New Jersey Institutes Ignition Lock for First Time DWI Offenses

By the beginning of 2020, drivers in New Jersey found guilty for the first time of driving under the influence will face different penalties than they do today. Instead of having their licenses suspended for several months, offenders, in certain instances, may have much shorter suspensions or no suspension at all. Additionally, they will be expected to buy and install ignition interlock devices (IID) on any vehicles they own or operate. Many other states currently have similar laws surrounding IIDs,[…] 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 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

South Jersey Criminal Lawyers: Do You Need a Lawyer to Fight Your Traffic Ticket?

When you are issued a traffic citation, there are two options: pay the fee or go to court to dispute the charges. Before you decide on either, make sure to weigh both choices. Paying the fine from the ticket appears to be the simple path; however, a ticket may have a longer lasting impact than one may realize. Receiving a ticket can cause your insurance rates to increase, and if you are a repeat offender, your license can be suspended.[…] Read More

South Jersey DUI Lawyers Discuss New Jersey DUI Laws

In New Jersey, driving under the Influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious motor vehicle violations. Drunk driving offenders face significant penalties. Under New Jersey law, suspected drunk driving offenders are prosecuted either by a field sobriety test performance and driving pattern, or if a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. Individuals have a right to refuse a breathalyzer test or blood test following a DUI or DWI traffic stop; however, because of New Jersey’s[…] Read More