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

What is a “Lower Tier” DWI?

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If you have been charged with DWI in New Jersey, you may have heard of something called a “lower tier” while researching your options. This term refers to the different tiers of penalties in New Jersey for a first offense … Continued

What is the Twenty Minute Observation Period?

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Many people who have been charged with DWI ask about the twenty minute observation period. They have heard that the Alcotest operator must give the arrestee a twenty minute period before his or her breath is tested. This requirement comes … Continued