South Brunswick police arrest plenty of drivers for DWI. It is very important to speak to a South Brunswick DWI lawyer prior to attending your arraignment. Your arraignment will be held in the South Brunswick Municipal Court. South Brunswick is located in western middlesex county, New Jersey.
An experienced New Jersey DWI lawyer can carefully review all the evidence in your case. After analyzing your case, we can give you a plan for defending against the charge and see your case through trial.
One defense is if after pulling you over for a traffic ticket in South Brunswick 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.