Appellate Division: No Presumption Against PTI for Indictable Driving While Suspended

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On September 20, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided State v. Rizzitello (A-0536-15T2). In this case, the defendant was charged with the indictable offense of driving while suspended due to a DWI under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26(b), which is a fourth … Continued

Alleged Record Tampering in NJ DWI Cases

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On September 19, 2016, NJ.com reported that a New Jersey State Police sergeant has been charged with the third degree crime of tampering with public records and the fourth degree crime of falsifying or tampering with records. Sergeant Marc Dennis … Continued

Remand for Denial of PTI for Indictable Driving While Suspended

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On March 29, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Viarengo (Docket No. A-2004-14T4). In this case, the defendant was charged with the indictable offense of driving while suspended (N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26b). The defendant was charged with 2C:40-26b … Continued

Governor Signs Domestic Violence Crackdown Law

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On August 10, 2015, Governor Christie signed a new law regarding those faced with domestic violence charges in New Jersey. The new law requires a defendant to plead guilty before entering a pretrial program. Previously, a guilty plea was not … Continued