Court Bans Defense From Routine Inspection of Alcotest Rooms

10/23/12:  The NJ Appellate Court held today in the published opinions of State v Carrero and State Balsuki, that the State is not required to permit an inspection of  Alcotest rooms without a showing of reasonable cause particular to the facts of the case. The reasoning of these cases is frankly abominable at worse and misguided at best. The Alcotest room is like the scene of a crime. If a defendant was barred from that scene, would it pass constitutional muster? No way.

Jeff Gold