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Field Sobriety Tests
Posted on September 11, 2018
Field sobriety tests are commonly used by police to determine if a person is driving while intoxicated (DWI). There are three standardized sobriety tests. Each one is designed to measure a specific reflex that is believed to be compromised if a person has been drinking: Horizontal gaze nystagmus test: Measures increased involuntary jerking of...Read More >>
Marijuana Cases on Hold
Posted on August 30, 2018
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ran for office on a marijuana legalization platform. While legal pot in the Garden State has not yet materialized, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has informed municipal prosecutors that they should adjourn all marijuana cases until at least September 4, 2018. However, the letter did not explicitly inform...Read More >>
Types of Criminal Offenses
Posted on August 28, 2018
In New Jersey, crimes may be categorized as petty disorderly person offenses, disorderly person offenses, and indictable crimes. These can also be referred to as infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. The charges that the accused will face depend on which category the crime falls under. Infractions include incidences like traffic stops when the police officer gives...Read More >>
DWI While Riding a Bike
Posted on August 22, 2018
Driving a car while under the influence can land you with a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge, but that is not the case when riding a bicycle. A bicycle is not a motor vehicle, so the laws regarding someone charged with a DWI with a motor vehicle in New Jersey do not apply to...Read More >>
DWI and Ignition Interlock Devices
Posted on August 13, 2018
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) involves operating a motor vehicle when driving performance is impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, whether illegal or prescription.  You are considered under the influence if your physical or mental faculties are affected. New Jersey takes DWI violations very seriously. They come with significant penalties that include revoked driving privileges, suspended...Read More >>
Prescription Drugs and DUI Charges
Posted on August 6, 2018
People who regularly take prescription drugs can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if they are found to be impaired by drugs when pulled over at a traffic stop. In recent years, these incidences have become just as concerning to the public as drunk driving. Legally prescribed narcotic pain medications like oxycontin,...Read More >>
DUI Charges for College Students
Posted on June 26, 2018
The penalties for drunk driving are serious. The severity of these penalties is designed to act as a deterrent, since drunk driving is the cause of about one third of all traffic-related fatalities. Driving with an elevated blood alcohol content (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent is considered driving under the influence (DUI) of...Read More >>
Passenger DUI Arrests
Posted on June 19, 2018
Choosing a designated driver is an effective way to encourage safe driving. What happens, though, if a vehicle driver is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), but the passenger was not drinking? Even if they are sober, the passenger could face charges. New Jersey’s DUI laws are very strict. A first offense with...Read More >>
How to Beat a DUI
Posted on June 11, 2018
A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can lead to more than a temporary loss of license. The inability to drive may result in job loss, and a DUI conviction may mean certain future jobs are no longer a consideration. Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways in which a seasoned attorney can...Read More >>
Breathalyzer Results May Not Be Reliable
Posted on June 4, 2018
In early May, retired state judge, Joseph Lisa, issued a report that challenges the validity of certain breathalyzer tests administered at traffic stops. Lisa was appointed by the state Supreme Court to lead hearings on a case against a state trooper, and the findings could mean that thousands of New Jersey DUI convictions and...Read More >>
Avoid DUIs and DWIs on Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on May 24, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer, and many celebrations culminate during that time. The inevitable use of alcohol accompanies many celebrations, which adds to the merriment, but also fuels drunk driving and potential subsequent DUI and DWI charges. Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Intoxicated are serious offenses, even if...Read More >>
South Jersey Marijuana Lawyers: Proposed Bill to Legalize Marijuana
Posted on November 16, 2016
New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll recently introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana possession in New Jersey. This bill would legalize the recreational use of cannabis with similar regulations to those that are currently on the sale of cigarettes. Additionally, the bill would expunge certain drug crimes associated with the possession or sale of marijuana....Read More >>
Camden Criminal Lawyers Discuss Hoverboard Safety Regulations
Posted on November 14, 2016
Hoverboards continue to remain a popular form of recreation for many Americans. A growing number of children and young adults can be seen riding around on these motorized balancing boards. As a result, many police departments have received numerous inquiries about the safety of these devices and where they can and cannot be used....Read More >>
Cherry Hill Criminal Lawyers Discuss Vehicular Homicide
Posted on November 7, 2016
In the state of New Jersey, if a driver causes another person’s death as a result of driving recklessly, they can be charged with vehicular homicide, or death by auto. This is a second-degree charge and comes with serious penalties including fines, license suspension, and hefty prison sentences. Examples of reckless driving include excessive...Read More >>
South Jersey Criminal Lawyers Discuss Philadelphia’s Rising Crime Rate
Posted on October 31, 2016
Philadelphia has seen an increase in homicides this year. This is not an isolated phenomenon – multiple cities across the United States, including Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta had more homicides by the midpoint of 2016 than they had at the same time in 2015. There is no definite answer to this rise in crime....Read More >>
Cherry Hill DUI Lawyers: Reducing DUI/DWI penalties
Posted on October 26, 2016
When an individual drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs it can be charged as a DUI/DWI. These charges are serious and can affect one’s future job prospects or living arrangements. Hiring a team of skilled Cherry Hill DUI lawyers would be beneficial, as they can work to reduce or remove penalties from...Read More >>
Cherry Hill Expungement Lawyers: Expungement for a Felony
Posted on October 20, 2016
Living with a criminal record can hamper your ability to secure a job, rent a house or apartment, or build meaningful relationships with others. This can make it feel like your sentence continued even after you completed its terms. Depending on your circumstances, having your record expunged could be a viable option. Cherry Hill...Read More >>
Cherry Hill Expungement Lawyers: Crimes Eligible for Expungement
Posted on October 10, 2016
A criminal record can have a severely detrimental impact on one’s life. It may seem like the mistakes of the past will never go away. Fortunately, for many crimes, expungement is an option. Expungement is the partial or complete elimination of a crime on a record. Cherry Hill expungement lawyers state that after the...Read More >>
Camden Criminal Lawyers: Camden on List of Most Dangerous Cities
Posted on October 3, 2016
Neighborhood Scout is a website that uses community statistics to assist families in finding a safe neighborhood. Recently, it released a list of the 100 most dangerous cities in America using crime data from the FBI, U.S. Justice Department, and thousands of law enforcement agencies. Camden criminal lawyers report that six of the 100...Read More >>
Cherry Hill DUI Lawyers: Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal?
Posted on September 26, 2016
Sobriety checkpoints are stations along the roadway where law enforcement officials observe passing drivers for signs of impairment or intoxication. Though sobriety checkpoints have come up against strong legal opposition, they were ruled consistent with the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution in a 1990 United States Supreme Court Case. A majority of states across...Read More >>
Cherry Hill Criminal Lawyers: Statewide Child Pornography Operation
Posted on September 7, 2016
Forty men throughout the state of New Jersey—many of whom were from Camden County—were recently arrested as part of a state-wide crack down on sex crimes. “Operation Statewide” had police tracking images to certain areas, allowing them to pinpoint which houses were downloading the photos. From there police would knock on the doors of...Read More >>
South Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers: Know your rights! What to remember should you get arrested
Posted on January 8, 2014
If a law enforcement officer arrest you – abide by these four rules: If the officer should ask, tell him or her your name, but nothing else. Listen for the constitutional rights that the officer is required to recite to you Upon the completion of those rights say nothing except ‘I’d like to see...Read More >>