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October 2016 Archives

Death by Auto: 1 crime that could bring a felony DUI charge

As we have noted in previous posts, New Jersey drunk driving law differs somewhat from other states. Authorities consider first offenses traffic violations. Even so, penalties can be significant. To warrant a felony charge, the elements of the crime must be much more severe.

Refusal to attend Hoboken crash hearing sparks subpoena threat

There are some things you don't do. Sailors know you don't spit into the wind. Singer Jim Croce observed that you don't pull on Superman's cape. In New Jersey, if police and asked you to submit to a breath test, you don't refuse. It could result in the immediate loss of your license regardless of whether you're under driving under the influence or not.

Can I get a conditional license while suspended for a DUI?

If convicted of a DUI offense in New Jersey, your license will be suspended for a set period. This suspension starts at three months for a first offense (seven months if your BAC was above .10), and gets longer for subsequent DUI convictions.

How Do Breathalyzer Tests Work?

With most DUIs, the prosecution's case usually rests on the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Breathalyzer tests and blood screening are the most common methods used by law enforcement, though it is also possible to measure an individual's BAC using samples of hair follicles, urine or saliva.

Drunk driving arrests down due to free ride program in NJ town

One year after a drunk driving program providing free rides home for inebriated revelers was introduced, police in Evesham Township have credited the scheme with a 15% decrease in DUI arrests.

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