Appellate Division Upholds Refusal Statement

On January 27, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Quintero. In this case, the defendant pled guilty to driving while intoxicated (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50) and refusal to submit to a breath test (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a). Her attorney, Greggory … Read More

Manville Municipal Court Civil Reservation Granted

On December 3, 2015, I appeared in the Manville Municipal Court. My client was issued a ticket for an improper turn (39:4-123) as a result of an accident. A violation of 39:4-123 carries 3 motor vehicle points. I successfully negotiated … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Appellate Division Vacates Rejection of Pre-Trial Intervention

On September 20, 2012, pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, defendant Eager pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree possession of marijuana. The prosecutor withheld consent for Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) on several grounds: (1) the nature of the offenses; (2) … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Rules on Expungements for Multiple Crimes

On August 10, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of J.S. and In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of G.P.B. In the case of J.S., the defendant was arrested twice within … Read More

Trooper’s Search of Overturned Vehicle Was Illegal

On August 3, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Keaton. In this case, a State Trooper responded to the scene of an accident where the defendant’s car was overturned. Since the defendant was receiving medical attention, the … Read More