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DWI TAKE TWO —- SECOND OFFENSE

DWI TAKE TWO —- SECOND OFFENSE

If you were recently arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) — AGAIN — don’t lose hope.  There are many scientific and technical defenses that a good attorney can bring out in your favor. Let’s anaylze the facts: In New Jersey, as in most states,  a driver with a BAC of 0.08% or greater  is consideredRead More

Warning for NJ Truck Drivers

Warning for NJ Truck Drivers

Did you know that a second DWI conviction for NJ truck drivers could mean losing your CDL license for LIFE? Yes life! Add to that fines, jail time, and additional penalties. It does not make a difference whether the DWI truck driver was driving the commercial truck or his own personal car at the timeRead More

How The Fourth Amendment Can Be Used To Protect Your Rights.

How The Fourth Amendment Can Be Used To Protect Your Rights.

Of all the Amendments in the Bill of Rights, I believe the Fourth Amendment to be the most important. The amendment reads as follows: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but uponRead More

DWI Checkpoints and Enforcement for the Super Bowl

DWI Checkpoints and Enforcement for the Super Bowl

Police all across New Jersey are preparing a big DWI enforcement campaign coinciding with the Super Bowl this weekend.  Bergen and Hudson County especially are gearing up special DWI patrol teams and will be setting up DWI checkpoints in areas around on on route to MetLife Stadium. While the police claim that these measures areRead More

Refusing a DWI Test in New Jersey

Refusing a DWI Test in New Jersey

Under the New Jersey “implied consent” law, when you were issued a NJ State Driver’s License, you agreed to submit to the taking of breath in order to exercise the privilege to drive in the Garden State. Currently, you cannot be issued a refusal summons for failure to provide urine or blood. If  you areRead More

How to Fight a DWI in NJ

How to Fight a DWI in NJ

There are a number of ways to challenge a DWI charge.  Just because you have been charged, does not mean it is an open-and-shut case.  The government still needs to prove many aspects of your case beyond a reasonable doubt.  However, these strategies should only be used by a highly trained DWI attorney who hasRead More

Smartphone Apps To Keep Drivers in Check

Smartphone Apps To Keep Drivers in Check

Here’s a new one! Apps have been developed for smartphones called BACtrack and Breathometer which can display breath alcohol readings within seconds.  They can also detect a user’s GPS location and call a friend, family member or cab should they surpass the limit. Both Breathometer and BACtrack use ethanol sensors that can calculate blood alcoholRead More

Expect DWI Checkpoints this Holiday

Expect DWI Checkpoints this Holiday

Expect a heavy contingency of police on the roadways of New Jersey.  They will be patrolling and setting up DWI checkpoints. Jersey City police to conduct DWI checkpoints, officials say The Jersey City Police Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints through next week as part of the state’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.Read More

Police Officer Makes Phony Incident Reports

Police Officer Makes Phony Incident Reports

Not every cop is honest.  There is a problem in many police departments with a lack of oversight and accountability for officers.  This creates an environment where many dishonest officers can get away with crimes like assault, sexual abuse and filing false incident reports.  A lot of this goes on without the officer ever gettingRead More

What is a DWI Checkpoint?

What is a DWI Checkpoint?

Most DWI stops in New Jersey result from a violation of one of our many traffic laws or equipment violations. However, there is a third category of DWI stop, and that is the DWI Checkpoint.  A DWI Checkpoint, or Roadblock, is a tool used by police officers to target potential drivers who might be impairedRead More