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Understanding the New Process of Pre-Trial Release

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As of January 1, 2017 a new set of protocols will be put in place in the Courts of […]

New Jersey License Suspensions

There are a number of ways that a person can have their drivers’ license suspended in New Jersey. If a person is driving their car while their drivers’ license has been suspended for whatever the reason may be, they will face serious consequences. One of the reasons that a person […]

What are the three field sobriety tests?

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When a person is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the police officer will administer a field sobriety test. There are three field sobriety tests that an officer can give. When […]

Under 21 DUI in New Jersey

The legal age to consume alcohol in the United States is 21 years old, and in New Jersey, it is no different. However, the driving age in New Jersey is much younger than that.

Therefore, though it is unfortunate, it is inevitable that a 19 or 20-year-old will get behind the […]

What Is An Ignition Interlock Device?

If you are caught driving under the influence in New Jersey, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. This device will make it so you have to take a chemical breath test every time you start your car. If your blood alcohol level is […]

What Are Some Defenses To Field Sobriety Tests?

640px-Field_sobriety_test_(3834505031)When you are pulled over by a police officer on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, they will be required to administer you field sobriety tests. There are three field sobriety tests that can be given; the horizontal […]

When Does a Hardship License Apply and How Do They Work?

4637601664_4c5e89a0aa_oMost times when a client comes into my office to discuss driving under the influence, their biggest concern is their driver’s license. They are concerned about their ability to drive either here in the State of New Jersey or elsewhere. […]

What is the Court Procedure for DWI?

imagesOftentimes when I receive a phone call from an individual who has been arrested for drunk driving, they don’t know what the next step is in that procedure. Although each town operates slightly differently, there are some similarities. In approximately […]

What is important to know about BAC (blood alcohol content) levels?

Red_Wine_glassThere are three levels that are important in the State of New Jersey to keep in mind. A level of .15 is the highest of those three levels. The reason .15 is important, is because it carries the additional penalty of […]

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer?

DUI-breathalyzerOftentimes clients come into my office and ask me what happens if they refuse a breathalyzer test in the State of New Jersey. Up until several years ago, that was the advice that some attorneys would give their clients […]

What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work?

federal prisonIn federal court there’s what’s known as the federal sentencing guidelines. The same guidelines apply regardless of what the federal criminal defendant is charged with. The way those guidelines work is that it’s dependent on the nature of the […]

What is important to know about leaving the scene of an accident?

car accidentHere in New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is one of the most significant traffic violations we have. As a matter of fact, in recent years the legislature in New Jersey has made leaving the scene of an […]

What are the penalties for robbery convictions?

handcuffedIf you’ve been charged with robbery in New Jersey, you know that you’ve been charged with one of two types of robbery. You’ve either been charged with first degree robbery, which involves a weapon, a gun, or a knife, or you’ve […]

What are the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey?

supermarket shoppingIn New Jersey, shoplifting, in general terms, is a misdemeanor or a disorderly person’s offense, that would be heard in the town where the offense took place. Although the shoplifting may involve the theft, potential theft or attempted theft of something […]