September 2016

Fodder for Cross-Examining the Arresting Officer in a DWI Case
Listen You are representing John Doe who has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Not unlike most defendants charged with DWI, the officer (Officer Smith) administered a roadside sobriety test shortly after stopping John. For those unfamiliar with roadside sobriety tests, they are nothing more than a series of physical …
Arguments in Opposition to “operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state” under the New Jersey DWI Statute
Listen It has long been recognized that a prosecution for drunken driving is in the nature of a quasi-criminal proceeding and must be conducted so as to respect and safeguard the basic rights normally accorded one accused of a criminal offense. State v. Guerrido, 60 N.J. Super. 505, 510 (App. Div. 1960) (citing State v. …