Newark, NJ- Every year thousands of New Jersey motorists are charged with driving while intoxicated, a charge that can carry harsh penalties. Certain circumstances associated with a DWI arrest can result in enhanced penalties which may include mandatory jail time, higher fines and longer license suspension periods. In this blog, I will discuss some of the reasons you could face enhanced penalties for your New Jersey DWI and some of the potential consequences you face.
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New Jersey Lawmakers to Hold Public Hearings on Marijuana Legalization
Newark, NJ- Marijuana laws in the U.S. are on the cusp of big change and states are leading the charge. Currently, five states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and numerous states have decriminalized minor possession charges. Efforts to pass similar legislation in New Jersey are gaining steam again and some New Jersey lawmakers are taking a closer look at the state’s marijuana laws.
Bergen County Plans to Hit More Drivers with Traffic Summonses in Safety Initiative
Bergen County, NJ-Following the dramatic increase in pedestrian deaths in Bergen County and New Jersey as a whole, law enforcement agencies announced an initiative to curtail traffic accidents. On Tuesday, county officials gathered in Hackensack to put pedestrians and motorists on notice: Obey pedestrian traffic laws or you will get a ticket!
NJ Jersey Supreme Court Gives Police More Power to Conduct Warrantless Searches
Newark, NJ- During a traffic stop, the person who was stopped has a set of rights, one of which is the protection against “unreasonable” searches and seizures of their person or property. There are instances, however, when it is unclear whether police have “probable cause” to conduct a search of a person’s vehicle without a warrant. This issue arises often and has been litigated in the New Jersey Supreme Court on several occasions, with the most recent case that was decided on September 24, 2015.