Blog: Traffic Violations
- What Is a Commercial DUI?
Dec 28, 2021When a person with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is arrested for Three- to 12 month-suspension of a basic driver’s license. One-year suspension of a CDL. Fines of $250 to $400. Up to 48 hours at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) program. Up to 30 days in jail. If the commercial driver’s BAC level is 0.10 or higher, the possible penalties include: Basic driver’s license suspension of seven months to a year. One-yea...Read More
- What Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by the Police?
Aug 16, 2021Every driver should know what to do if they get pulled over by a police officer. One of the most important steps to remember is to remain calm. There have been many instances where people have been wrongly accused or arrested because of a misunderstanding. Any interaction between a driver and police officer must be handled carefully and respectfully. As soon as the flashing police car lights can be spotted in the distance, it i...Read More
- How will Self-Driving Cars Affect Drunk Driving Laws?
Jul 5, 2021One of the most common causes of car accidents is drunk driving. In the case of self-driving cars, is it possible for the driver to be charged with It is important that all drivers know the differences between the levels of autonomy: Level 0: Level 1: Level 2: Level 3: Level 4: Level 5: Currently, Levels 2 and 3 of autonomy will be subject to the standard DUI laws due to the fact tha...Read More
- What are Common Distracted Driving Defenses?
Jun 22, 2021Many people find it necessary to multitask to keep up with the fast pace of modern-day living. Multitasking while driving is common, but it is also extremely dangerous and illegal. Distracted driving has become a major problem in the United States and seemingly gets worse each day. According to a study by the Each state enforces their own distracted driving laws, but they are all quite similar. Distracted driving is classified as any activit...Read More
- What Do I Need to Know About the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey?
Mar 17, 2021In February 2021, New Jersey officially legalized recreational marijuana. This means that adult consumers over 21 years old in the state can now lawfully purchase and use marijuana. However, there will be rules, regulations, and laws dictating recreational marijuana usage. Cannabis advocates have pushed for legalization in New Jersey and across the nation for years. After winning their position, the state governor finally signed several bills decriminalizing marijuana usage. The legalization is a watershed momen...Read More
- What Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by a Police Officer?
Feb 15, 2021Getting pulled over by a police officer can be a harrowing experience. A driver may or may not know why they are being stopped, and what happens next can depend on how they react. The best advice is to remain calm and to respond to inquiries and directions. The situation can easily escalate, so it is important to understand what the police are allowed to do in these situations. How Should I Pull Over? Whe...Read More
- Drunk Driving Arrests in the Time of COVID-19
Feb 10, 2021The onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has negatively impacted all aspects of modern life. In New Jersey, the state implemented a strict shutdown policy to battle the virus. This caused delays in all criminal procedures, and it even affected those who were charged with In New Jersey, DUIs are not criminal offenses, they are Will My DUI Charge Get Dismissed Because of COVD-19? While the court system is currently overwhelmed as i...Read More
- When am I Eligible for Expungement?
Feb 2, 2021If a person has only been indicted for one offense throughout their lifetime, they are eligible for Clearing up an eligible criminal record can provide benefits to a person for years. They might not think it important until they find themselves in a situation where they have to consent to a criminal background check. There are some instances in New Jersey when a person can have their crimes expunged from their record. There ar...Read More
- Avoid Drinking and Driving on Blackout Wednesday
Nov 16, 2020People look forward to Thanksgiving for many reasons, such as turkey, stuffing, family time, and sleeping in late. One event that many young adults look forward to is Blackout Wednesday, which is one of the biggest nights of the year for drinking. Blackout Wednesday is a dangerous tradition and became popular when bars started promoting binge drinking during events and parties. Blackout Wednesday has become a popular night among younger crowds. Even when the bar...Read More
- Are Field Sobriety Tests Unreliable?
Nov 10, 2020When a police officer pulls over a suspected drunk driver, the officer will usually administer a standardized field sobriety test. Although a field sobriety test may seem useful, it can be tough to pass, even when someone is not under the influence. Many people who have been arrested for drunk driving, despite passing breathalyzer tests, work with lawyers to try to show the courts that field sobriety tests are flawed, misleading, and biased. Different Element...Read More
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