Imagine the following scenario: you go out for a few happy hour cocktails with friends after work, have a few, drink some water, wait an hour or so, and hop in your car to get home. On your way home, you drive 5 miles per hour above the speed limit just like everyone around you … Continue reading DWI Tips for Your Next Encounter
A criminal conviction on your permanent record can have a significant impact on your life. For example, if you apply for a job and your potential employer requires that you provide a background check, even a conviction for a minor offense could keep you from getting a job. Similarly, a landlord may be hesitant to … Continue reading Expungement in New Jersey
Not having a driver’s license can make it extremely difficult to handle everyday tasks that would normally be relatively simple. For example, taking public transportation to and from work or school each day may take significantly longer than it would if you could drive, and even just getting groceries from the store can turn into … Continue reading License Suspended? Steps to Restore Your License
The criminal justice system of New Jersey ensures the protection of defendant’s rights after they are accused of a crime. In the State of New Jersey, criminal offenses are not classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Instead, under New Jersey criminal procedure, criminal offenses are classified as either the following: “indictable offenses,” “disorderly persons offenses,” … Continue reading What’s the difference between Indictable and Non-Indictable offenses?
New Jersey arrested more than 55,000 people in 2014 for drug abuse violations, according to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report. If you are convicted of a drug-related offense, you may be facing criminal penalties such as fines, probation, community service, and even jail time. Furthermore, you will have a criminal conviction on your record that … Continue reading What are New Jersey Drug Laws?
You are driving along, perhaps aware of the fact that you have had more to drink than you should have, when suddenly there are police lights behind you. The next thing you know, you are being handcuffed, taken to the police station, fingerprinted, photographed, and sitting in a cell until someone bails you out or … Continue reading New Jersey DWI? What’s Next?
A criminal conviction can lead to legal penalties that no one wants to face. Fortunately, if you have been accused of a crime, there are many ways that an attorney can help. The specific strategy that your lawyer will employ depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the state’s case against you … Continue reading Criminal Defense Strategies
The possession of illegal drugs or unlawful possession of prescription drugs is a serious matter in the state of New Jersey. Under New Jersey law, these substances are referred to generally as Controlled Dangerous Substances, often shortened to “CDS” by law enforcement and other people who work in the criminal justice system. People who are … Continue reading CDS Possession in New Jersey
Getting arrested is always frightening, especially if you have never been in that type of situation before. You may be a generally law-abiding citizen who made the decision to drive home on this occasion. Now, you are facing serious allegations of driving under the influence (DUI). Many people who are arrested for a first-time DUI … Continue reading Your First–and Hopefully Last–DUI
Being stopped by police is never a pleasant experience. Even if you know you have done nothing wrong, seeing flashing lights in your rear-view mirror can cause instant anxiety and even defensiveness. These feelings can be significantly escalated if you believe you are under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. … Continue reading Tips for Interacting with Police During a DUI Stop