Investigators revealed that a State Police Officer had been improperly calibrating Alcotest devices for years back in 2016.
Thousands of New Jersey drivers who had been convicted of DWI after 2008 in five counties are waiting to learn whether their convictions could be thrown out.
Now, the state has a timeline to decide what happens, and for many, the holidays may be a happier time than they planned.
According to reports from last year, Sergeant Marc Dennis, a former coordinator with the State Police’s Alcohol Drug Testing Unit, routinely skipped a temperature calibration on Alcotest devices in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union counties over a period of eight years.
Some 20,000 drivers who were convicted of DWI in those counties during that period have now been notified that their cases are under review by a retired state supreme court appellate judge.
On November 28, he will rule whether the convictions can be supported based on the mis-calibration.
It’s possible that some or all of the impacted drivers will find their records wiped clean.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI in New Jersey, or have questions about an old case that may be impacted by this ruling, get the legal help you need.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation.