Blood Tests

Do you need an attorney to challenge a blood test in a Camden County DWI case? We can help.

There is a major misconception that a blood test is fail safe when it comes to prosecution for driving while intoxicated (DWI)  in New Jersey. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The protocol and legal requirements for admission into evidence of blood test results in a Gloucester City, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Camden, Gloucester Township or another Camden County municipal court make this scientific evidence highly susceptible to attack by a talented attorney. This is a primary reason why you should strongly consider hiring an experienced Camden County DWI Lawyer to defend your N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 charge.

The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have precisely what you need with qualifications that include:

  • A team of 10 lawyers who specialize in defense with a DWI department head who is among a handful of attorneys statewide who limit their practice exclusively to DWI and DUI cases
  • Over 200 years of combined experience defending driving while intoxicated and operating under the influence charges in municipalities like Berlin, Voorhees, Somerdale, Bellmawr and Stratford
  • Former DWI prosecutors in more than 25 towns
  • 5 lawyers who are Alcotest 7110 certified and 2 who are also certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • An Alcotest 7110 breathalyzer to assist in preparation of cases
  • Decades of success stories defending individuals charged with drunk and drugged driving

As you can tell from our advanced training and experience, we understands exactly how to attack a 39:4-50 violation, whether its your first offense, second offense or even a third offense (or worse). If you have been charged with a DWI and would like the opportunity to discuss your case in a free consultation, an attorney on our team is available 24/7 to help you. Call (856) 288-3350 now for immediate assistance.

Blood Tests in New Jersey DWI Cases

In most driving while intoxicated cases, the driver will be given the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device to indicate how much alcohol he or she has consumed. However, in some cases, the driver will instead be required to take a blood test to show the level of intoxication. This usually happens when there is an accident and the driver is sent to the hospital for treatment. Other situations where a blood test is usually given include if a driver is injured and is in need of medical attention or because the defendant’s injury prevents him from providing a breath sample, a defendant’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is dangerously high, or a defendant’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is dangerously low.

Note: There may be ways to challenge the blood sample in your case. For example, there could be an issue with the chain of custody or a problem with the way the blood test was obtained, or the person who took the sample might not have been medically authorized to do so.

Refusal to submit to a blood test is not a valid charge in New Jersey like refusal to submit to a breath test is. The police however, are allowed to take a blood test from a person without their permission depending on the circumstances in which case you do not have the right to refuse. One of our attorneys recently represented a client who was charged with refusal to submit to a blood test and had the charges dismissed since it is not a violation under the criminal code.

Contact a Gloucester DWI Lawyer for a Free Consultation

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a DWI charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of the DWI law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at (856) 288-3350 for a free initial consultation about your case.

The team of dwi lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall challenge blood tests results in Gloucester City, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Camden, Gloucester Township, Berlin, Voorhees, Somerdale, Bellmawr, Stratford and the rest of Camden County. Contact us for the sound legal guidance you need.