Even if it is your first offense, a DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences. In the state of New Jersey, possible penalties for DUI include fines, driver’s license suspension, incarceration, and community service. Depending on the facts of your case, you also may be required to use an ignition interlock device (IID).
What Is Domestic Violence?
It is a common misconception that domestic violence is a criminal charge, but domestic violence is actually a term that refers to various offenses committed by a person who has a certain type of relationship with the victim. Domestic violence can only occur between current or former spouses, people who have a dating relationship or were formerly dating, and people who are cohabitating in the same household or are former cohabitants. That includes siblings, parents, any relative, or anyone else who you’ve lived with—even a college roommate.
Is Intoxication or Being High a Defense Against Criminal Charges?
Addiction can ruin lives if proper help isn’t found early on. Alcohol, drugs, and crime often go hand-in-hand so it’s important for addicts and those around them to recognize their addiction early on before they potentially commit any crimes. This is why rehabs like The Ohana Hawaii (theohanahawaii.com/) are committed to helping addicts fight their addiction and ensure they turn their lives around. Many people believe that they cannot be charged with a crime if they were high or intoxicated at the time of its commission; however, even though you might have behaved differently had you been sober, it is certainly possible to face charges and be convicted of a crime even if you were under the influence at the time.
What Is the Difference Between a Private Lawyer and a Public Defender?
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the “assistance of counsel” for every criminal defendant. If you are facing criminal charges and you cannot afford an attorney, you have the option to be represented by a public defender.
Should I Refuse the Breathalyzer Test?
Many people believe that it is better to refuse the breathalyzer test if they are stopped under suspicion of DWI. Some drivers assume that if they blow over the limit, the State will have more evidence to use against them than if they refuse to take the test.
Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Reversal in Drug Possession Case Distinguishes Field Inquiry from Investigative Detention
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently reversed the judgment of the Appellate Division in a drug possession case that highlighted an important question about search and seizure laws: At what point does a field inquiry escalate into an investigative detention?