(PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Garden State CLE (New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Services, LLC), an accredited provider of CLE credits, selected DWI attorney Evan Levow to give a CLE class to fellow lawyers on the topic of New Jersey’s soon to be discontinued Alcotest breath testing machine.
Mr. Evan Levow will be speaking on the pending application before the New Jersey Supreme Court establishing that the Alcotest 7110 breath testing machine is being scrapped by the state in 2016 and possibly sooner.
The state has failed to comply with the New Jersey Supreme Court order in State v. Chun, declining to make the court ordered changes to the software of the machine, resulting in the filing that the machine is not scientifically reliable and is unfit for use in New Jersey. Levow’s CLE course discusses how the failure of New Jersey to follow the Supreme Court order in State v. Chun regarding the Alcotest has resulted in defense issues in drunk driving cases.
Database and software revisions for the Alcotest were mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Chun, 194 N.J. 54 (2008). The Supreme Court ordered the State to make the changes “forthwith”, but the State failed to comply with almost all of the changes that were ordered. The issues were reported in the New Jersey Law Journal (6.18.13). The full article appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal’s print edition, on June 24.
Chun held that Alcotest readings were generally scientifically reliable, based on the conditioned changes to the machine software. However, the state failed to make the changes, leaving the device unsuitable for use because it can no longer be considered scientifically reliable without the court ordered software changes and database correction.
“The Short Life & Sudden Death of the Alcotest in New Jersey” will be held on July 8, 9, 11 and 15. The length of the class time is two hours, five minutes. This fast moving 2.5 credit CLE was designed to help attorneys with DWI trials. Attendees will learn why New Jersey has decided to discontinue the Alcotest, and how the failure of the machine can be used to a client’s advantage. Contact Garden State CLE for more information.
Lawyers at Levow & Associates have been trained to analyze all the results and evidence in every DWI case and use that information to help defend clients. See a New Jersey DWI lawyer video for more information on the firm. Contact Levow & Associates for a free consultation regarding your matter.
About Evan Levow and Levow & Associates, P.A.
New Jersey DWI /DUI Lawyer Evan Levow is the managing partner of Levow & Associates and a nationally recognized DWI attorney. Levow represented the lead defendant in the most important DWI case in New Jersey history, State v. Chun. Mr. Levow was recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for the role he played in shaping DWI defense in NJ and nationwide.
Levow uses his unique knowledge of field sobriety testing and breath-testing machines to help defend his clients. He has lectured to other attorneys, judges and law enforcement throughout the country on theories of DWI defense and prosecution. Mr. Levow’s practice is 100% dedicated to DWI / DUI defense. He can be contacted at:
Evan M. Levow
Levow & Associates | Cherry Hill Plaza Suite 200 | 1415 Route 70 East | Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 | Phone: 877-735-2288 | (856) 428-5055 http://www.nj-dmv-dwi.com