New Jersey Attorney General Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2

Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2, New Jersey Attorney General, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, 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, lawyerWhat do you get when cops investigate and arrest other cops? If it involves a DWI arrest, the New Jersey Attorney General Last Drink DWI Directive 2007-2 will come into play, as with any other DWI arrest. Last weekend, Ventnor City cops arrested a veteran Atlantic City cop for alleged driving under the influence and reckless driving. The A.C. cop was allegedly driving a gold 2004 Hyundai when he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle. The alleged collision occurred at a stop light near the Ventnor City-Atlantic City border. News reports claim the A.C. cop smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, and exhibited difficulty walking and standing. Additionally, news reports indicate the A.C. cop failed all his standardized field sobriety tests. But the NJ dot com report did not reveal how the Ventnor cop instructed and demonstrated how to perform the tests. Likewise, the report did not reveal how the A.C. cop allegedly performed on the tests. Read More

Failure to Maintain Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Coverage, N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2

Failure to Maintain Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Coverage, N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2, 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, lawyerIf the cops in New Jersey ever charged you with failure to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance coverage, then read on. Indeed, on a recent Friday afternoon, a Morris County man drove into a grocery store. But he did not merely drive into the parking lot. Additionally, he did not merely drive into a drive-thru. Instead, he drove into the actual store. Furthermore, news reports claim he drove up the curb and into a brick wall that houses grocery carts in front of the store. The crash, however, did not cause any injuries to anyone. Moreover, cops claim they found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Read More


Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerA Jersey City car collision resulted in an arrest for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The crash occurred after a woman leapt from her vehicle. To her credit, however, before her flying leap she had stopped the vehicle. But she jumped from it at a busy intersection without putting it in park, per the news. Consequently, the vehicle crashed into another parked car. Additionally, upon arrival, police found the woman in the middle of the road. Nevertheless, reports suggest she suffered only minor injuries. Furthermore, it appears she had compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. If convicted of DWI, she faces drunk driving collateral consequences as well as direct penal consequences. Read More

Penalties for Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a

Penalties for Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerEarlier this year, Hoboken cops charged an electric scooter operator with refusal to submit to breath test, and other offenses. One cop claims he saw the gentleman appear unsteady and staggering while unlocking the scooter. After failing to stop the gentleman from boarding the scooter, the cop followed him in a cruiser. The scooters travel up to 18 miles per hour, per the news. The cop saw the operator allegedly appear as if he was going to lose control of the scooter.

Later, the gentleman allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Furthermore, he refused to provide breath samples at the station. Read More


Penalties for Drunk Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Penalties for Drunk Driving, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerCan you say bah humbug? This December, drunk driving enforcement in the Garden State will make many motorists feel Scrooged. Indeed, New Jersey’s DWI holiday ticket blitz is in full swing. Lasting until New Year’s Day, 133 police departments received grants totaling $600,000, per NJ dot com. These grants will fund checkpoints and extra patrols. This time last year, the cops arrested 1,269 drivers allegedly impaired by alcohol or drugs. Additionally, they issued 5,705 speeding tickets and 3,125 seat belt tickets. Notably, New Jersey’s amended penalties for drunk driving went into effect December 1, 2019. The remainder of this post covers these legal updates. Read More

Reduction of Points, N.J.S.A. 39:5-30.9

Reduction of Points, N.J.S.A. 39-5-30.9, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerA recent automobile collision in Jersey City resulted in an arrest for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. Indeed, the crash occurred after a woman leapt from her vehicle. To her credit, before her flying leap she had stopped the vehicle. But she jumped from it at a busy intersection without putting it in park, per the news. Consequently, her vehicle crashed into another parked vehicle. Subsequently, police found the woman in the middle of the road. Despite these ostensibly harrowing events, however, news reports indicate she suffered minor injuries. Although her minor injures signify good luck, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission assesses 5 points for any person convicted of reckless driving.1 Additionally, the accumulation of points can lead to surcharges and license suspension.2 Nevertheless, the law requires the reduction of points recorded against a licensee in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:5-30.9.3 Read more

Failure to Report Accident, N.J.S.A. 39:4-130

Failure to Report Accident, N.J.S.A. 39:4-130, 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, lawyerRecently a car and a a New Jersey Transit bus collided in Newark, per the news. In addition to seeking the driver, the authorities reported injuries to three people. The crash occurred when the No. 39 bus from Irvington was on Bergen Street crossing over Nye Avenue. Like dominoes, the collision caused the bus to hit a light pole, which caused the pole to fall on the sidewalk. A Newark Public Safety Officer told reporters that the car’s driver did not remain on the scene. Two of the three injured people were passengers on the bus, per the cops. Read More

Underage Driving While Intoxicated, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.14

Underage Driving While Intoxicated, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.14, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerAs the countdown continues this New Year’s Eve, do you know the penalties for underage driving while intoxicated? Hoboken cops recently charged a 20-year-old with various motor vehicle offenses, including underage DWI. But news reports indicate the driver’s alcotest results were under the legal limit. Nevertheless, the motor vehicle offenses included underage DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, wrong way on a one way, and unlicensed driver. More serious offenses included hindering apprehension, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of CDS Paraphernalia, providing false identification, and underage consumption of alcohol.  Read More


Why Hire a New Jersey DWI Attorney?

Why Hire a New Jersey DWI Attorney? N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerIf you have wondered “why hire a New Jersey DWI attorney” after the cops charged you with DWI1, Allowing DWI2, or Refusal3, then read on. Recently an allegedly intoxicated driver ran an officer off the road, per the news. While traveling west on Route 57, a Manfield police officer swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, per the news. Additionally, the oncoming car caused the officer to jump the curb. But news reports do not reveal what took place during the roadside investigation. Nevertheless, police claim the driver was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, per the news. Additionally, the cops charged the motorist with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving under the influence, and several equipment violations, according to police. Read More


Refusal to Submit to Breath Test Penalties, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a

Refusal to Submit to Breath Test Penalties, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4a, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, 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, lawyerCops charged a Lake Hopatcong woman recently with Drunk Driving, Refusal, and other charges, per the news. Like a scene from a bad movie, the cops claim she allegedly crashed into two patrol vehicles in Jefferson, New Jersey. Indeed, they contend that she drove her SUV the wrong way before crashing head-on with one of the responders. And she kept going. Furthermore, she did not bring her SUV to a stop until after she struck a second patrol vehicle. Nevertheless, no one was injured. Consequently, the cops charged the woman with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unsafe lane change, refusal to submit to breath test, driving the wrong way, and other motor vehicle violations. This post will provide a grid with refusal to submit to breath test penalties under New Jersey law. Read More