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June 2015 Archives

New Jersey DUI enforcement ramps up for 4th of July weekend

This weekend, many New Jersey residents will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, BBQs and beach parties. If you are one of them and plan on celebrating with alcohol, remember that the holiday is also synonymous with DUI citations.

Study shows how drunk driving penalties vary by state

New Jersey DUI laws are about average when compared to other states in the country, according to a recent study by the consumer financial website WalletHub. Researchers in the study analyzed the DUI enforcement rules in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine which states were the strictest and which were the most lenient on convicted drunk drivers.

What are the various stages in New Jersey's criminal process?

Although an arrest can be intimidating, it’s important for anyone facing this situation to remember that there is a criminal procedure that must be followed. Said another way, there are multiple steps in the criminal process in New Jersey, and a favorable outcome may be possible at each juncture. 

Drunk driving penalties may increase if children involved

New Jersey may be strengthening its drunk driving laws when it comes to adults who drive under the influence with a child in the vehicle. At present, a person convicted of drunk driving may be jailed for up to six months if a child is a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the offense. Drunk driving is considered a disorderly persons offense.

Do you have the right to any privacy over your phone metadata?

With the revelations about just how broad and deep government surveillance appears to be in the United States, you may wonder if the right to privacy has simply disappeared. Well, it hasn't disappeared in New Jersey -- at least, not yet.

New Jersey drivers and drunk driving technology innovations

New Jersey motorists may not be aware that drunk driving kills roughly 10,000 people each year in the United States. A recent event in the nation's capital that was attended by automakers and representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed new vehicle technology designed to prevent drunk driving. An alcohol detection system that was described as the first of its kind may help prevent drunk driving accidents across the country.

SCOTUS advises restraint in deportation over minor drug crimes

When it comes to immigrants and immigration, there's a staggering variety of issues for people to have political opinions about. Legal vs. unauthorized entry into the U.S. is the one you've probably heard the, but even legal, productive immigrants face a number of legal challenges, especially in criminal law.

New Jersey man charged with DUI following hit-and-run crash

On May 31, a man was taken into police custody and charged with drunk driving following a two-vehicle collision in Lacey. According to local police, the 24-year-old man is facing a number of additional charges in connection with the incident, including assault by auto, driving while on the suspended list, reckless driving and resisting arrest by flight. Police say that bail in the case has been set at $25,000.

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