Sunday, July 2, 2017

Five Things That You Must Know About DWI Checkpoints in New Jersey

1.  Can they do that?

Is it legal for New Jersey Law Enforcement to set up a DWI sobriety checkpoint?  Yes; in 1990 the United States Supreme Court held that sobriety checkpoints are constitutional in Michigan v. Sitz.  

2.  What are my rights before the stop?

What can you lawfully do before a sobriety checkpoint?  If you can safely and legally turn before the checkpoint, or make a lawful U turn, you may avoid a sobriety checkpoint.  

3.  What are my rights during the stop?

If you have been selected at a sobriety checkpoint in New Jersey, remember that you have the right to remain silent.  Anything that you say can and will be used against you.  If a police officer asks you if you have been drinking, you may thank the officer for working to protect the public, and politely inform her or him that you wish to exercise your right to remain silent.  You also have the right to refuse consent to search your motor vehicle.

4.  What can I do after the stop?

After you are stopped, and if you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated in New Jersey, you have the right to challenge the stop, and the procedures that were followed to select the particular site of the stop.  If the correct procedures were not followed, your DWI charge could get dismissed!

You also have the right to have your blood tested independently from the police to challenge the lab results from the State of New Jersey.

5.  What lawyer should I select to fight my New Jersey DWI?

Make sure that the lawyer that you select has litigated cases involving sobriety checkpoints!  How would you know?  Ask!  I have litigated cases involving sobriety checkpoints, and I know what to look for in challenging the basis for the stop.

E-mail me today at, or call or text me at (856) 745-1765 and I will e-mail you evidence of DWI cases that I beat.  Of course, I cannot guarantee you that I will beat your NJ DWI; the facts of each case are different.  However, I do guarantee that I will fight for you to obtain the best result possible!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

What should you do if you were charged with a DWI in New Jersey as a result of a motor vehicle stop at a checkpoint?

            Do you know what discovery to request and retrieve to obtain the best result possible?

Did you obtain the written policy of the law enforcement agency that arrested you?

Did you obtain a report from the police department that arrested you?

Did you obtain written proof that authorization was given for a checkpoint at the place that you were arrested?

Did you obtain in discovery proof that notice was provided of the checkpoint in advance?

Did you take photographs of any signs indicating a DWI checkpoint?

Did you pick up the phone to call the Law Office of Christopher J. Basner, P.C., today, at (856) 745-1765?

            Did you know that Christopher J. Basner, Esq., has obtained complete dismissals of first, second, and third offense DWI cases in New Jersey?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Do you want to review an actual client rating for Christopher J. Basner, Esq.?

Mr. Basner; great DWI Lawyer.

Posted by Phil, a DWI client, on October 2, 2014.


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o    I recommend Christopher Basner.

o    I hired Christopher 6-12 months ago.

o    Christopher handled my DUI / DWI matter.

o    I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

Mr. Basner, was very good, thorough, and my case couldn’t have went any better.
I would recommend Mr. Basner, if you are in a jam with a DWI or DUI; very friendly as well.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do you want to beat your New Jersey DWI charge?

What steps have you taken to win?


Did you know that there are over twenty (20) ways to beat a NJ DWI?


How will you get to work if you lose your driver’s license?


If you lose your driver’s license, and cannot work, how will you pay your bills?


Find an attorney that will explain to you how to beat a DWI.  Find an attorney that has beaten DWI cases; even though it cannot guarantee you the same result, it will give you confidence that your attorney will fight for the best possible outcome.


Contact my office today!  As my blog demonstrates, I know how to beat a NJ DWI charge!  I cannot promise you that result; it would be unethical.  But, I can and do promise to fight for your rights!


E-mail me now at, and I will send you a list of the more than twenty (20) ways to beat a NJ DWI!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Are you a professional facing a DWI in New Jersey?

            As a doctor, lawyer, or other licensed professional, you understand that a DWI conviction could have a negative impact on your license to practice in your profession.

            You understand that if you desire to continue in your profession, that you should fight your New Jersey DWI charge!

            Did you know that there are over twenty (20) ways to beat a DWI in New Jersey?

            Did you know that Christopher J. Basner, Esq., has obtained complete dismissals of first, second, and third offense DWI charges in New Jersey?

            Contact the Law Office of Christopher J. Basner P.C. today to find out which grounds are most applicable to your case!  E-mail now for a no obligation initial case evaluation!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Are you facing a DWI charge in Gloucester County New Jersey?

            Fight your New Jersey DWI charge to get the best result possible!

            I am currently fighting a DWI charge for a client in Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

            I this case, the arresting officer stated in his report that he checked his MVR prior to his shift.  However, no video was produced in discovery!

            So, I asked the prosecutor why no video was produced!  The police records department refused to answer me!  So, I filed a motion with the court to compel the police officer to provide an answer.

            The Judge Ordered the police officer to explain why there was no video!

            Do you want to know the best part?  The  officer, in writing, stated that the video was of no evidentiary value! No joke!  You could not make this stuff up!

            I cannot wait for trial!  Cross-examination of the officer would start something like this...

            Officer, you noted that the video was of no evidentiary value, am I correct on that?

            Officer, you alleged that my client’s speech was slurred in your report, am I correct on that?

            So, if the video was of no evidentiary value, then the speech could not have been slurred, correct?  (Otherwise, you would have kept it?!)

            The case has been pending for over a year!  Why?  Because I fight for my clients!

            E-mail me today at for a case evaluation!