(PRWEB) August 16, 2013
The Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C breath testing machine will, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, no longer be used in New Jersey after December 31, 2016, and will likely be retired before then. New Jersey DWI lawyers who want to keep up in their practice area can hear from the experts on what is to come next, and how to correctly advocate for clients who have been charged with a DWI. The CLE program is “Son of Chun: The Short Life and Death of Alcotest in New Jersey” and it is taught by DWI lawyer Evan Levow. Levow represented the lead defendant in State v. Chun, the most important DWI case in New Jersey history.
The seminar is available as an “On-demand” video program from the NJCLES Presents: Garden State CLE. This format allows busy professionals to learn the material and earn CLE credits on their own time. New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Services, LLC (NJCLES) is an accredited provider of CLE credits.
Attendees of this 2.5 credit CLE will learn why New Jersey decided to discontinue the Alcotest, and how the failure of the machine can be used to a client’s advantage. Issues covered in the class also include corruption of data and the hiding of evidence.
“Legal professionals who take this class will learn how to better challenge DWI evidence,” said NJ DWI lawyer Levow.
In addition to NJ DWI expert Levow, the class is taught by DWI attorney Robert Pinizzotto; attorney/ Alcotest expert Samuel L. Sachs; and senior instructor and author of NJ Drunk Driving Law 2013, Robert Ramsey.
The course is also available on DVD, Audio CD and MP3. Individuals are invited to choose what best suits their lifestyle and needs.
The “On-Demand” course can be taken for free.
State v. Chun, 194 N.J. 54 (2008), is the case which challenged the scientific reliability of the Alcotest. In Chun, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Alcotest readings were generally scientifically reliable, based on certain conditioned changes to the machine software. The New Jersey Supreme Court mandated what those database and software revisions would be. New Jersey State, however, failed to make the changes, leaving the device unsuitable for use because it could no longer be considered scientifically reliable without the court ordered software changes and database correction
The Supreme Court ordered the State to make the changes “forthwith”, but the State failed to comply with almost all of the mandated changes. Now the use of the Alcotest is being discontinued.
Chun set the standard for DWI defense and prosecution in New Jersey, and also affected national protocol.
The New Jersey Law Journal (6.18.13) reported the issues. The full article appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal’s print edition, on June 24.
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. Contact Levow & Associates for a free consultation regarding your matter.
About Evan Levow and Levow & Associates, P.A.
New Jersey DWI 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