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07
OCT
2011

NJ State Police commit significant errors during traffic stops!!!

Posted By : Bryan
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N.J. State Police made ‘troubling’ amount of errors during traffic stops, according to a recent study. NJ.com recently published an article that described the results of a study regarding New Jersey State Police practices during motor vehicle stops. According to the...
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14
SEP
2011

Appellate Court Finds Police Lights Do Not Constitute a Stop

Posted By : Bryan
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A police officer who used his flashers when pulling up behind a parked car had not “stopped” the car’s driver, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey found late last month in the case of State of New Jersey v. Joseph Adubato. On the night of...
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12
SEP
2011

PACE METHOD OF SPEED DETECTION, IS IT VALID?

Posted By : Bryan
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In New Jersey the State Police increasingly are utilizing the Pace method of speed detection, as opposed to, radar or laser gun speed detection. There are very few cases that explicitly approve of such a method, however dicta in various cases seem to indirectly approve such a...
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07
SEP
2011

CAN A DEFENDANT PICK HIS/HER COURT DATE & TIME

Posted By : Bryan
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Can a defendant/motorist that has to appear in one of our New Jersey based Municipal Courts that hold evening court sessions (i.e. Rahway Municipal Court, Elizabeth Municipal Court, Linden Municipal Court, etc) choose between a morning or evening court session.  The answer to...
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01
SEP
2011
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Linden Municipal Court Check-IN Procedure

Posted By : Bryan
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If you have been charged with a moving and/or disorderly persons violation under New Jersey Criminal Code that is scheduled to be heard in Linden Municipal Court here are some pointers that will help you through the process, to wit: 1. Call the Court to verify the Court date...
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01
SEP
2011

Elizabeth City Municipal Court Change in Court Date Notice Discussed

Posted By : Bryan
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Court sessions at the Elizabeth Municipal Court are held in two separate court rooms. If you are solely charged with a traffic offense, more likely then not, your hearing shall take place at 208 Commerce Place, 2nd Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey. However, if you are charged with a...
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30
AUG
2011

ROAD BLOCKS AND POLICE DIRECTION AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE IRENE

Posted By : Bryan
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I have been receiving numerous calls and inquiries as to traffic tickets issued by Police Officers during hurricane Irene. New Jersey Police are provided rights to direct and control traffic. As such, if a motorist fails to obey a Police Officer directing traffic then that...
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23
AUG
2011

New Jersey Municipal Courts, Who is the BOSS?

Posted By : Bryan
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As some of you may be aware, New Jersey Municipal Courts oversee and adjudicate all traffic offenses, DWI/DUIs, city ordinance violations and/or disorderly persons offenses (semi-criminal) arising in New Jersey. Well, who oversees or regulates the administration of the Municipal...
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05
AUG
2011

N.J.S. 39:4-85.1 One Way Traffic on New Jersey Roadways

Posted By : Bryan
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According to N.J.S. 39:4-85.1, a motorist may not drive in the wrong direction on a duly designated one-way street, AS LONG AS, appropriate signs are posted. As you may have already noticed a good defense to this particular New Jersey traffic ticket is to challenge the particular...
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01
AUG
2011

NO POINT VIOLATION AND NO $250.00 N.J. STATE SURCHARGE

Posted By : Bryan
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Almost all persons that have been involved in plea negotiations with a prosecutor regarding a New Jersey incurred moving violation were advised of Unsafe Driving in violation of N.J.S. 39:4-97.2. As my previous blogs discussed, Unsafe Driving is an extremely expensive no point...
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