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January 2015 Archives

Will New Jersey cops go undercover to catch texters?

We all know that distracted driving is a problem on New Jersey roads. The state has a ban on texting while driving, but it would not be a surprise to see motorists checking their phones while in traffic; either to see a recent text message or to follow directions given through Google maps.

Expungement of a DUI conviction

A New Jersey resident who has a conviction for drunk driving on their criminal record might be eligible for an expungement. Expungement of a criminal conviction is also referred to as having a record 'sealed." When a record of drunk driving is expunged or sealed, the DUI conviction will no longer be publicly accessible.

Clues that help in defending your DUI case

It is true that not every DUI case is the same. Each case has its good and bad points. But the strategy surrounding the defense of drunk driving cases is common. Your attorney will try to find as much information as possible to find out if the case will actually go to trial; and if so, what are the chances of prevailing. Defense attorneys use a number of methods to obtain this information. This post will focus on the subtle cues that will tell a defense lawyer what the prosecution thinks of its case. 

2 drivers charged for DWI

According to media outlets, a man in New Jersey received charges for drunk driving after he was involved in an car accident on Jan. 5. The incident took place in Cranford while the 46-year-old man was driving a 2003 Honda. Around 5:30 p.m., the man allegedly struck a parked car near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue West and Burnside Avenue.

New Jersey man charged for allegedly driving impaired

Hopatcong police say that they took three people into custody on Jan. 5 after receiving a call at around 10:40 p.m. concerning a vehicle on Harvard Trail and Divito Trail. The caller noted that a light inside the car was being turned on and off.

Why don't more younger drivers use breathalyzer apps?

In a number of posts before (and during) the holiday season, we warned our readers on the additional patrols that will be out to catch potential drunk drivers. Essentially, the push to avoid tragic holiday season accidents was a strong incentive for law enforcement agencies to seek out potentially dangerous drivers and get them off the road.

What can happen during pre-trial motions?

If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, and have already been arraigned, chances are that the next step that you will take in the process. For many people, it means gathering evidence to support a defense that they are trying to assert. For others, it may mean bringing pre trial motions.

New Jersey man charged with DWI after accident

Police charged a 44-year-old male driver with a DWI after they responded to a call regarding a car accident at about 1:42 a.m. on New Year's Day. When police arrived at Quail Ridge Drive in Plainsboro, they found an abandoned Ford Escape that had crashed into a tree. After finding the man, he was taken to Princeton Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

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