Our office recently represented a client who had been charged with a DWI after crashing his car on the New Jersey Turnpike. State Troopers soon arrived and arrested him under suspicion of drunk driving and took him back to the station where he blew a 0.13% BAC. As a first time offender, he faced a mandatory driver’s license suspension of 7 – 12 months. To make matters worse, our client was a commercial driver who owned his own business and had a CDL. If convicted of the DWI, in addition to any basic driving suspension, he faced a mandatory 1 year suspension of his CDL and would be unable to work.
Our attorneys put together an aggressive defense to attack the State’s case against him and challenged their level of proofs, which included retaining a DWI expert. After months of back and forth, the case was set for trial and when the State’s key witness failed to show for a second time, the judge granted our motion to dismiss based on lack of prosecution. The DUI and all the ancillary charges were dismissed and our client was able to walk out of the courtroom without even losing his license for a day.
State v. N.G.