if not an outright dismissal on a DWI charge. Sometimes the defect is in the field sobriety test. Sometimes it’s the way the blood or breath was taken or analyzed. Sometimes it’s the machinery, or even the certification of the person giving the test.
Let it be known: If you are convicted of a DUI/DWI offense, you will lose your license. The period of suspension will depend on several factors, including your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), and whether this is your first DUI/DWI conviction. The NJ Supreme Court has issued a directive to the Municipal Courts directing that a DWI ticket not be dismissed as part of a plea to some other charge. Under most circumstances, you will have to either plead guilty to the violation or fight the ticket. Before deciding whether to plea or go to trial, you need to understand what legal issues can impact a Drunk Driving ticket, and whether these issues exist in your case.
If you are issued a DWI summons, consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer before deciding how to resolve your ticket. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
Defending a DWI / DUI Charge
In a recent case, Howard Bailey represented a client charged with operating under the influence and causing an accident that hospitalized the client. Based on the defense investigation, it was proved that the client had been to a party and only served the liquor to others without consuming any. The odor of alcoholic beverages was on his clothing, from spilled drinks. The DWI summons was dismissed by the prosecutor. In another recent case, Mr Bailey represented a client charged with DWI, who was unconscious at the scene of an accident and taken to the hospital. Based on observations at the scene, the officers charged him with DWI and his blood was drawn to establish what his BAC was. The defense investigation established that the only observations to support the suspicion of DWI was the odor of an alcoholic beverage in the cab of the truck. There were no observations of the odor coming from the client. Based on this defect, the blood test results were suppressed and the charge was dismissed.
About Howard W. Bailey
Howard W Bailey has been involved with the field of criminal law for over thirty-five years and knows his way inside the legal system: He’s been a police officer, an assistant prosecutor, and now works as a criminal defense attorney for those who’ve been charged with a crime. So if you’ve been charged with drunk driving (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI, Howard Bailey’s experience can make a huge difference in how your rights and freedom are protected. He has represented hundreds of clients throughout NJ in the Superior Courts, Municipal Courts and the Federal District Courts. While the majority of his criminal cases are resolved, downgraded or dismissed, Mr. Bailey’s extensive legal experience in criminal law has had a powerful and positive effect on those drunk driving cases that have gone to trial.
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