Award Winning New Jersey DWI / DUI Lawyer
Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Best Lawyers in America, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
New Jersey Magazine Top Attorneys, April, 2010
New York Area’s Top Lawyers, 2008, 2009 and 2011 as seen in New York Magazine
Martindale Hubbell’s® highest rating for legal ability and ethics: AV® Preeminent™
We Defend DWI Charges in the Entire State of New Jersey.
If you have been arrested for a New Jersey DWI / DUI, you are facing a mandatory license suspension and at least $3,575 in fines and surcharges, if you are convicted. Additionally, once your insurance company discovers the conviction, they will surcharge you thousands of dollars over 3 years. It’s important to know that, unlike other states, New Jersey does not allow a restricted driver’s license for drivers convicted of DWI / DUI or Refusal, to drive to work or any other destination, regardless of how essential the destination is to you, your job or your family.
For these and other reasons, it’s imperative that you hire an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney who is knowledgeable in DWI law and is aggressive and innovative in DWI defense strategy. You’ve come to the right place.
Don't Hire Us if You Want to Plead Guilty. Hire Us to Fight Your DWI Arrest.
Levow & Associates is a group of 4 New Jersey DWI / DUI lawyers exclusively devoted to DWI defense. All we do is DWI and the related charges.
We travel the entire state representing individuals charged with DWI in all 21 New Jersey counties.
Make no mistake – we are extremely aggressive. Do not hire Levow & Associates if you want an attorney to walk you into court and plead you guilty. That’s not what we do. Hire Levow & Associates to aggressively fight the charges against you.
People mistakenly think that nothing can be done to defend against a DWI charge. That’s incorrect. There are many challenges that can be made to your DWI arrest. These cases can be won, and in the vast majority of our client’s cases, we get positive results. We leave no stone unturned when defending our clients and we won’t stop fighting for you until you tell us to.
We are New Jersey DWI trial attorneys. We will thoroughly assess your case and all possible defenses. We know how and where to compel the state to provide the discovery we think we need to win. Although most of our cases resolve without a trial, we prepare our cases as if we are going to trial. We believe this is why our law firm has such an excellent track record of success.
We Have Qualifications That no Other Firm in the State Shares.
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|.26 Breath Test||DWI Dismissed|
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|.190 Blood Test||DWI Dismissed|
|.155 Blood Test||DWI Dismissed|
|.144 Blood Test||DWI Dismissed|
|.128 Blood Test||DWI Dismissed|
|Urine Drug +||DWI Dismissed|
|.24 Breath Test||Suppressed|
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|.18 Breath Test||Suppressed|
|.263 Blood Test||Suppressed|
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Your choice of NJ DWI lawyer can have a great impact on your DWI case. Lawyers throughout New Jersey and across the country frequently seek our firm’s advice regarding DWI cases. This is partly due to our work in State v. Chun, where Evan Levow represented the lead defendant, Chun, in the most important DWI case in New Jersey history. That case challenged the reliability of the Draeger Alcotest® 7110 MKIII-C breath testing machine.
During the Chun litigation, Mr. Levow sent an Alcotest machine to an engineer in New Zealand. Through the experiments managed by Mr. Levow, it was established that the machine is in fact susceptible to "RFI" , radio frequency interference. This resulted in several concessions made by the State during the litigation.
Evan Levow’s cross examination of the chief Draeger engineer resulted in testimony establishing failure rates on the machine. Mr. Levow's constitutional argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court was instrumental in obtaining the computer source code for the machine. This is the first time anywhere in the United States or abroad that a breath testing company was compelled to provide the source code for a breath testing machine. This resulted in a remand of the case to the lower court so that Mr. Levow, the defense team, and the experts that Mr. Levow hired could analyze the Alcotest machine. It was through this analysis that the current safeguards on breath testing were instituted by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Evan Levow was recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for his work in State v. Chun.
Through further litigation, ultimately, Evan Levow was able to get the breath test results in Chun's case dismissed.
Evan Levow also represented the lead defendants in State v. Kent and State v. Renshaw, the most significant recent blood testing cases in New Jersey. Mr. Levow's work changed how the state is required to present evidence and witnesses, whereby the state is now required to produce live testimony to establish how blood was drawn, handled and tested.
NJ DWI Lawyer, Evan Levow, is a key note speaker on national panels and at seminars where he teaches the latest defense strategies to DWI attorneys all over the county. Mr. Levow has taught both the "Technical & Scientific Defenses in Alcotest Cases" and the "Defending a DWI Blood Case" courses at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education. He has been a repeat guest speaker at the "Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI / DWI Cases" annual conference and has also taught the “DWI Defend With Ingenuity” course at the National DWI Seminar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Evan Levow has lectured to countless groups throughout the country on “Strategies to Win Bench Trials”, breath testing, blood testing and field sobriety testing, and is currently authoring 2 books: The DWI Book - New Jersey and New Jersey DWI Defense: The Law & Practice.
Field Sobriety Testing Qualifications
All of the NJ DUI lawyers at Levow & Associates are trained and qualified in field sobriety testing by the same agency that trained the police officer who administered your road-side exercises, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Additionally, Evan Levow is 1 of only 5 attorneys in the state of New Jersey to be qualified as an Instructor in field sobriety testing. In other words, Evan Levow is qualified to teach the Field Sobriety Testing Course to the police officer who administered your road-side tests. Mr. Levow became an Instructor in field sobriety testing so he could understand the tests as well as or better than the officers. We are going to know if something was done incorrectly with your field testing. This may be one way to weaken the state’s case against you.
Breath Testing Qualifications
We are the only law firm in the state of New Jersey to own both the original breath testing machine, the Draeger® Breathalyzer 900, and the newer and currently used Draeger Alcotest® 7110 MKIII-C. All of our attorneys went through the Draeger manufacturer training to become certified in the operation and maintenance of the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C.
Because of our in-depth and unparalleled participation in State v. Chun, along with our ownership of the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C and our vast knowledge of how the machine works, we thoroughly understand the machine you were tested on and its possible errors. Just because the machine read a breath alcohol content of 0.08% or greater doesn’t mean that number was accurate, or that the machine was properly calibrated or that the person operating the machine was certified.
Based on these and other errors, we have a proven track record of getting breath test results thrown out.
Blood, Urine Testing, & Drug Recognition Evaluation
Our New Jersey DWI lawyers have advanced training in blood and urine testing, and also in the Drug Recognition Evaluation program (DRE). We’ve studied with premiere forensic scientists across the country, attending comprehensive seminars, in order to help us identify and evaluate blood and urine testing issues in your New Jersey DWI case. New Jersey DUI lawyer, Evan Levow, has lectured on blood and urine testing, as well as the Drug Recognition Evaluation program to police officers, attorneys and judges. We’ll determine whether your blood draw was done correctly, whether the sample was stored properly, and whether appropriate testing procedures were applied.
NJ DWI Attorney Video: Successfully Defending a DWI Case.
Additional Videos Available On Our Site:
- Technical & Scientific Defenses in an Alcotest Case
(Evan Levow Esq.)
- Video Featuring Frequently Asked Questions
- Video Featuring State v. Chun & The Alcotest Breath Testing Machine
Comprehensive and Caring New Jersey DWI Defense
DWI cases are frequently referred to Levow & Associates by lawyers across the state and throughout the country for a reason. Our clients receive personal attention, support and a specific and well designed defense strategy based on the unique circumstances surrounding the client's arrest. We bring all of our knowledge and experience to bear when defending our clients. And we pride ourselves on achieving the best results possible under the circumstances.
We understand that this case is about your life, your freedom, your family and employment. A DWI arrest does NOT equal conviction. These cases can be won.
Please call us today for a free New Jersey DWI consultation so we can begin working on your defense immediately. We want to help.