Driving While Suspended: Do You Need a Lawyer?

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I have been approached by people who were ticketed for driving while suspended (39:3-40) and went to court without a lawyer. They were caught unaware when the judge suspended their license for another period of suspension or were even sentenced … Continued

New Jersey Will Equip State Troopers With Body Cameras

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Starting in 2016, all NJ State Troopers will be equipped with body cameras, according to NJ.com. The cameras are to be used during traffic stops, arrests, and criminal investigations. Jason T. Komninos, Esq. supports the use of police body cameras. … Continued

NJ Appellate Division Rules Miranda Rights Were Violated

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On July 6, 2015, the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed the conviction of Terrance Atkins and remanded the case for a new trial. Atkins was arrested for various drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop. The Court found that … Continued

Appellate Court Authorizes Alternative Sentences for NJSA 39:3-40(e) and NJSA 39:6B-2

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On May 14th, the Appellate Division decided State v. Toussaint. The Court concluded that N.J.S.A. 39:3-40(e) [driving on the revoked list involving injury] and N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 [driving without insurance] authorize the sentencing court to impose a term of imprisonment that … Continued

Appellate Division of New Jersey Clarifies 2C:40-26

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The Appellate Division of New Jersey ruled on State v. Perry on March 3, 2015. The Court ruled that 2C:40-26 does not apply to defendants who have served a period of license suspension for DWI, but have not yet restored … Continued

Edgewater NJ Municipal Court Child Endangerment Arraignment

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Tonight I will be appearing in the Edgewater Municipal Court. My client is being arraigned on Child Endangerment charges. The case will then be reviewed by the County Prosecutor and a new court date will be scheduled.

Should I Speak To The Police Without A Lawyer Present?

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In my experience, I cannot think of an example of when it is a good idea to talk to the police without a lawyer. Clients have approached me in the past because they have received a phone call from the … Continued