Unsafe Lane Change, N.J.S.A. 39:4-88

Unsafe Lane Change, N.J.S.A. 39:4-88, arathi, backyard boogie, Barney Bumble (The Best Purps in Town), BC, Bible worksheets, bis, bishop, blifter, bloop, bob, Bob Hope, bobatti, Bobby Brown, bongo, booboo shit, boogity brown, boone, bread, brown, brown buddha, brown frown, bubble kushy, bud, budski, Burger King, cabbage, Caracas, CDs, cess, cheatham, checkers, cheeba, cheg, chess, chicken, chronic, c-jizz, comic books, course notes, crunch, curley wurley, dagga, dak, Daniel Nuggetstone, dank, Dan K. Buddinhash, dankinstein, Dave, Detroit, diesel, dime, dirt weed, dodo, doja, doobage, dope, draw, dro, D's, dub sack or twamp, dumm, dunce, DVD's, eighth, electric puha, fire, freakus, friendship, frodis, funk, gangster gumbo, ganja or ganj, George, goo, good advice, good sh*t, goofy boots, grade — good-quality bud, Grandpa's medicine, grapes, grass, green tea, green, greenest of the goop, greenest of the green, g-regs, gregs, Guitar Hero, w:Guy Smiley, gwaai, hash, hashish, hay, headies, hemp, herb, herbsteins, hydro, ice cream, indo or endo, insangu, instaga, IZM, Jean, Jimmy, Kevin Bacon, kibs, kibbies, kif, kill, killer herb, killa, kind, kine bud, krinze, Kush, kushempeng, L, lamb's bread, lef, lemon G, little beasts, loud, lowes, lula, lye, magic cancer, magic, marijuana, Mary Jane, mbanje, Mannie Fresh. mannie, Mecca, Mexican kilobrick, mids, moss, 'Mostly [Maui Waui] man, but it's got some Labrador in it' mota, muggles, nay nay famous, newguys, nick, nickel, nodge, nug, nugget, nugs, Old Toby, outdo, O-Z, pakalolo, pot, ramín, reefbuds, Reggie Miller, regs, reefer, regs, rodeo, rolling, Sampson, sappad, schwag, schwanal, schwugs, scooby-doo, scratchy, sha-bang-a-bang-a, shake, sinsemilla, sinse, skin-up, skunk, smeed, snickle-fritz, soap bar, solid, spank, squirter-farter, sticks, sticky-icky-icky, stank, stuff, sweet G, tacos, tea, tiger fear, tree, forb, trees, trizer, tweed, wacky tobaccy, wacky baccy, weed, wheat, widdle, wizard, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerSecaucus cops recently stopped a Florida driver passing through Hudson County, per nj dot com. Indeed, the police allegedly observed him driving erratically. Additionally, the police found alleged drugs and paraphernalia in the car during the road-side investigation. Consequently, the cops charged the visitor with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the cops issued citations for various motor vehicle offenses. These offenses included unsafe lane change and unlicensed driver. Additionally, the cops charged him with failure to signal turn and failure to possess a driver’s license. Furthermore, they charged him with operation of motor vehicle while in possession of drugs. Read More

Marijuana Use or Being Under the Influence, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10

Marijuana Use or Being Under the Influence, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10, arathi, backyard boogie, Barney Bumble (The Best Purps in Town), BC, Bible worksheets, bis, bishop, blifter, bloop, bob, Bob Hope, bobatti, Bobby Brown, bongo, booboo shit, boogity brown, boone, bread, brown, brown buddha, brown frown, bubble kushy, bud, budski, Burger King, cabbage, Caracas, CDs, cess, cheatham, checkers, cheeba, cheg, chess, chicken, chronic, c-jizz, comic books, course notes, crunch, curley wurley, dagga, dak, Daniel Nuggetstone, dank, Dan K. Buddinhash, dankinstein, Dave, Detroit, diesel, dime, dirt weed, dodo, doja, doobage, dope, draw, dro, D's, dub sack or twamp, dumm, dunce, DVD's, eighth, electric puha, fire, freakus, friendship, frodis, funk, gangster gumbo, ganja or ganj, George, goo, good advice, good sh*t, goofy boots, grade — good-quality bud, Grandpa's medicine, grapes, grass, green tea, green, greenest of the goop, greenest of the green, g-regs, gregs, Guitar Hero, w:Guy Smiley, gwaai, hash, hashish, hay, headies, hemp, herb, herbsteins, hydro, ice cream, indo or endo, insangu, instaga, IZM, Jean, Jimmy, Kevin Bacon, kibs, kibbies, kif, kill, killer herb, killa, kind, kine bud, krinze, Kush, kushempeng, L, lamb's bread, lef, lemon G, little beasts, loud, lowes, lula, lye, magic cancer, magic, marijuana, Mary Jane, mbanje, Mannie Fresh. mannie, Mecca, Mexican kilobrick, mids, moss, 'Mostly [Maui Waui] man, but it's got some Labrador in it' mota, muggles, nay nay famous, newguys, nick, nickel, nodge, nug, nugget, nugs, Old Toby, outdo, O-Z, pakalolo, pot, ramín, reefbuds, Reggie Miller, regs, reefer, regs, rodeo, rolling, Sampson, sappad, schwag, schwanal, schwugs, scooby-doo, scratchy, sha-bang-a-bang-a, shake, sinsemilla, sinse, skin-up, skunk, smeed, snickle-fritz, soap bar, solid, spank, squirter-farter, sticks, sticky-icky-icky, stank, stuff, sweet G, tacos, tea, tiger fear, tree, forb, trees, trizer, tweed, wacky tobaccy, wacky baccy, weed, wheat, widdle, wizard, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerOfficers in Hoboken, NJ, recently charged a suspect with various offenses, including marijuana use or being under the influence. It all began when the cops saw the subject walking with a woman one night on a Hudson County street, per nj dot com. Indeed, the cops claim they saw the subject take out an item, manipulate it, light it, and smoke it.1 But the news does not reveal what he removed the item from. Nevertheless, the cops claim the odor of marijuana increased as they approached the man.2 Additionally, the man allegedly tried to hide one item between two parked cars and another item in his jacket when he saw the cops approach. Consequently, the cops charged the man with marijuana use or being under the influence. Read More


Bail Jumping, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-7

Bail Jumping, N.J.S.A. 2c:29-7, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerPolice in Hoboken, New Jersey, charged two suspects with bail jumping and other offenses, per nj dot com. It all began when the cops went looking for a suspect with warrants at a public housing building. During the investigation, the cops searched the grounds of the residential facility in Hudson County. Eventually, the cops saw the suspect open an apartment door on the fifth floor after a visitor knocked. Therefore, the cops approached. But the suspect allegedly tried to prevent them from entering. Consequently, the cops forcibly entered the unit. In addition to filing charges against the original suspect and the visitor for bail jumping, the cops also pressed charges for heroin possession and cocaine possession. Read More


Reckless Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-96

Reckless Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-96, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, dui, dwi, traffic ticket, attorney, lawyerSecaucus police recently charged three motorists with Reckless Driving, DWI, and other offenses, per nj dot com. Indeed, one motorist was allegedly involved in a crash in the early morning hours on February 4, per Police Captain Dennis Miller. (Yes, apparently that is his name. And since he wears a badge and carries a gun, he is presumably the only one who gets to joke about it–except, of course, for Mrs. Miller.) Consequently, the cops charged him with Reckless Driving, DWI, and other offenses. Additionally, a second motorist was allegedly involved in a crash in Secaucus on January 28, per Miller. Therefore, the police charged the second motorist with Reckless Driving and DWI. Read More

Alcotest 7110, Foundational Documents

State v. Chun, N.J.S.A. 39-4-50.2, New Jersey, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, drunk driving, Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, Alcotest, Alcotest 7110, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerPolice from three Gloucester County towns investigated a single-vehicle crash with a utility pole on August 26, 2017.

News reports indicate the cops determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. But the media did not report about the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Nevertheless, the cops arrested the driver and took breath samples with an Alcotest.

Afterwards, the police charged the driver with Driving While Intoxicated1 and other traffic offenses. Read more


Expungement Is Not For Everyone under N.J.S.A. 2c:52-1

expungement is not for everyone, expungement, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, drunk driving, attorney, lawyerRecently I blogged about the meaning of expungement under N.J.S.A. 2c:52-1. And I already know—everyone wants an expungement. Contrary to what you might have heard, however, freedom is not just another word for nothin’ left to lose. And if feelin’ good is good enough for you, then you really need to pay attention to this: under New Jersey law, expungement is not for everyone.

Until you figure out that freedom is responsibility, society will not accept you. Additionally, if you do not care, then do not whine about wanting an expungement. But if you do care, then there might be hope for you because this is not my lone opinion. Furthermore, when you accept responsibility for your past as well as your future, then society might accept you. Read more


What is Expungement under N.J.S.A. 2c:52-1?

what is expungement, expungement, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, drunk driving, attorney, lawyerRecently Governor Christie announced his intention to reform New Jersey’s expungement statute. Indeed, the timing of this announcement seems striking. During an extended hiatus from the Garden State—which included a failed campaign for the U.S. Presidency, and a failed bid for a Trump administration job—the litigation involving Christie’s Bridgegate scandal ended with convictions for Bridget Kelly and William E. Baroni Jr. Interestingly, just a few weeks before their sentencing, Governor Christie announced he wants to reform the expungement laws to give former prison inmates a better opportunity at finding a job. Talk about things that make ya go hmmmm… Read more


New Jersey’s Implied Consent Statute, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2

New Jersey's Implied Consent Statute, N.J.S.A. 39-4-50.2, New Jersey, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, drunk driving, Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerPreviously I blogged about Refusal to Submit to Breath Test with respect to New Jersey’s drunk driving statute. Today I stumbled upon an infographic, however, purporting to explain individual rights. Indeed, this document included decorative colors, impressive photography, and concise language. Of course, this begs the question: why do these features persuade a person to want to believe what the document says? Nevertheless, some of the points appeared to be legally correct. But with respect to whether one must submit to a breath test, this infographic declared—in all caps, no less—you have the right to refuse. Though possibly true where the creator of this infographic lives, this directly contradicts New Jersey’s Implied Consent statute.1 Read more


Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

standardized field sobriety tests, New Jersey, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, drunk driving, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerNew Jersey’s drunk driving statute imposes penalties on a person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug…1 Previously I blogged about the definition of operation and cases to illustrate the meaning of operation under this statute. Additionally, I blogged about the definition of motor vehicle, and the meaning of under the influence by the DUI statute. Of course, every defendant has to right to insist the State prove these elements beyond a reasonable doubt. Thus, with respect to being under the influence, the State shoulders the burden of proving a substantial deterioration or diminution of the mental faculties or physical capabilities of the defendant. Consequently, the State will include the Standardized Field Sobriety Test results among the evidence for its case in chief unless an exclusionary rule applies. Read more

Who decides whether to plead guilty or go to trial?

Who decides whether to plead guilty or go to trial?, Sixth Amendment, trial by jury, cross-examination, confrontation, waiver, New Jersey, NJ, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerThe nerve! A man accused of a four-month crime spree that included two killings and several armed robberies turned down the State’s final plea offer this week. The crime spree allegedly began July 2014 and lasted until October. Additionally, the evidence against him will allegedly include DNA found on the defendant’s sweatshirt at the scene, text messages between the defendant and his girlfriend, and the testimony of several witnesses.

Therefore, the State had offered a 60-year prison sentence. Since the defendant rejected this offer, however, he will go to trial in June and possibly get a life sentence. But really, what is the difference between the State’s offer and the possibility of life imprisonment? Read more