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24
MAY
2012
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Traffic offenders in Union County, NJ or more likely to go to jail then if the same offense was committed in any other County in NJ!

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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As of June 1, 2012 the Slap program is no longer offered in Union County New Jersey. The practical affect of extinguishing SLAP (Sheriff Labor Assistance Program*) from Union County is still unknown. Most municipal court judges are staying mandatory jail terms imposed upon...
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30
JAN
2012

Should I Go to Traffic School?

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Traffic school is a viable option for some individuals who have been cited for new jersey traffic violations. If you go to traffic school, you will be able to reduce the amount of points are your motor vehicle driver’s record (new jersey driver’s license), and you...
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26
JAN
2012

Traffic Ticket Attorney Explains The Problems with Radar Guns

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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If you received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, it is extremely likely that the arresting officer used a radar gun. The use of radar guns to check for speeding has become incredibly popular among law enforcement because of the gun’s ease of use and flexibility, but New Jersey...
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22
DEC
2011
Drunk-Driving

After market thermometer is permissible!

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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On December 20, 2011 the New Jersey Appellate Division in State of New Jersey v. Nicole Holland addressed the issue on whether blood alcohol concentration results derived from an Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C breath-testing device are admissible against defendants in driving while...
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05
NOV
2011

Police officers must follow rigid procedures when operating the Alcotest

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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The Alcotest 7110 is a breath-alcohol analyzer used by almost all New Jersey law enforcement (whether federal, state or local) to establish a per se violation of our New Jersey drunk driving laws (as more fully outlined in N.J.S.A. 39:4-50). According to the New Jersey State...
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07
OCT
2011

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

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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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
Drug Possession Charges 

Appellate Court Finds Police Lights Do Not Constitute a Stop

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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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 : Dan Matrafajlo
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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 : Dan Matrafajlo
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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
New Jersey Court

Linden Municipal Court Check-IN Procedure

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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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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