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Evan Levow: Award-Winning DWI Defense Lawyer
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 experience and knowledge to bear when defending our clients.
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New Jersey courts are notoriously tough on drunk drivers.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you face a mandatory license suspension and at least $6,500 in fines and surcharges from the State and your insurance company if you are convicted. Unlike other states, New Jersey does not allow a work or restricted driver’s license.
For these and other reasons, it’s imperative that you hire an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in DWI law and is aggressive and innovative in defense strategies.
You’ve come to the right place.
Levow DWI Law is a group of highly qualified and experienced DWI trial attorneys exclusively devoted to DWI defense. All we do is DWI and the related charges.
We travel the entire state representing accused individuals in the almost 600 Municipal Courts and Appellate Courts throughout New Jersey.
Make no mistake – we are extremely aggressive – but appropriately aggressive. Our reputation is that we fight for our clients, and that we are not a plea escort service. Do not hire Levow DWI Law if you want an attorney to walk you into court and plead you guilty. That’s not what we do. Hire Levow DWI Law to aggressively challenge the case 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 arrest. In the vast majority of our clients’ cases, we get positive results. We leave no stone unturned in defending our clients, and we won’t stop fighting until you tell us to.
Our trial attorneys 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. When they see us coming, they know we are there to fight for you, and that we know DWI law.
Your choice of DWI lawyer can have a great impact on your case. Lawyers throughout New Jersey and across the country frequently seek our firm’s advice regarding their own 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, and set the standards for DWI defense in New Jersey.
During the Chun litigation, Mr. Levow sent an Alcotest machine to an engineer in New Zealand. The State claimed that the machine was not susceptible to “RFI,” radio frequency interference. Through the experiments managed by Mr. Levow, it was established that the machine is indeed susceptible to electromagnetic interference. This resulted in several concessions made by the State during the Chun 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 Mr. Levow helped develop many of the current defenses to breath testing and DWI that were instituted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the State v. Chun opinion . Evan Levow was recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for his work in State v. Chun.
Evan Levow was ultimately able to get the breath test results in Chun’s case dismissed.
The Chun litigation has been going on for more than 10 years, now. Mr. Levow recently argued that the State failed to comply with the Supreme Court’s order to fix flaws in its programming. Without the changes, which were ordered 6 years ago, by the Court’s own language, the machine is not accurate. Instead, the court ignored the State’s failure to comply and once again said that this flawed machine is good enough for government work.
And that’s why we are the law firm to assist you in this matter. Based on our involvement in the Chun litigation, we know the machine, it’s processes and the best ways to have the machine results suppressed.
Mr. Levow has taught judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys the forensic science of blood testing. All of the lawyers at Levow DWI Law study the science and attend continuing education seminars and training in blood testing
Evan Levow also represented the lead defendants in State v. Kent and State v. Renshaw, the most significant blood evidence cases in New Jersey, establishing Constitutional protections in DWI trials. 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.
Evan Levow was recently named President of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), a national DUI Bar Association. Learn more about Evan’s distinguished appointment here.
Evan Levow is a keynote 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 at the “DWI Defend With Ingenuity” course at the national DWI Seminar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is frequently asked to lecture around the country on the Alcotest, as well as several other areas of DWI defense. Evan 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 The DWI Book – New Jersey.
Every lawyer at Levow DWI Law has been trained and qualified in field sobriety testing by the same agency that trained the police officer who administered your road-side physical testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Evan Levow was the first attorney 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 know the tests and the theories behind them, especially the flaws in the testing. We figure out how to use the testing protocol to your advantage. We are going to know if something was done incorrectly with your field testing. We investigate all the ways to weaken the state’s case against you.
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 vast knowledge of how the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C operates, we can assess 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.
Our DWI defense lawyers have advanced training in blood and urine testing, and also in the Drug Recognition Evaluation program (DRE).
We’ve studied with premier forensic scientists across the country, attending comprehensive seminars and have personally conducted actual lab testing on the machines that are used in blood, urine and drug testing. Our training enhances our ability to identify and evaluate blood, urine or drug testing issues in your case. Evan Levow has lectured on blood and urine testing, as well as the Drug Recognition Evaluation program to police officers, attorneys and judges throughout New Jersey and across the country. He is a founding faculty member of International Legal and Forensic Sciences and Trial Skills University. Our experience will help determine whether your blood draw was done correctly, whether the sample was stored properly, and whether appropriate testing procedures were applied.
DWI cases are frequently referred to Levow DWI Law by lawyers across the state and throughout the country for a reason. Our clients receive personal attention, support and a specific, well-designed defense strategy based on the unique circumstances surrounding their 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 consultation so we can begin working on your defense immediately. We want to help.
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 importnant DWI case in New Jersey history.
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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.