Category: DWI Defenses

Breathalyzers And The Mouth Alcohol Defense

When a driver is suspected of committing a DWI offense, he or she may be given a breath test on a device known as the Breathalyzer to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Many law enforcement officials make use of the Breathalyzer machine in DWI cases because it is able to give a direct digital […]

Written by on October 4, 2019

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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests in Syracuse

When a driver is pulled over by the police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), they are often asked to submit to standardized field sobriety tests. These tests are physical acts which are designed to test the driver’s coordination for the purpose of determining intoxication. These tests are the one-leg stand, walk and turn, […]

Written by on July 2, 2013

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Impeachment in Criminal Law

In a DWI case, the defense attorney may attempt to impeach a prosecution witness. The process of impeachment is intended to discredit the witness as a reliable source of information. Successful impeachment of a witness renders the witness less worthy of belief by a jury. The most common method of impeachment is the showing of […]

Written by on May 23, 2013

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Pathological Intoxication

The case of State of New Jersey v. Dennis Newell introduced the new DWI defense of pathological intoxication. In the case, Mr. Newell was convicted of DWI after falling asleep in his car after taking a large dose of Phenobarbital pills. Nr. Newell tried driving his car after taking the pills, had a car crash, […]

Written by on May 14, 2013

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