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

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

Governor Conditionally Vetoes DWI Interlock Bill

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Many people having been talking about the pending legislation that would have allowed many first time DWI offenders to install the Interlock device in their car in lieu of a lengthy period of license suspension. I personally believe that the … Continued

Fort Lee New Jersey Underage DWI

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Today I appeared in the Fort Lee Municipal Court for a client who was charged with Underage DWI (39:4-50.14) and DWI with a BAC of .18 (39:4-50). He was facing a license suspension of 3 months for the Underage DWI … Continued

Appellate Division of New Jersey Clarifies 2C:40-26

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The Appellate Division of New Jersey ruled on State v. Perry on March 3, 2015. The Court ruled that 2C:40-26 does not apply to defendants who have served a period of license suspension for DWI, but have not yet restored … Continued