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Laws Related to DUI
Subsequent DWI Offenses
In New Jersey, the Penalties Escalate for Subsequent DUI Offenses
Third Offense DWI
What Is The Difference Between DWI And DUI In New Jersey?
What Is The IDRC? How Does It Apply In A Third Offense DUI Case?
What Is The Ten Year Step Down Rule In New Jersey?
How Do You Litigate A Third Offense DUI Case?
Collateral Consequences Of DWI
Are Most People Surprised At The Collateral Consequences Of A DWI?
What Kind Of Insurance Or Medical Problems Can A DWI Convict Face?
Under New Jersey Law, What Does “Implied Consent” Mean?
Field Sobriety Tests
N.J. State Police Sergeant Charged With Records Tampering In DWI Cases
How Does The Marc Dennis Case Affect Prior DWI Cases In New Jersey?
What Is The Procedure For The Evidential Breathalyzer Test?
What Is The Procedure For A Blood Draw In A DWI Case?
What Is the Purpose of the Field Sobriety Test?
When Will a Driver Be Asked to Undergo the Field Sobriety Tests?
Common Misconceptions about the Field Sobriety Test
Are Physical Disabilities a Factor in the Performance of the Field Sobriety Test?
How Important Is the Video Recording of a Police Stop to the Defense of a DUI Charge?
Case History: Defending the Results of the Field Sobriety Test
Common Scenarios Resulting in Drug Related DUI Charges
Difficult Aspects of Defending a Drug Related DUI from an Attorney’s Perspective
Timeframe of Resolution for a Drug Related DUI in New Jersey
The Rights of an Individual in Regards to Illegal Search and Seizure
Potential Penalties Resulting from Drug Related DUI Charges in New Jersey
The Qualities to Look for when Looking to Hire An Attorney for Defending Drug Related DUI Charges
Common Misconceptions about Drug-Related DUI Charges in New Jersey
Metabolitesare Defined as Molecules from a Scheduled Controlled Drug
DUI General Info
Criminal Defense Is an Area of the Law That Has a Significant Impact on the Lives of the Clients
What Will Occur after a DUI Arrest in New Jersey?
Useful Tips & Issues
Common Misconceptions about a DUI Charge
Is a Public Defender a Viable Option to Defend a DUI Charge?
What to Avoid If You Are Facing a DUI Charge
Will Your DUI Charge become Public Knowledge?
What Qualities Should You Look for When Retaining an Attorney to Defend Your DUI?
What Crimes Do You Represent People For?
What Are Top Misconceptions That People Have About A Criminal Arrest?
How Would I Know If I Am Being Investigated For A Crime?
What Is The Process Of Bail In New Jersey?
How Does The Current Bail System In New Jersey Work?
Who Is An Eligible Defendant?
What Are The Differences Between A Misdemeanor And A Felony?
How Often Can Charges Be Dropped, Dismissed Or Reduced?
Shoplifting / Theft Offenses
Overview of Shoplifting / Theft Offenses
What Are The Different Types Of Theft Charges?
Is A Shoplifting Charge Really That Big A Deal?
Common Issues In A Theft Case That It Helps To Have An Attorney For?
Some Of The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Theft Charges?
An Overview of Drug Offenses
Types of Common Drug Charges
Possession vs. Intent
Federal Jurisdiction & Immigration
Common Misconceptions Regarding Drug Charges
Search & Seizure
Timeframe For Resolution of Drug Related Case
What Are Sex Crimes?
What Problems Do People Charged With Sex Crimes Face In New Jersey?
Issues Faced By The Defense Or Prosecution In Sex Crime Cases
Megan’s Law And Conviction
Sex Offender Registry And The Active Community Notification
Role Of An Attorney In Sex Crimes Charges
FAQs About Sex Crimes
An Overview Of Events Involving Hazing And Sex Related Crimes
The Legal Process Regarding The Sayreville High School Hazing Incident
The County Prosecutor Has The Discretion To Charge the Offenders Either As Juveniles Or Adults
The Impact Of Media Coverage Regarding The Sayreville High School Hazing Case
The Potential Clientele Requiring Legal Counsel In A High School Hazing Incident
The Penalties Faced By A Professional That Condones Hazing
How Important Are Scientific Experts In Vehicular Homicide Cases?
Are There Different Degrees Of Vehicular Homicide Charges In Sentencing?
What Are The Common Defenses Available In A Vehicular Homicide Case?
How Is Vehicular Homicide Defined In New Jersey?
Firearm & Weapons Offenses
What Are The New Jersey Laws For Assault And Aggravated Assault?
FAQs About Assault Charges
FAQs About Aggravated Assault
Penalties And Sentencing In Assault And Battery Cases
Why Is It Important To Hire An Attorney In An Assault Case?
Under the New Jersey Law, What Exactly Does “Assault By Auto” Mean?
What Is Crimmigration? What Type Of Cases Evolve From It?
Is A Bystander Associated If A Crime Has Been Committed In The Vicinity?
Is There Any Grace Period Associated With A Crimmigration Conviction?
An Overview Of Domestic violence
An Overview Of Domestic Violence Cases In New Jersey
What Is The Legal Criteria For Domestic Violence Charges?
There Is No Specific Demographic Associated With Domestic Violence Cases
Can Domestic Violence Charges Or Convictions Ever Be Expunged?
How Do Self-Defense Scenarios Generally Play Out And Who Gets Arrested?
The Evidence Required to Prosecute Domestic Violence Cases
There Are No Plea Agreements in Family Court Because It Is Civil In Nature
It Is Possible For An Individual Convicted Of A Domestic Violence Case To Gain Custody Of A Child
Do Drugs Or Alcohol Make The Cases Harder To Defend?
Can Someone Contact Their Children During A Domestic Violence Case?
Common Misconceptions Regarding Domestic Violence Cases
Common Client Mistakes in Domestic Violence Cases
An Individual Can Directly Approach Family Court And Ask For A Restraining Order
How Powerful Are The Family Courts?
How Soon Could An Attorney Get Involved In A Domestic Violence Case?
Cell Phone Tickets
An Overview of Cell Phone Tickets and Distracted Driving in New Jersey
It is Illegal to Text or to Look at Your Cell Phone While Stopped at a Stop Light in New Jersey
Having an Auto Accident While Texting Could Result in Jail Time For a 3rd Degree Offense
Common Misconceptions Regarding the Recent Cell Phone Ticket Law Implemented in New Jersey
Sequence of Events after Retaining an Attorney to Defend Cell Phone Ticket
Aggravating Factors for Cell Phone Ticket and Distracted Driving Charges
Municipal Court Cases
What Is Expungement And How Is It Different From Pardon Or Sealment?
What Kind Of Crimes Are Eligible For Expungement?
Are There Any Types Of Convictions That Are Automatically Expunged?
What Factors Can Affect The Expungement Process?
FAQs About Expungement
General Criminal Defense FAQs
FAQs About DUI Defense
Cell Phone Usage While Driving FAQs
Cell Phone Safety
Disorderly Persons Offenses
What is an Expungement?
Refusal to Take a Breath Test
Cell Phones and the Evolution of the Laws
The State of Shoplifting
Driving While Suspended
State v. Verpent
What is a Civil Reservation?
What to do After an Accident
Careless vs. Reckless Driving
Domestic Violence in New Jersey
Having a Criminal Record and Finding Employment
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