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Alcotest - Breath Test

New Jersey Alcotest - Breath Test Lawyer

If you were charged with a DUI/DWI in New Jersey and took a breathalyzer or Alcotest, you may able to have these charges dropped. Breath analyzers (or breathalyzers as they are commonly called) often give inaccurate readings if the breath test is performed incorrectly. While Alcotests are more accurate, they are not foolproof and there are ways to call into question the results.

Fight back against your drinking and driving charge. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC today.

Challenging the Alcotest

In March 2008 the New Jersey Supreme Court found the Alcotest machine to be reliable in an opinion entitled State v. Chun. The Alcotest is a machine used to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) in impaired drivers. Given the Supreme Court's finding of reliability, the Alcotest has now replaced the breathalyzer in DWI/DUI cases in New Jersey. The Alcotest has been found to be more accurate than the breathalyzer. As a result, challenging the Alcotest requires a skilled attorney.

Our criminal defense team has handled many DUI/DWI cases; and we understand how to effectively contest BAC readings. In many cases we immediately retain experts who review the police procedures to identify any errors and possible defenses. We attend seminars and classes in order to stay ahead of the prosecution. If you were charged with drinking and driving in New Jersey, we can help.

Experienced Trial Lawyer in Bergen County

Challenging any BAC test requires skilled litigation techniques. Attorney Joseph R. Donahue is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and has 30 years of  legal experience. Our firm has extensive experience fighting on our clients' behalf in court.

Contact Us – (201) 574-7919

Call Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC at (201) 574-7919 or contact us by e-mail. We may be able to challenge the readings of the breathalyzer or Alcotest and have the charges against you dismissed.


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Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if we feel it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.