Supreme Court Order Regarding Prior DWI Convictions

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On November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued an order regarding DWI cases in which the defendant had a prior DWI offense which would enhance the defendant’s punishment in the current case. The Supreme Court ordered that … Continued

Pre-Trial Intervention for Conspiracy & Tampering With Public Records Charges

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On November 9, 2017, I successfully negotiated the admission of my client into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. My client was charged with Conspiracy under 2C:5-2A(1), which is a second degree crime and Tampering with Public Records under 2C:28-7A(1), which … Continued

Prior DWI Convictions Excluded from Evidence in Death By Auto Case

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On October 20, 2017, the Appellate Division of New Jersey ruled that a defendant’s prior DWI convictions cannot be used to prove recklessness in a death by auto case. In State v. Carlos Green, Docket No. A-1809-16T1 (October 20, 2017), … Continued

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

Attorney Jason T. Komninos Elected Vice-Chair of the NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section

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Jason T. Komninos, Esq. is proud to announce that he was elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 18, 2017. Mr. Komninos previously served in the … Continued

Jason T. Komninos Featured at Hot Topics in Municipal Court Law Seminar

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On April 24, 2017, Jason T. Komninos participated in a seminar titled “Hot Topics in Municipal Court Law” at the New Jersey Law Center. The seminar also featured Scott Gorman, Esq., Christopher L. Baxter, Esq., John Menzel, Esq., and Moshood … Continued

Common Types of Criminal Defendants Facing Deportation

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On April 8, 2017, NJ.com published an article with data regarding people facing deportation and the nature of their criminal records. NJ.com found that there were common acts associated with people facing deportation in New Jersey. The most common acts … 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