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Resisting Arrest in New Jersey

Anyone who has experienced being arrested may have been tempted to pull away from the officer or question the arrest. Yet, the act of resisting arrest can be considered a criminal act, in addition to the original arrestable act. The following constitutes resisting arrest under the law and what to do if you are charged with this offense in the state of New Jersey. Resisting Arrest without Flight This occurs if the individual prevents or attempts to prevent an officer[…] Read More

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

Sobriety checkpoints are used by law enforcement departments to keep the roadways free of drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Depending on logistics and traffic volume, officers at the DUI stop will check every driver or single out cars at random intervals. Once the car is stopped, police officers observe the driver and assess their sobriety to determine if they can return to the road. While these stops often result in DUI charges, law enforcement agencies claim that[…] Read More

DUI with Marijuana

Despite Governor Phil Murphy’s efforts, it does not appear recreational marijuana will receive legislative approval this year. However, as more states legalize recreational cannabis, the issue of driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana will increase. In New Jersey, the penalties for a DUI are the same whether the driver was under the influence of marijuana or alcohol. Marijuana versus Alcohol A DUI involving marijuana differs from an alcohol DUI charge. Breathalyzer tests can measure the amount of alcohol in[…] Read More

Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to Police

Television programs frequently show police officers talking to people who volunteer plenty of information. The truth is, many may not realize that talking to police can have negative repercussions. In most situations, police do not ask questions unless they believe someone is a suspect. A person that talks too much can say something that gets misinterpreted, which may cause an innocent person to get taken into custody. When a person is questioned, detained, or taken into custody, the officers may[…] Read More

Breathalyzer Test for Marijuana in Development

A handheld breathalyzer can test for alcohol and marijuana may be hitting the market soon. Hound Labs, Inc. has been developing a handheld breathalyzer that can test for marijuana. The company stated in a press release that it partnered with several companies to begin manufacturing breathalyzers and anticipates providing commercial versions to charter customers later this year. It will mainly target law enforcement as primary consumers. Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Marijuana is a known to impair the ability[…] Read More

What are White-Collar Crimes?

White-collar crimes are offenses perpetrated by people in positions of power who have taken advantage of the access or influence entrusted to them by customers, investors, or the public. These crimes are committed by sneaky executives and public officials who aim to make money or expand their sway in business or government. The following are common examples of white-collar crimes: Ponzi Schemes A Ponzi scheme involves a business model whereby a business, such as an investment fund, fraudulently accrues new[…] Read More

Reasons to Hire a Traffic Violations Lawyer

Millions of traffic violation tickets are issued each year in the United States. While most offenses are nothing more than an inconvenience, drivers with multiple traffic violations or those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face serious legal consequences. Stiff penalties and substantial fines, car insurance surcharges, loss of license, and jail time are common penalties for traffic violations. Consultation and representation by an experienced and qualified traffic violations lawyer can ensure that the driver’s[…] Read More

What Constitutes as Underage Drinking in New Jersey?

Underage drinking is a significant problem in the United States. Alcohol is considered a drug and for teens across America, it is not only the drug of choice, but the biggest drug problem. When teens drink alcohol, they tend to binge drink, which puts them at a greater risk for drunk driving accidents and related injuries or fatalities. New Jersey Alcohol Consumption Laws In New Jersey, the legal drinking age is 21, which means that it is illegal for anyone[…] Read More

Robert N. Agre Honored as Super Lawyer for 11th Consecutive Year

It is with great pride that the legal team at The Law Offices of Robert N. Agre announces that partner Robert N. Agre has been named a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by the Super Lawyers organization for 2018. This is the 11th year Mr. Agre has been chosen for this honor. In addition to criminal law, he also provides knowledgeable, powerful representation in the areas of trial practice, personal injury, legal ethics, and municipal law. The highly regarded Super Lawyers[…] Read More

Attorneys as Clients: An Overview of the Attorney Disciplinary Process

From time to time, attorneys need counsel of their own. Faced with a grievance filed by a client or a complaint filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics alleging a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPCs”), a member of the bar may be put in a position where independent legal advice is crucial. This post is designed to offer some background on the process of attorney disciplinary proceedings, an area of law that we specialize in at The[…] Read More