The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards recently represented a client charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The client was accused by the New Jersey State Police of driving with a blood alcohol content (“BAC”) of .08 according to the alchotest (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “breathalyzer”), which is right at the legal limit. He was also charged with careless driving, obstructing traffic, and unsafe lane changes.
Rickards, through an expert examination, was able to have the DUI charge dismissed on the basis that the client had vomit on his shirt, which indicated he had thrown up prior to taking the alchotest, which could compromise its results. As such, the alchotest readings were thrown out, and the client pleaded only to lesser traffic violations, thereby saving himself the mandatory license suspension that would accompany a DUI.