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

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

Increased DWI / DUI Holiday Patrols

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Various news outlets are reporting that there will be an increase in DWI/DUI enforcement during the holiday season. For example, NorthJersey.com is reporting that the Florham Park Police Department is just one of the law enforcement agencies that is increasing … Continued

Jason T. Komninos Appointed to NCDD Amicus Committee

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Attorney Jason T. Komninos is proud to announce that he has been appointed to serve on the National College for DUI Defense Amicus Committee. The Amicus Committee regularly drafts amicus briefs for DWI/DUI appeals. NCDD briefs have been filed in … 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

ICE Conducts Targeted Enforcement in New Jersey

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On July, 6, 2015 it was reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted an enforcement effort in New Jersey. The three-day effort resulted in the arrests of 69 aliens with criminal convictions. Arrests were made in multiple cities such … Continued