Urine Testing and DWI Defense in New Jersey

Parsippany DWI Attorney

Law enforcement personnel are trained to watch for drivers speeding, weaving in and out of traffic lanes, or other signs that might indicate a possible DWI situation. An officer may pull a vehicle over if there is reason to believe the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. The driver may be asked to submit to blood or urine test and has the choice to either submit or refuse. Since New Jersey has implied consent laws, the refusal will lead to automatic license suspension, jail time and fines.

Of the different types of tests, blood and urine are the most accurate, although not infallible, and not as widely used as breathalyzers. If the officer suspects you are under the influence of drugs, they may ask you to take a urine test. If you or a loved one is accused of a DWI offense and needs help with urine test results, contact an experienced Parsippany DWI defense lawyer for legal assistance.

Urine Testing and Accuracy: Fighting Back in Court

A person convicted of a DWI can expect a harsh sentence of large fines, jail time, loss of driving privileges, and other consequences. The courts rely on blood and urine tests to measure the amount of alcohol or drugs in the accused, but the results are not always accurate. No test has 100% accuracy. Prescription medications are often mistaken for illegal drugs.

There is no way to tell from the test when a driver ingested the substance. The accused should be allowed certain privacy while giving the urine sample. As part of the test, the suspect is supposed to empty the bladder of urine and then give another sample 20 minutes later. The administration of the test and handling of the evidence is important for the prosecution. It is open to challenge by an aggressive defense.

My team at The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. has helped numerous individuals facing the possible consequences of a DWI conviction. I understand how the prosecution builds their cases and how to defend the rights and freedoms of my clients. For a consultation regarding your DWI case and urine testing results, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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