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

US Supreme Court: Warrantless Breath Tests are Permissible

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On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield v. North Dakota. This case dealt with the refusal offense and if states are allowed to criminally punish defendants for refusing to take a blood alcohol test pursuant to … Continued

US Supreme Court: Evidence Found After Illegal Stop is Admissible

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On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided Utah v. Strieff. In this case, Officer Fackrell was conducting surveillance on a home looking for drug activity. He observed the defendant Edward Strieff leave the home and stopped him … Continued

Can You Be Guilty of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Without Making Contact?

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In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the defendant’s conviction of leaving the scene of an accident even though the defendant may not have actually made contact with the victim. In State v. Sene, the … Continued