Appellate Division Reverses DWI Conviction on Speedy Trial Grounds

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On June 27, 2017, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a DWI conviction on speedy trial grounds due to an excessive delay in the case. In State v. Petruzziello, Docket No. A-2462-15T1 (June 27, 2017), the defendant’s case was … Continued

Legalized Marijuana and Car Accidents

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The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has reported that car accidents have risen by about 3% in states that have legalized marijuana. The HLDI stated that: “More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among … Continued

NJ Supreme Court Decides State v. Robertson

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On March 8, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided the case of State v. Robertson (A-58-14). In this case, the Court determined the legal principles that should apply when a defendant convicted of DWI seeks a stay of his … Continued

DWI and Minor in the Vehicle

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In addition to the DWI Statute (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50), there are two additional statutes that may apply if you are accused of driving while intoxicated while a minor is in your vehicle. N.J.S.A .39:4-50.15 applies when a passenger who is 17 … Continued

Increased DWI / DUI Holiday Patrols

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Various news outlets are reporting that there will be an increase in DWI/DUI enforcement during the holiday season. For example, NorthJersey.com is reporting that the Florham Park Police Department is just one of the law enforcement agencies that is increasing … Continued

Hiring a Good DWI/DUI Attorney Makes Financial Sense

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Many people choose a DWI/DUI attorney simply based on the lowest price. Not only can the choice of the wrong attorney cost you your driving privileges, it can cost you more money over time. A recent article discussed the shocking … Continued

Appellate Division: No Presumption Against PTI for Indictable Driving While Suspended

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On September 20, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided State v. Rizzitello (A-0536-15T2). In this case, the defendant was charged with the indictable offense of driving while suspended due to a DWI under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26(b), which is a fourth … Continued

Alleged Record Tampering in NJ DWI Cases

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On September 19, 2016, NJ.com reported that a New Jersey State Police sergeant has been charged with the third degree crime of tampering with public records and the fourth degree crime of falsifying or tampering with records. Sergeant Marc Dennis … Continued

Appellate Division: Remand for State’s Failure to Preserve Video

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On May 2, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Miraj Patel. Defendant Patel was stopped for speeding and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. At the trial level, Patel contested the arrest and moved to … Continued

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