How Severe are Drunk Driving Charges for Minors?

Driving while intoxicated is a very serious offense. Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered a crime. Additionally, those underage are convicted of an infraction as a zero-tolerance offense if they have a BAC level of 0.02 percent or higher. Depending on the state, the minimum BAC level percentage can be lower than 0.02. Almost every state follows the zero-tolerance policy for minors when it comes to underage drinking and driving. Minors[…] Read More

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How can I Avoid a Drunk Driving Charge on Labor Day Weekend?

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and many people will celebrate the holiday with alcohol. This year, the National Safety Council reports that approximately 466 people may lose their lives in accidents on the holiday weekend, including drunk driving collisions. However, this does not have to be the case if people plan ahead of time. Those who plan to drink can arrange for a designated driver or rideshare service to take them home. It is also wise to[…] Read More

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What is New Jersey’s Implied Consent Law Regarding Breathalyzer Tests?

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions easing, New Jersey and other areas throughout the United States are seeing more crowds, which also means more festivities, parties, and celebrations. On some nights, drunk drivers will be on the road. In New Jersey, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level is 0.08 percent. Typically, a person’s BAC level rises by 0.02 percent with each drink, but this can vary by gender and body weight. Drinking can result in increased confidence, but it impairs[…] Read More

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How will Self-Driving Cars Affect Drunk Driving Laws?

One 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 driving under the influence (DUI)? Much of a case depends on the level of autonomy. It is important that all drivers know the differences between the levels of autonomy: Level 0: This represents vehicles with total driver control. Level 1: At level 1, there are minimal forms of driver assistance, such as[…] Read More

Can I Get a Drunk Driving Charge for Sleeping in a Parked Car?

In New Jersey, a person can acquire a driving under the influence (DUI) charge if the evidence shows that they were or they intended to operate a vehicle. The vehicle does not necessarily need to be moving in order for the driver to be found guilty of such a charge. While sleeping in one’s car is not an offense by itself, if the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of over 0.08 percent and they are over the[…] Read More

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What are My Rights at a Sobriety Checkpoint?

A sobriety checkpoint is an area that is set up by the police to randomly check motorists to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sobriety checkpoints are legal in New Jersey, and it is always a possibility that a driver may encounter one. Drivers must have adequate notice when they are approaching a sobriety checkpoint. Drivers will see warning signs telling them they are approaching a sobriety checkpoint. If a driver makes an illegal U-turn[…] Read More

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What Should I Know About a First Offense DUI Charge?

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can affect one’s life significantly. Being pulled over and arrested for DUI can be a traumatic experience. It is important to know about the entire legal process after receiving a DUI charge. This information will help the offender understand their legal rights and options. When it is suspected that a driver is impaired, an officer will ask them to perform a field sobriety test. The police officer will ask the driver to[…] Read More

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What are the Consequences of a Drunk Driving Charge?

A criminal charge for driving under the influence (DUI) can be devastating. A DUI charge can have a serious and negative impact on a person’s reputation and can affect all aspects of personal and professional life. A conviction can mean the loss of a driver’s license and acquiring heavy fines. It is important to know how to handle a DUI case to mitigate problems that can arise. Although a DUI charge is not easy to overcome, there are certain legal[…] Read More

What Do I Need to Know About the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey?

In 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 moment in the pro-cannabis movement. Many[…] Read More

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

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