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Case Result: Newark, N.J. DWI

Rachel Kugel represented a client charged with DWI in Newark Municipal Court. This was the client’s second offense and as such he faced mandatory minimum penalties that included a 2 year loss of license, 2-90 days in jail, 30 days community service, installation of an ignition interlock device, and more.

The Kugel Law Firm vigorously advocated for our client from the beginning including preserving any and all rights to a speedy trial. Rachel Kugel challenged the operation element of the offense arguing that the State could not prove that the client operated or intended to operate in an intoxicated condition given that he was found in a legal parking spot and asleep. The Court agreed that the case presented an issue with regard to proof of operation when the State could not offer additional proof from the officer to expand on the initial proofs, the Court granted the motion made by The Kugel Law Firm to dismiss the case.

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