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

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

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

Drunk Driving Penalties, 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, lawyerPolice in Berlin, New Jersey, recently charged a woman with drunken driving, per the news. Not your run-of-the-mill arrest, however, this incident brought out local police, fire, and EMS. Indeed, the police found the vehicle on a front lawn upside down where it tore into the front of a home. Consequently, the collision caused the removal of siding, and it left a hole around a window, too. Upon arrival, the authorities found the woman standing outside the vehicle and a passenger inside it. The police removed the uninjured passenger. Additionally, authorities reported no one in the residence was injured. Consequently, the cops charged the woman with DWI and other traffic offenses. This post will provide a grid with drunk driving penalties under New Jersey law. Read More

IDRC: Intoxicated Driver Resource Center

IDRC, Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, State v. Chun, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, 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, lawyerIn addition to license suspension, financial penalties, community service, jail, and ignition interlock, New Jersey’s DWI statute requires Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (“IDRC”) attendance. Established within the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services, the Intoxicated Driving Program oversees and supervises Intoxicated Driver Resource Centers statewide. Coupled with other functions, each IDRC runs educational programs about alcohol, drugs, and highway safety. Indeed, each county must establish an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center on a county or regional basis, in cooperation with the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Additionally, each Intoxicated Driver Resource Center administrator must be a counselor certified by the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Board of New Jersey, or other professional with a minimum of five years experience in the treatment of alcoholism. Read More


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

Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2, driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, dui, dwi, 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, lawyerThis week Jersey City cops charged a local firefighter with refusal to submit to a breath test, among other offenses. The cops claim he drove a 2005 Cadillac Escalade through an intersection they had closed due to a four-car collision. Additionally, they claim he sped through the area and ignored orders to stop. They also claim he drove around a marked police car with its lights on. Furthermore, he almost clipped two police officers investigating the motor-vehicle accident. The firefighter allegedly had glassy, dilated eyes, could not speak full sentences, and could not complete the field sobriety tests. Read more