NJ DWI Cases

State v. Filson (2009)

Police must observe a defendant who has been arrested for DWI for an uninterrupted period of 20-minutes before having him to submit breath samples for an Alcotest examination.

State v. Ugrovics (2009)

Any competent witness can satisfy 20-min rule.

State v. Tsetsekas (2009)

Analysis of the factors judges should use in deciding speedy trial motions in DWI cases.

State v. Bertrand (2009)

A private parking garage is a quasi-public area which requires defendant to submit to providing

samples of his breath.

State v. Marquez (2009)

Police do not have to translate paragraph 36.

State v. Wilkins (2009)

No defense that police read wrong version of paragraph 36.

State v. Mustaro (2009)

A motion by a defendant to withdraw a guilty plea following imposition of sentence in a DWI case must be predicated upon correcting a manifest injustice and should generally conform to the 4 balancing factors established by the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Slater, 198 N.J. 145 (2009).

State v. Ciancaglini

A prior conviction for refusing to submit to a breath test will now count as a prior DWI conviction for purposes of sentence enhancement.

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