The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Milltown, New Jersey. The client was accused of having caused a serious accident while driving under the influence of drugs. When the police arrived on the scene, the client was sitting by his disabled car, and the police indicated that he smelled of marijuana, and exhibited psycho-physical signs evidencing same. The police then required the client to provide a urine sample, which was to demonstrate his marijuana usage. In addition to be charged with a DUI, the client was also charged criminally with drug charges.
Rickards was able to get the DUI charges thrown out because the State repeatedly failed to provide the lab reports for the urine specimen, thereby saving the client a mandatory seven to twelve-month loss of license, and mandatory jail time. The criminal charges were converted into a conditional dismissal, which allowed for the charges to ultimately be dismissed after one year with the defendant’s compliance.