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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Program

If convicted of a DUI, you are required to participate in the New Jersey Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP). This program was formed through a partnership between the Department of Human Services (DHS), the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in an effort to prevent repeat DUI offenses…. Read More »

Command Sergeant’s Arrest Highlights Military DUI Consequences

On June 27, 2014, a highly decorated senior military officer was arrested near Fort Dix, New Jersey, on charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Command Sgt. Maj. Kurtis Timmer, a 53-year-old member of the 200th Military Police Command, was pulled over around 2 a.m. on Highway 206 near Southampton Township. Consider the details of… Read More »

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 »