Defense of New Jersey
DWI and Criminal Cases

One of Mr. Baffuto’s significant contributions as a DWI attorney is his active involvement in this landmark New Jersey Supreme Court case, where attorneys are challenging the State to prove the scientific reliability of a new breath alcohol machine (State v. Chun et al). Click here to see the news article by New Jersey Law Journal dated September 25, 2006. Before Mr. Baffuto’s involvement in this litigation, the amount and technical complexity of the State’s case were just overwhelming. Soon after Mr. Baffuto created the defense case strategy, the defense team started feeling “they can win”. Mr. Baffuto was most active in management conferences by filing a number of effective motions and by asking technical and scientific questions to the State. Mr. Baffuto successfully incorporated scientific and technical aspects into legal strategy, which may be difficult, but is an essential and increasingly necessary element of DWI defense. During cross-examination, Mr. Baffuto challenged the State’s expert, a bio-statistician from the State of Washington by attacking his statistical methodologies. Despite the highly technical background of the State’s expert, Mr. Baffuto succeeded in getting what he wanted on the record. Mr. Baffuto challenged the statistician on his own statistics.

Although participation in this case requires a significant amount of time, Mr. Baffuto did not receive any money for this engagement. He cares about his clients and is devoted to fighting for Constitutional rights and due process, regardless of political and social pressures.