Drunk Driving Arrests in the Time of COVID-19

The 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 driving under the influence (DUI) in the state. In New Jersey, DUIs are not criminal offenses, they are traffic violations. This means that those suspected of DUI do not have the same constitutional expectations than[…] Read More

What Happens if I Tamper with an Ignition Interlock Device?

In some driving under the influence (DUI) cases, an interlock device may be placed on a driver’s vehicle. This is done for a variety of reasons, but the most common reasons are to promote public safety and to enforce compliance with laws and court orders. However, some people may choose to disable or modify the device, but this is not a good idea. An ignition interlock device is a piece of technology that prevents a driver from starting their vehicle[…] Read More

What Crimes Frequently Happen During the Holidays?

The holiday season is a time of peace and joy; however, it is also a time when crime rates increase. While some people are busy shopping for their loved ones, others are looking to take advantage of the situation. According to Allstate Insurance Company, crime rates tend to rise in November and December. There are steps that people can take to prevent being victimized by a crime. There are also steps that others should take to prevent from falling into[…] Read More

Avoid Drinking and Driving on Blackout Wednesday

People 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 bars try to discourage drunk driving[…] Read More

Are Field Sobriety Tests Unreliable?

When 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 Elements of Field Sobriety Tests In[…] Read More

Understanding the Juvenile Justice System

The transition from child to adult is never easy. Teenagers are honing good judgement through experience. They tend to test limits, try different things, and struggle to manage emotions and behavior while going through significant changes. It is not surprising that many teenagers get into legal trouble. Unfortunately, bad judgement resulting in criminal activity can have long-lasting negative impacts. Someone with a criminal record may have difficulty in pursuing certain careers and securing credit. The following are some common juvenile[…] Read More

What Should I Know About DUI Hit-and-Run Accidents?

Drunk driving is a significant danger for motorists and pedestrians. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it is a factor in 30 percent of all fatal car crashes. The CDC also states that 10 percent of auto crashes are hit-and-runs, and damages caused by DUI hit-and run-accidents can be devastating. Leaving the scene after an accident, especially for those who are intoxicated, also increases the risk of stricter punishments by law. What are the[…] Read More

Does a Minor in the Car Impact My DUI Charge?

The penalty for driving under the influence (DUI) can be severe, even for first-time offenders. Drinking and driving with a minor in the vehicle will make the charges even worse in most cases. In some states, the original DUI/DWI charge is levied more severely, while in others, a DUI with a minor in the vehicle can lead to additional charges. In serious cases, for example, a minor injured because of drunk driving can lead to child endangerment charges as well.[…] Read More

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What Are my Options if I Have a Revoked or a Suspended License?

All states issue driver’s licenses. All states also use their powers to bestow or restrict driving privileges to penalize certain unlawful behaviors. Often, a driving offense results in a driver’s license being revoked or suspended. Other times, a driver’s license can be affected by a legal issue that is not connected to driving, such as owing a substantial amount of child support. It makes sense for the authorities to use their licensing powers to keep unfit drivers off the roads,[…] Read More

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

If you are stopped under suspicions of drunk driving, a cop will request a breathalyzer test. Breathalyzer tests are a normal part of a cop’s routine when they suspect someone is drunk driving. If you are stopped by a cop, you may be wondering whether you can avoid a driving under the influence (DUI) charge by refusing a breathalyzer test. Are You Required to Submit a Breathalyzer Test? Implied consent laws dictate that drivers have implicitly consented to a breathalyzer[…] Read More

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