What usually happens when a suspect is confronted by police? Or when the police ask the suspect to "come down to the station"? What I usually see in my practice is that in spite of the "Miranda" warnings we all hear about on TV, suspects don't listen to those warnings and they talk, and by talking they damage their criminal cases for the long term.
While breathalyzer tests are common practice throughout New Jersey, these tests also must be used properly in order to be effective. Police must be trained in how to administer and interpret the tests correctly, in order to protect the driver's rights. A recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling has found that one officer in particular was not calibrating the breathalyzer tests properly, which resulted in more than 20,000 breathalyzer tests being eliminated as evidence.
Seeing blue and red lights flashing in the rearview mirror is enough to make anyone nervous. It can be particularly upsetting when you have had something to drink. In New Jersey, a police officer must have probable cause to pull you over. You could have a taillight out, you could have swerved or you may have failed to signal a turn. A small traffic infraction is enough reason for a law enforcement officer to pull your vehicle over.