Category Archives: DUI
What Happens After a Second New Jersey DUI Arrest?
The penalties for a second conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) in New Jersey are outlined in detail under New Jersey Title 39, section 39:4-50(iii)(2). The statute specifies the length of imprisonment, various fines and administrative penalties, and how far back the court goes in considering the defendant’s driving history. In New Jersey, the… Read More »
Might 20,000 New Jersey DWI Cases Be Thrown Out?
More than 20,000 New Jersey motorists charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) recently received a surprising letter from the office prosecuting their cases. Current and former defendants in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties have been told that doubts now exist regarding the reliability of the breath tests used against them. The problem arises… Read More »
Easter Tragedy Spurs Debate over NJ DUI Laws
Are New Jersey DUI laws too lax, or are they not enforced sufficiently? That’s what anti-drunk-driving activists and state legislators are debating after an Easter weekend traffic collision killed an elderly couple and injured several others. Twenty-three-year-old Frank Cabezas was arrested March 26 on multiple charges that include DWI, two counts of death by auto,… Read More »
Are Red States Stricter than Blue States on DUI?
In this presidential election year, it’s tempting to look at everything from a political lens. The consumer website WalletHub.com set out to rank states according to the strictness of their DUI laws, judging them on numerous criteria, including: Minimum jail time for first and second offenses Whether a DUI is an automatic felony The length… Read More »
New Jersey Roadside Field Sobriety Tests for DUI
If you are someone who goes out drinking with friends and then thinks that you can get away with driving home, you are making a mistake that could have a lasting impact on your life and the lives of others. You cannot accurately judge your level of impairment, so the safe and smart thing to… Read More »
New Jersey Laws Governing Drugged Driving
While most people are at least somewhat familiar with the laws in New Jersey regarding drunk driving, few know about the laws regarding driving under the influence of drugs. Just like drunk driving, drugged driving is considered a form of intoxicated driving and is punishable with fines and possible jail time. However, the penalties for… Read More »
NJ State Police Conduct DUI Checkpoint Outside of Concert
In late July 2014, New Jersey police conducted a drunk driving checkpoint outside of a Toby Keith concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Starting around 8 p.m., officers began stopping cars that were exiting the show and entering the Garden State Parkway. Officers were looking specifically for drivers who exhibited signs of… Read More »