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NJ Laws Regarding Drugged Driving

NJ Laws Regarding Drugged Driving

NJ is one the 21 states that has legalized the medicinal use of marijuana.  The laws regarding marijuana are changing throughout the country, but it is still illegal to drive while intoxicated by marijuana, prescription drugs, and other controlled substances.  The penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are the same in NJ asRead More

Penalties for DWI with a Minor

Penalties for DWI with a Minor

Tragically, most children killed as a result of a DWI accident are NOT in the car hit by a drunk driver. As many as 65% of the dead child victims are actually in the car riding with the perpetrator.  Unfortunately, this type of child endangerment has been a national trend. In Chicago, earlier this month,Read More

Prom Night – Underage DWI in  NJ

Prom Night – Underage DWI in NJ

Prom parties and High School graduation season is approaching.  It might not come as a surprise to learn that  DWI laws for teens are far more stringent than adult DWI penalties. Even adults can be held liable for lending their car or home to host such parties.  But did you know that in NJ, theRead More

DWI Checkpoints in Ocean County for Memorial Day Weekend

DWI Checkpoints in Ocean County for Memorial Day Weekend

Expect plenty of DUI checkpoints in Ocean County this holiday weekend. The police normally target long weekends when they know people will be out and about so you can expect to see them out in full force. As always we ask you to make wise decisions. If you are stopped at a DWI checkpoint, knowing theRead More

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