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August 2015 Archives

New Jersey man accused of DWI following accident

On Aug. 16, New Jersey authorities reported that a man who was taken into custody was accused of driving while intoxicated. The incident occurred after he was accused of failing to pull over before crashing into several vehicles that were stopped due to a red light.

How does New Jersey criminal law classify weapons crimes?

State criminal law in New Jersey defines four broad categories of weapons offenses. Possession of certain weapons may result in criminal charges. Possession of weapons for the purpose of committing a crime or some other illegal purpose may also constitute a weapons offense. Other weapons may require a license or permit. Finally, individuals with certain types of convictions in their criminal record, such as violent crimes, may also be prohibited from possessing a firearm or weapon of any kind.

New Jersey law enforcement plans Labor Day DWI crackdown

State and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey will be cracking down on drunk driving between August 21 and September 7. The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign was launched in 1999, and it targets drunk drivers during the busy summer travel season. Alcohol was a factor in 22 percent of New Jersey's road fatalities in 2013, and the goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of drunk driving deaths during peak travel times such as the Labor Day weekend.

Are there downsides to seeking probation instead of a conviction?

It may go without saying that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can be a great asset to anyone facing drunk driving charges. However, a recent article reminds us that a lawyer’s services may continue even after navigating through the criminal trial.

Police say man charged for DUI didn't know where he was

A man in New Jersey was accused of driving drunk after police found him trying to change a tire on his car on July 25. The alleged drunk driving incident took place in the Chickahominy neighborhood of Greenwich at approximately 8:01 a.m. Police were called to a driveway along Hamilton Avenue when a report came in that the driveway was blocked.

Routine New Jersey traffic stop escalates into major drug charges

As an attorney that has helped many clients in their criminal defense, I understand the importance of reviewing police procedures for impropriety. For example, a recent story reminds us that sometimes even a routine traffic stop or communication with an officer can escalate into much more serious charges.

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