DUI / DWI

21
JUN
2021
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Changes to New Jersey DWI Law Effective Late 2019

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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New Jersey law prohibits driving while intoxicated (DWI) and deems it an offense that can result in driver’s license suspension, a fine, and a jail sentence. If convicted of a DWI, the court can also order you to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your motor...
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13
DEC
2019
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What in the World is the “Plain Smell” Doctrine?

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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When it comes to any aspect of New Jersey law, there are all types of doctrines. More than likely, you’ve heard something about the “plain view” doctrine. That said, what in the world is the “plain smell” doctrine? And, how does it apply to DUI/DWI cases? The answer might appear...
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19
NOV
2019
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Marijuana and DUI: What You Should Know

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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You have a medical condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana. Truth be told, you follow all the rules as you understand them. Then, one day it happens. You’re pulled over for a simple traffic violation and you find yourself suddenly facing a somewhat serious offense. How...
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14
NOV
2018

Failure to Yield for Pedestrians Can Result in a Ticket

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You are driving to lunch through downtown Elizabeth one afternoon when you come across a pedestrian crosswalk. You slow down but don’t stop. You didn’t see the pedestrian to the far right who evidently stepped off the curb and into the marked crosswalk, expecting you to stop and...
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08
AUG
2018

Probationary Driver License Violations: What You Need to Know

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Just about everyone remembers what it’s like to get behind the wheel for the first time.  For a teenager, it often represents an exhilarating experience. For the parents, it may mean a cause for anxiety. All things considered, the concept of probationary driver licenses doesn’t...
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10
JAN
2018

Are You In Danger of Losing Your CDL License?

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To put it bluntly, losing your CDL license can represent an enormous hardship. After all, most drivers with commercial driver’s licenses have them for a reason.  For some, it’s that they are operating certain size vehicles.  For many, it’s that maintaining a CDL is a requirement...
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12
DEC
2017

What You Should Know about Refusing a Breathalyzer Test

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You stop at the local bar for a couple of drinks after work. Meanwhile, you’re there a few minutes and only down a beer or two. You certainly don’t feel drunk. However, within seconds of leaving to head home, you hear sirens and flashing lights behind you. You panic. Although you...
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21
AUG
2017
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It Looks Like a Breathalyzer May One Day Work to Test for Drugs

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You’ve heard all about blowing into a machine to test for alcohol intoxication. As it now stands, a breathalyzer cannot test for drugs. In a prior article, we explained how charges are pursued against someone driving under the influence of drugs. However, updated technology may...
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19
APR
2017
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What are DWI/DUI Laws, Penalties and Fines in New Jersey?

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are serious crimes in the state of New Jersey, which carry heavy penalties and can have short and long term consequences in the form of fines, legal costs, suspension of your driving license, community service...
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07
APR
2017

What You Need to Know about Drug-Related DUI Charges

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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You are sure your life is ruined. And, you just don’t understand the charges against you. How could you possibly be accused of driving while under the influence of drugs? It’s been more than a week since you last smoked weed. You would never consider drinking and driving. When...
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