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

Drug Possession While Committing a Traffic Violation

Drug charges are serious allegations that often have severe consequences. Federal and state laws address several drug offenses that involve the illegal possession, trafficking, manufacture, or sale of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or medications like Oxycontin and Xanax that are commonly available by prescription. Among drug-related charges, drug possession is a less severe charge that is usually enforced by state officials as opposed to federal administrators. In New jersey, the law prohibits the operation[…] Read More

New Drunk Driving Laws

Drivers in New Jersey should be aware that drunk driving laws have changed as of December 2019. The new law brings two significant revisions to previous DUI/DWI charges. The law removes license suspensions for first offenders while requiring all convicted drivers to install interlock breathalyzer devices on their vehicles. These devices automatically disable the vehicle if alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath. An Effective Alternative to License Suspension? It has been questioned whether breathalyzers are effective. Interlock devices can[…] Read More

High Cost of Speeding Tickets in New Jersey

Millions of drivers are pulled over for speeding each year. In 2017, more than 176,000 speeding tickets were issued in New Jersey alone. Odds are that even the most conscientious drivers are likely to get a speeding ticket or other traffic summons at some point. Because the financial cost of a speeding ticket in New Jersey can be very high, it is important to know the law as well as your rights in protecting your driving privileges. New Jersey Laws[…] 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

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

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

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