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

Possession of Marijuana Case Dismissed

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On February 16, 2017, I appeared in the Vicinage 2 Municipal Court on behalf of my client who was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2C:10-A(4) in Teaneck. I previously asked the judge to set a deadline pursuant to State … 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

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