Drunk Driving

26
AUG
2019
Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Penalties Changed: What You Need to Know

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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If you’ve read recent news reports, you already know one way that drunk driving penalties have changed in New Jersey. From all appearances, the mandate calling for ignition interlock devices seems to be getting the most attention. That said, the state itself still needs to update...
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18
APR
2018

What You Need to Know about Field Sobriety Tests

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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A night of fun can well turn into the start of a bad time. If you are stopped by a New Jersey police officer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, your life could change. Often, it may begin when the officer requests you to get out of your car to perform roadside field...
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03
FEB
2016
New Jersey DWI

What You Need To Know About a New Jersey DWI

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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It’s been a long day and you are finally heading home. As you turn the corner, you glance in your rear view mirror and notice a cop car lingering in the distance. You check your speed to see that you are only going 3 miles over the posted limit, but you put both hands on the...
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11
JAN
2016
New Jersey Drunk Driving

A New Jersey Drunk Driving Conviction Stays On Your Record

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Most Americans understand that a drunk driving conviction is a big deal. If someone does not think it is a big deal, they should think otherwise. The consequences and penalties of a DWI conviction can forever impact all aspects of your life. One of the many reasons why a New...
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25
NOV
2015
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Medical Marijuana Patient Acquitted of Drunk Driving Charges

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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A drunk driving offense can include more than just alcohol. Almost any controlled substance or drug that impairs your thinking can lead to a drunk driving charge. New Jersey law, like other states, specifically sets a “legal limit” for blood alcohol content (BAC). However, this...
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23
NOV
2015
New Jersey DWI Conviction

Arguing a “Mistake of Law” In a New Jersey Drunk Driving Appeal

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Just because you are charged with drunk driving, it does not mean that you should automatically be convicted on the charges. New Jersey law allows individuals many opportunities to legally defend themselves and get acquitted on the charges when appropriate. Two defenses...
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04
NOV
2015
Drinking-And-Driving

What “Probable Cause” and “Reasonable Suspicion” Means For Your DWI Case

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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The United States Constitution protects us from certain police conduct. For example, before you can be legally pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving, the police officer must have what is called a reasonable suspicion that you were operating your vehicle while under the...
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27
MAR
2015
Drinking-And-Driving

Consequences of Underage Drinking In New Jersey

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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New Jersey has a zero tolerance law with regard to underage drinking. This means that if the driver was under 21 years of age, the prosecution does not have to provide proof that the driver was actually intoxicated or that their blood alcohol content (BAC) was over 0.08%....
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19
MAR
2015
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Buzzed v. Drunk Driving: What Is the Difference?

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common committed crimes in the United States. Drunk driving represents nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities, resulting in the death of an innocent victim every 41 minutes. In 2011, more than 1.2 million drivers were...
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05
FEB
2015
Drunk Driving Attorney

What Is the Implied Consent Law in New Jersey?

Posted By : Dan Matrafajlo
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New Jersey has a special rule with regard to traffic stops that most drivers are not aware of, called the implied consent rule. Under the implied consent law, New Jersey residents give implied consent to submit to a breathalyzer test when they obtain their drivers licenses....
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