That statement should be in the accident report. Get a copy at police records. The witness does not have to speak to you but you are allowed to ask to speak to him. But without an attorney it is dangerous and you could be charge with witness tampering. I would not do this yourself. Your investigator could try. But if it is not a licensed investigator you may run into the same problem.
I agree with Mr. Kelsen. The public defender is swamped with cases. Many are great attorneys and most are very experienced in criminal law and in the Essex County Courts. But you do not pick your PD and you can get on just out of school or one that is less conscientious than others. All are overworked. The charges can be severe but sound manageable from your post. More information is needed here. Leaving the scene and DWI are the least of the problem.. The county PDs do not handle motor...
Do not post admissions on the Web!!!! You can be charged for 90 days. They may have taken blood to their own lab or are waiting for official results from the hospital. Do not say anything to them if they come to talk to you, nothing. Not who was driving, not how it happened, nothing. I hope you did not give a statement to them at the hospital. I would expect a ticket in the mail. Start looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney.
More information is needed for an exact answer but based on the information you provide you have some problems. The first case is not a DWI it is only a reckless. If you were suspended and did not pay your $100 restoration fee your still are suspended. There may be surcharges out there as well. You were likely suspended again for FTA (failure to appear). This suspension will not reduce on for DWI since it was for contempt and not the DWI. You wold need to appear in Jersey to take care of the...
No. The "law suit" you refer to is likely an appeal arguing that the Chun requirements for use of the 7110 Alotest have not been met and therefore the instrument results should not be permitted in Court. Even if successful the State can still prove DWI by observation (the old way). The present appeal is very interesting and could end many different ways. All future readings could be suppressed. All old cases could be reopened (very unlikely). Or nothing.
PTI is very difficult on a fist degree. There is a guideline presumption against entry based upon the nature of the offense. PTI is a prosecutors program not the Court's so it is tough getting in if they do not want you in. The probation can be 5 years. A PCR can be filed if there are grounds. You did not indicate any in your post. You may have a shot at a reduction of the probation term.More information is needed.
I agree with Mr. Abate. Being unfamiliar with a car is not going to excuse, in any way, 110 MPH. You will almost certainly be suspended the question is for how long. There could be jail time depending on the facts. I would retain an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP.