NJ Supreme Court Upholds Police Search for Vehicle Registration

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On March 14, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Ornette M. Terry (A-23-16) (077942). In this case, the defendant was pulled over for initially failing to stop for a stop sign. The defendant did not provide the … Read More

Nonimmigrant Visitor Ordered Held Without Bond for DUI Convictions

On February 2, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals decided the Matter of Egidijus Siniauskas, 27 I&N Dec. 201 (BIA 2018). In this case, it was ordered that an alien should be detained without bond because of prior DUI convictions. … Read More

An Expungement Can Help Your Job Search

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One of the main reasons to get an expungement of your arrest or conviction is to help with your job search. Many employers will request a copy of your criminal history and may turn you down for the job based … Read More

Expungement Granted for Aggravated Assault, Obstructing, Resisting Arrest, and Improper Behavior Arrest

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In April, I petitioned for an expungement on behalf of a client who had an arrest on her record from 2014. She was arrested for Aggravated Assault under NJSA 2C:12-1B(5)(A), Obstructing under NJSA 2C:29-1A, Resisting Arrest under NJSA 2C:29-2A(1), and … Read More

Exceeding Maximum Speed 30 MPH or More Over Limit

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I have helped many clients who have been charged with speeding by 30 mph or more over the limit under N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. When people call me because they have received this ticket, many are surprised to find out that not … Read More

Supreme Court Order Regarding Prior DWI Convictions

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 … Read More

Pre-Trial Intervention for Conspiracy & Tampering With Public Records Charges

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On November 9, 2017, I successfully negotiated the admission of my client into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. My client was charged with Conspiracy under 2C:5-2A(1), which is a second degree crime and Tampering with Public Records under 2C:28-7A(1), which … Read More

Prior DWI Convictions Excluded from Evidence in Death By Auto Case

On October 20, 2017, the Appellate Division of New Jersey ruled that a defendant’s prior DWI convictions cannot be used to prove recklessness in a death by auto case. In State v. Carlos Green, Docket No. A-1809-16T1 (October 20, 2017), … Read More

Appellate Division Reverses DWI Conviction on Speedy Trial Grounds

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 … Read More

Legalized Marijuana and Car Accidents

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 … Read More

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