The radio frequency interference (RFI) of cell phones can affect the readings generated by an Alcotest Breathalyzer. Therefore, the "official procedure" for taking breath samples includes the removal of cell phones from the testing area.

For this reason, if you were arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey and had your cell phone with you, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Did the officer ask if I had a cell phone with me?
  2. If so, did he/she take it from me and remove it from the testing area?

If the answer to either of these questions is "No," then it may well be possible to get the Alcotest reading thrown out. This does not mean that your entire case will be dismissed, but it does make it much more difficult for the state to prove its case, especially if the Field Sobriety Test was not conducted properly.

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I don't take every case that comes to me. But if you were arrested and charged with a DUI in Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Salem, or Cumberland County, you know you need to hire a lawyer for your case, and you want to make an investment in the level of representation that you need, then call my office immediately at 856-432-4113 or fill out my contact form to schedule an appointment to discuss your case! You will thank yourself later!

Steven J. Richardson
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Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.