Defense of New Jersey
DWI and Criminal Cases

Month: September 2015

blog_img1 How Much Does a DUI Cost? September 29, 2015

When you think about it just about everything comes down to price when making important decisions. When you are arrested for a DUI or driving infraction of any nature this important question arises yet again. While some feel that they should save money by hiring an inexpensive attorney, this may not be the best decision. Before deciding on whether to make that call to a particular NJ lawyer it is necessary to understand the laws and applied pro...

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blog_img1 How to Find theTop Attorney for DWI Charges September 29, 2015

When you decide to go out and socialize with your friends it is not with the intention that you will get pulled over for drinking and driving or other infractions. However, since no one can see into the future and certain substances can lead to impaired decision making, if it happens then it is important to know what your next step should be. Your future is impacted by how the case is handled and the final disposition as determined by the court, so ...

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blog_img1 What To Do When Arrested for DUI September 29, 2015

The experience of being arrested on any type of charge is a life altering event for most people. There are many who feel that an arrest on a DUI charge, e.g., is equal to a conviction but that is simply not the case, especially when you have the right attorney on your side fighting your DUI case in court. You should take this situation seriously and avail yourself of the best counsel possible early on in the case. New Jersey (NJ) has some of the...

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blog_img1 What To Do in Court September 15, 2015

No one likes to think about having to go to court and stand before a judge and/or jury and have their fate determined by strangers. It can be very comforting and reassuring when you have a legal representative standing by your side that can argue and fight your case. One of the qualities of a great lawyer is the fact that they prepare---and prepare you--- for all the scenarios that could happen throughout the process from the beginning to the end. ...

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blog_img1 Is There a Difference Between DUI and DWI? September 15, 2015

In New Jersey, one often hears reference to two terms, DUI and DWI, that are commonly used and can create confusion if not clearly understood. DUI stands for ‘driving under the influence’ and DWI stands for ‘driving while intoxicated’. In some states these or similar terms might signify two separate and distinct charges that carry different associated penalties while in other states there is no difference at all and both terms refer to the same c...

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blog_img1 Find the Best DUI Lawyer to Defend Your Case September 14, 2015

As a kid you probably got in trouble a couple of times for breaking the rules that your parents had asked you to abide by and in some cases you may have been able to present a good enough case to get a ‘pass’ on the consequences. While this method may have worked as a kid it is not advisable to try and handle the judicial system in the same way. Instead, you need to find a top quality New Jersey lawyer that concentrates on driving infractions to rep...

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blog_img1 What to Look for in Selecting a NJ DUI Attorney September 7, 2015

Of over 60,000 licensed attorneys in the state, selecting a NJ DUI attorney is not an easy task. After you get arrested for NJ DUI, you may start looking for a NJ DUI lawyer online, or through your social network, to defend your DUI charge. As we talked about in previous Blog articles (see “How To Choose the Best Lawyer for Your DUI Case”), choosing the right lawyer is the most important thing if you want to fight your charge. Let’s review s...

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blog_img1 Protect Yourself By Knowing The Laws September 7, 2015

A number of websites publish online the statutes defining New Jersey dui laws and other NJ motor vehicle offenses. But for the average driver reading statutes and case law is not very helpful. It is much more important and useful to understand the practical side of DUI and traffic enforcement. Police departments, like all organizations, respond to incentives. And current laws and public policy—by written law and formal and informal policy c...

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blog_img1 A DWI Can Change Your Life September 7, 2015

A DWI in NJ can carry a number of penalties including fines, fees, and surcharges, license suspension, jail time, ignition interlock devices, and community service. The clients whom I defend on charges of DWI in NJ are a cross-section of all New Jersey residents. I defend lawyers, physicians, stock brokers, accountants, executives, truck drivers, bus drive...

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blog_img1 DWI Penalties Can Be Stiff: Best Attorney Means Best Defense September 7, 2015

Drinking and driving is dangerous and reckless behavior that can potentially endanger the lives of innocent people. The penalties for a DWI differ by jurisdiction, but in New Jersey a third or subsequent conviction results in a ten year loss of driving privilege, a mandatory jail sentence of 180 days, and court fines and penalties over $1,300. New Jersey law requires 2 days of imprisonment for a second conviction and authorizes up to 90 days impris...

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