NJ DUI Defense Blog

DUI Checkpoints: Know Your Rights

When a police officer pulls you over for drinking and driving, he needs a reason to do so. If you don’t exhibit certain reckless driving behaviors, you may be able to avoid a DUI. However, DUI checkpoints are different. You can’t avoid them, and they can result in a DUI charge. That said, you do…

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DUIs In New Jersey Are Traffic Violations

When you receive a DWI in the state of New Jersey, you don’t get a felony or a misdemeanor on your record. Instead, you get a traffic offense. This is quite different from the way other states handle DUIs, and it changes the way the court treats your case. By making DUIs traffic violations, the…

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The Newest New Jersey DUI Law: Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide penalties are now more strict than ever before. Recent legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie will cause a greater amount of liability for those convicted of vehicular homicide. It will now require a sizable jail sentence, as well. The legislative hope is that more people will receive jail time or severe financial punishment…

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What to do During a DUI Stop

Any encounter with the police can be nerve racking. A DUI stop is, even more, nerve racking because of the punishments for the crime. The higher stakes mean that you should make sure not to help the officer’s case. There are several simple yet effective ways not to help the officer improve their case. Follow…

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Ways to Avoid a DUI

A DUI can have serious consequences. Obviously, the best way to avoid the consequences is to avoid a DUI altogether. Of course, there are legal consequences to drinking and driving. However, the more serious consequences include hurting yourself, a friend, or another driver. Almost every American adult has an alcoholic beverage on occasion. Our society not…

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New Jersey BUI Laws

While many know about driving under the influence and the different laws that come along with suffering a DUI arrest, few know about how the law treats boats. However, many people enjoy driving their boats through the open waters, and being able to do so with the ease of mind of knowing what the law…

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Ignition Interlock Device in New Jersey

Ignition interlock devices have become a popular tool for the courts. There is some evidence that these devices prevent a person with a DUI conviction from repeating the offense. New Jersey is one of the states that have jumped on the ignition interlock device bandwagon in recent years. As of 2012, all 50 states have…

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New Legislation Would Tighten Laws for First-Time DUI Offenders

There has been a national push to make DUI penalties more strict. At the head of the push is Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The vice chair of the MAAD national board was in new jersey last month to thank legislators for considering the new bill. The bill which we will discuss later, in further detail,…

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

We all know the drill. Whenever someone receives field sobriety test, they stand on one foot, walk heel to toe in a straight line, and follow a light with their eyes. However, what you may no know is that field sobriety tests may not be as accurate as you think. Field sobriety tests are the…

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Drinking and Driving Underage: New Jersey DUI Laws for Minors

Drinking and driving come with high penalties for anyone. Grown ups know that they face major fines and penalties should they be caught for driving under the influence. However, adults also know the ins and outs of the law and how the laws impact them. Adults drive all the time, carrying know-how and experience that…

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