Drunk Driving Charges In New Jersey
Posted May 6th, 2013 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Criminal Defense.
A Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge is a serious offense which can result in significant consequences. The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision which may apply if you or someone you know is charged with drunk driving.
Missouri v. McNeely is a Supreme Court decision decided April 17 which says, “in drunk-driving investigations, the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant.”
The Court also noted, “though a blood test conducted in a medical setting by trained personnel is less intrusive than other bodily invasions, this Court has never retreated from its recognition that any compelled intrusion into the human body implicates significant, constitutionally protected privacy interests. Finally, the government’s general interest in combating drunk driving does not justify departing from the warrant requirement without showing exigent circumstances that make securing a warrant impractical in a particular case.”
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If you are facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation