Pretrial Motions in NJ DUI Cases
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In New Jersey, most DUI and DWI cases don’t make it to trial. Instead the case is hashed out between the prosecutor and the defendant’s lawyer. This is the pretrial phase. During this phase the defendant’s lawyer implements different tactics to get one of several results. These tactics include filing pretrial motions in NJ DUI

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How a DUI Lawyer Can Challenge Field Sobriety Tests
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When police pull you over because they suspect you of a DUI, there are two different tests they will require you to do. One is breathalyzer test which tests your blood alcohol content. The second consists of a series of field sobriety tests. The field tests usually include:  Stand on one foot while counting Walk

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New Changes To New Jersey’s DWI Law
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License Suspension For First-Time Offenders Under current law, the period of driver’s license suspension for first time drunk driving offenders is based on the offender’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If the offender’s BAC is 0.08 percent or higher but less than 0.10 percent, the driver’s license is suspended for three months. If the offender’s BAC

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Could Police Arrest a Firefighter for Obstruction in New Jersey?
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On February 4, 2014, a fire engine from the Chula Vista Fire Department in California arrived to the scene of a rollover collision on a busy highway. A firefighter-engineer parked his fire truck behind an ambulance in the fast lane of the highway and began assisting the victims from the collision. The California Highway Patrol

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 5 Reasons To Be Completely Honest With Your Criminal Defense Lawyer
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When faced with criminal charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side. But when a situation like this occurs, should you be honest with your criminal defense lawyer? Should you tell them everything? Or do you keep certain facts to yourself? It’s an internal conflict that most people charged with a crime will

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What is the Difference Between Credit Card Fraud and General Fraud in New Jersey?
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People will often use the term ‘fraud’ to describe a wide range of criminal activity. Most people know that it normally involves deception and theft in some way shape or form. Beyond that, there’s a lot of other details about fraud that may seem vague or confusing. If you’re facing fraud charges, it’s important to

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What is Failure to Register?
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Failing to Register as a Sex Offender is a serious crime in New Jersey and a violation of the “Megan’s Law.” In 1994, a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. The murder attracted national attention and caused the New Jersey legislature to create the

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Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer For a DUI?
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Being booked for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a daunting and scary situation to find yourself in, especially if it’s your first-time offender. You run the risk of facing harsh penalties if you avoid getting a lawyer for a DUI. You’ll be read your Miranda rights and advised that you are entitled to

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How a DUI Conviction Affects Your Mental Health
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It’s no surprise that facing a DUI conviction is stressful. There’s no question that the consequences of a DUI stretch way beyond the date of the arrest. Being charged with a DUI conviction can create problems when searching for employment or housing. A DUI charge can strain relationships with friends and family. In addition, a

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10 Facts You Need to Know about Illegal Drug Possession
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New Jersey handles illegal drug possession much like many other states in the U.S. It is a serious offense, with repercussions ranging across a broad spectrum. The possession of illicit drugs is punishable with fines, jail time, community service, and more. Depending on the class and amount of drugs one has in his or her

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