Experienced DUI / DWI Defense in
Monmouth County, Mercer County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Union County & Somerset County
In New Jersey, when you have been pulled over for any reason, and the officer has reasonable cause to believe that you are driving while impaired or under the influence, you can be asked to submit to a breath test to determine your blood alcohol content, or BAC. Though many people still refer to it as a “breathalyzer,” New Jersey actually uses a process known as the Alcotest 7110 MK-IIIC. Regardless of the test used, though, it must still be properly administered, and the evidence against you must be safeguarded to ensure that it cannot be compromised or tainted.
If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New Jersey, you want a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. I can help.
My name is Edward M. Janzekovich, I bring a unique blend of knowledge and experience to people throughout New Jersey who face DUI/DWI charges. I’ve been a lawyer for more than eight years, but I also spent 23 years as an officer in the East Brunswick Police Department. While on the force, I received considerable training from the New Jersey State Police in matters related to DUI/DWI arrests. I have been certified with specialized knowledge and skills regarding the identification of drunk drivers, as well as the administration of field sobriety and BAC tests. As a police officer, I worked with prosecutors on DUI/DWI cases, so I know the strategies and tactics they use to seek a conviction, and I can anticipate how they will prepare their case.
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights with Respect to a BAC Test
It’s important to understand that, in New Jersey, the Alcotest results are the only BAC breath evidence that is admissible in a drunk driving prosecution. Those tests are always administered at the police station. If the only BAC test you took was at the side of the road, it was likely what is known as a “portable breath test (PBT),” and is not admissible in court.
I have been trained by the NJ state police as an operator to run the Alcotest which is the breath machine that you blew into. There are very specific procedures that must be followed when the Alcotest is administered. I will carefully review police reports and interview police officers and others, if necessary, to determine whether officers followed the rules. If there are any irregularities, I will seek to have the evidence thrown out and the charges dismissed.
Contact DUI / DWI Defense Attorney Edward M. Janzekovich
The Office of Edward M. Janzekovich can help if you have been arrested and charged with DWI / DUI in Union County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Burlington County, Mercer County & Somerset County.