New Jersey DWI Lawyer
Howell Police and New Jersey State Police Police make a ton of arrests in Howell Township for drunk driving. It is crucial to contact a Howell DWI lawyer before attending your arraignment in the Howell DWI court. The judge in Howell Township is the Honorable Alan Kaplan, J.M.C. The prosecutor is State Senator Sean Kean, Esq. Richard Lomurro, Esq. is the public defender.
A good New Jersey DWI lawyer may be able to find a way to beat the DWI or charge or get you the best result. Some common defenses to a Howell DWI are:
After stopping you for a traffic ticket in Howell, the police did not have enough information to detain you and conducting standard field sobriety tests. These tests may include the HGN test, the walk and turn test and the one-leg stand.
Even if you are pulled over for a valid reason this does not give police the right to automatically detain you for sobriety testing. Rather, they still must have reasonable suspicion that you are driving under the influence. This can be the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.
There was no probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving. If, after conducting a valid motor vehicle stop, finding reasonable suspicion to conduct sobriety tests, and then conducting these tests, the officer reasonably believes they have probable cause to arrest you, they will place you under arrest for drunk driving.
These tests all have weaknesses and may be challenged. If your DWI defense attorney can convince the judge that there was not enough evidence to support probable cause, the results of any breathalyzer or alcotest testing may be thrown out.