Category Archives: DUI/DWI
Contrary to popular belief, a person may not be convicted of operating a bicycle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor pursuant to New Jersey’s DWI statute, N.J.S. 39:4-50.
The New Jersey drunken driving legislation expressly excludes muscular powered bicycles from its proscriptions. The rationale for this is in the text of the law itself. The term “motor vehicle” as used in the drunken driving legislation is clearly and precisely defined in N.J.S. 39:1-1
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Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of New Jersey? As you certainly know by now, your situation is quite serious. Your financial security can be shaken by costly fines and insurance surcharges. Your job and way of life hang in the balance as you face the very real threat of a lengthy license suspension. Worse yet, you face the possibility of a jail sentence. You need a lawyer and you need one NOW. It is crucial to hire a New Jersey DWI lawyer Read more […]
A bipartisan coalition of New Jersey lawmakers are supporting legislation that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, provided the voters agree.
The bill, A-2842, would schedule a referendum on whether to amend the criminal statutes to erase penalties for possession of an ounce or less of the drug. Currently, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana for personal use constitutes a disorderly persons offense in NJ (2C:35-10). A conviction here carries a possible one-year Read more […]
I came across an interesting story in the ABA Law Journal yesterday that was both humorous and a great example of how prosecutors and judges really dislike drama in the court room.
According to court documents, an attorney in Florida was arrested for DWI midway through a high-profile defamation trial after unwittingly having drinks with a seductive paralegal from the law firm representing his client’s opponent. The full article can be found here.
The smitten attorney, C. Philip Campbell contended Read more […]
New Jersey DWI law may be undergoing a big. big change that will have a huge impact on individuals convicted of driving drunk. The act, S-2427, passed by the Senate on June 27th yet still must pass through the Assembly before it can be signed by the Governor. If it does pass into law, however, it will essentially allow drivers to continue driving with restricted driving privileges, after a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, if the driver installs an ignition interlock device.
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Quick Tips: Investigated for DUI
First and foremost, I cannot stress enough the importance of NOT GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL. Drinking and driving kills, ruins lives and costs a boat load of money.
Tip # 1: Don’t drink and drive. Get a cab or designate a sober driver. The risk is far too great on so many levels.
Tip # 2: What should I do if I get pulled over after having one too many drinks? When you’re first pulled over and approached by the police officer, Read more […]
Recovery. If you or a loved one has struggled with the terrible disease of drug or alcohol dependency, you are well aware of how precious and elusive recovery can be. The courts, the police, and even the insurance companies all seem more likely than not to serve as obstacles on your road towards sobriety. Fortunately, for addicts and their families, the New Jersey Drug Court Programs are working to decrease the burden and cost of addiction on the addict and society as a whole.
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