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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

A Guide to New Jersey Field Sobriety Tests

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI or DWI in New Jersey, you might be asked to undergo a field sobriety test. These tests are not legally required, and a separate ticket cannot be issued for your refusal. State law does, however, require a breath test, and refusing to comply results in an… Read More »

College Football Player Arrested on DUI Charges

On July 13, 2014 a Utah State football player was arrested on driving under the influence (DUI) charges. The 22-year-old player, Ronald Butler, is originally from Jersey City. According to police records, Butler was pulled over for an improper lane change, which led to suspicion of a DUI. He was arrested and booked into the… Read More »

New Jersey Man Arrested for DUI after Passing BAC Test

On March 10, 2014, a Hamilton, New Jersey man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania, despite the fact that his blood-alcohol level was well under the legal limit. Consider the following details from the police report: An officer found 38-year-old Omar Davis’ 2006 Lincoln Town Car stopped in a… Read More »

Proposed Law Could Help DWI Offenders Avoid License Suspension

A recent bill, introduced to the New Jersey state legislature in January 2014, has the potential to bring about significant changes in the ways first-time DWI offenders are punished and treated.   If passed, the bill would make it possible for drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid license suspension if they agree to… Read More »

Like It or Not, the Alcotest is Here to Stay ― at Least for Now

If you have the unfortunate experience of being stopped for suspected drunken driving in New Jersey, you may be subject to the use of new, controversial, and possibly flawed, investigation technology: the Alcotest. The Alcotest is a breath-testing device connected to a computer platform that is usually administered at the police station. New Jersey switched… Read More »

End of the Road: Harsh Penalties for Drug Possessors

While technological advances have made shopping and communicating easier, they have also created black markets on the Internet where illegal drug transactions occur with a mouse click. These online criminal interactions not only create massive headaches for authorities, they also expose millions of users to harsh drug possession or trafficking penalties. In early October, the… Read More »

Facing Burglary Charges? Here’s What You Need to Know

A New Jersey man was recently arrested for a Millburn home invasion that was captured on a nanny cam. The burglar allegedly broke into the home, beat a woman there in front of her child, and now faces charges of attempted murder, burglary, robbery, and child endangerment. The New Jersey burglary statute has four elements:… Read More »

Who is Eligible for Criminal-Record Expungement in New Jersey?

If you have a criminal record, you are probably aware of how damaging even a minor infraction can be to your future. Colleges, professional licensing boards, and employers will often investigate the criminal history of applicants. This screening mechanism can derail your hopes of a successful career, but an experienced attorney may be able to… Read More »

Been Arrested? Now What?

Being placed under arrest can be very scary. Depending upon your offense, you may be facing severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines, if you are proven guilty. So, what should you do if you are arrested? 1. Don’t talk to police. You have the right to remain silent when you are arrested, and anything you… Read More »

It Can Be a Felony to Drive on a Suspended License After a DUI Conviction

Has your license been suspended because of a previous driving under the influence (DUI) offense? Before you get into the car to run that quick errand or commute to work, you might want to think twice. Repeat violators who drive with a suspended license are now facing lengthy jail sentences and can spend up to… Read More »