New Jersey DWI Lawyer – Jeffrey Evan Gold
Jeffrey Evan Gold has been called “the dean” of New Jersey drunk driving lawyers (Star-Ledger, 2011). With over 30 years of experience in DWI / DUI charges, Jeff Gold has defended over 1,000 drunk driving cases. He is certified in both Alcotest MkIIIc breath testing and NHTSA field sobriety testing. He is well known throughout the State of New Jersey as a leader in DWI defense. In fact, he is the only lawyer to have been awarded the New Jersey State Bar’s highest award in the field two times. He teaches Advanced DWI courses to other lawyers, judges and prosecutors throughout the State. Jeff Gold is well known in New Jersey as a DWI lawyer’s lawyer.
In addition to being named Municipal Court “Attorney of the Year” by the N.J. State Bar Assn. in 2012, 2008 and 2004. He was also awarded the New Jersey State Bar’s “ Amicus Curiae Award” in 2008. Mr. Gold has twice been Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Municipal Court Practice Section, three times Chair of the Burlington County Bench and Bar Criminal Law Committee and four times as Chair of the Municipal Court Committee. He was also appointed Chair of the Municipal Court Committee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer- New Jersey. He has been moderator and speaker at countless seminars on DWI, DUI, Drunk Driving, Criminal Law, Municipal Court, etc. Mr. Gold is also a former Asst. Burlington County Prosecutor and was a Police Academy instructor on the subject of Search and Seizure.
Mr. Gold is also a frequent TV Legal Analyst and has appeared many times on commenting on such cases as O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Scott Peterson, Jon-Benet Ramsey, and many others . He has also been a featured criminal law expert in the Courier Post newspaper’s “Ask the Expert” panel.
Mr. Gold is admitted to practice in all New Jersey Courts as well as the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has had a number of opinions published on his cases.
He was lead defense counsel in State v. Foley, 370 N.J. Super. 341 (Law Div. 2004) the first case in the U.S. to restrict the use of the new “Alcotest 7110″ breath testing device used in drunk driving (i.e. DWI, DUI) cases.
He was lead amicus (friend of the court) counsel for the New Jersey State Bar Association in the landmark case State v Chun, 194 N.J. 54 (2008) where, due in large part to Mr. Gold’s tireless efforts, the N.J. Supreme Court eventually placed many strict conditions on the use of the Alcotest as evidence in DWI cases in NJ.
The State Bar called on him once again in 2011 to be their amicus counsel before the Supreme Court in State v Ciancaglini, 204 N.J. 597 (2011) where, in accord with Mr. Gold’s position, the Court reversed the lower court’s ruling that Refusal to take a breath test should be treated as a “prior” DWI for sentencing.
Mr. Gold also represented the CDS defendant in the successful appeal State v. Sparks, 261 NJ Super. 458 (App. Div. 1993) holding the State could not use a lab report to prove drug defendant’s guilt without complete and strict adherence to the statutory procedure for doing so first.
Jeff Gold is indeed a DWI lawyer’s lawyer.
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