Supreme Court Order Regarding Prior DWI Convictions

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On November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued an order regarding DWI cases in which the defendant had a prior DWI offense which would enhance the defendant’s punishment in the current case. The Supreme Court ordered that … Continued

NJ Supreme Court Decides State v. Robertson

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On March 8, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided the case of State v. Robertson (A-58-14). In this case, the Court determined the legal principles that should apply when a defendant convicted of DWI seeks a stay of his … Continued

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

Jason T. Komninos, Esq. Featured at Fairleigh Dickinson Seminar

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On November 24, 2015, I participated in a seminar titled “Navigating Through a DWI Case in Municipal Court.” This seminar was a part of a series of continuing legal education seminars at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The seminar featured a distinguished … Continued

Jason T. Komninos, Esq. Featured at NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting

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On November 4, 2015, I participated in a seminar entitled “DWI Arrests and Charges from Bourbon Street to the Jersey Shore.” This seminar was a part of the New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting which was held in New … Continued

Appellate Division Vacates Rejection of Pre-Trial Intervention

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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) … Continued

New Ruling for Civil Reservations

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If you receive a traffic ticket as a result of an incident involving a motor vehicle accident, your attorney can ask the Municipal Court Judge for a “civil reservation.” This means that your guilty plea to a plea bargain in … Continued