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

Legalized Marijuana and Car Accidents

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The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has reported that car accidents have risen by about 3% in states that have legalized marijuana. The HLDI stated that: “More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among … Continued

Common Types of Criminal Defendants Facing Deportation

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On April 8, 2017, NJ.com published an article with data regarding people facing deportation and the nature of their criminal records. NJ.com found that there were common acts associated with people facing deportation in New Jersey. The most common acts … Continued

Possession of Marijuana Case Dismissed

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On February 16, 2017, I appeared in the Vicinage 2 Municipal Court on behalf of my client who was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2C:10-A(4) in Teaneck. I previously asked the judge to set a deadline pursuant to State … Continued

Hiring a Good DWI/DUI Attorney Makes Financial Sense

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Many people choose a DWI/DUI attorney simply based on the lowest price. Not only can the choice of the wrong attorney cost you your driving privileges, it can cost you more money over time. A recent article discussed the shocking … Continued

No DWI Jury Trials in New Jersey

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On May 12, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Denelsbeck (A-42-14). In this case, the defendant was facing a fourth conviction for DWI. He argued that due to the jail term of 6 months plus the additional … Continued

Driving While Suspended and Out of State DWI Convictions

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On April 27, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Robert Luzhak (Docket No. A-2445-14T3). In this case, the defendant had a prior DWI conviction in Maryland and another in New Jersey. He was charged with the … Continued

Appellate Division Rules Police Station Video is Discoverable

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On May 2, 2016, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided State v. Miraj Patel (Docket No. A-1683-14T3). In this case, the defendant was charged with DWI (39:4-50) and his attorney requested a copy of the video from the police … Continued

New Amendments to the Expungement Statute

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On April 18, 2016, the new amendments to New Jersey’s expungement statute went into effect. Two of the most notable changes are as follows: NJSA 2C:52-2(a) now allows for the expungement of one indictable offense and up to two disorderly … Continued

Driving While Suspended: Do You Need a Lawyer?

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I have been approached by people who were ticketed for driving while suspended (39:3-40) and went to court without a lawyer. They were caught unaware when the judge suspended their license for another period of suspension or were even sentenced … Continued