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DUI and Horses – All too Real for a Florida Woman

January 15th, 2018

In Florida, they don’t – um – horse around when it comes to making arrests for driving under the influence (DUI). In fact, such an eventuality recently came to pass for a woman who was charged with drunk driving while drunkenly riding her horse down a Florida road. The woman tested at twice the legal […]

Legality of a DUI Blood Draw

December 5th, 2017

The high-profile case of a Utah nurse who was arrested because she refused to allow police to draw blood from her patient has sparked an intense national dialogue regarding the legality of forced blood testing. The nurse in question refused to allow the blood draw because hospital policy stipulated that either patient consent or a […]

Thinking About a Trip to Canada? Not with a DUI on Your Record

November 29th, 2017

Our neighbors to the north don’t take kindly to DUI convictions, and – unlike many other countries – they have the means to investigate criminal records right at their borders. If you have a New Jersey DUI, carefully consider your options before heading north. Entry Denied Canada reserves the right to bar entry to any […]

Keeping Up with Traffic Can Cost You Big-Time

November 21st, 2017

Many people are under the mistaken belief that if they’re speeding to keep up with traffic, then there’s no real harm done and that they can’t possibly be ticketed for it. These many people would be wrong. In New Jersey, the posted speed limit means what it says, and you can be ticketed for exceeding […]

Is a Person of Interest Different Than a Target?

November 15th, 2017

As the news bombards us with ever-more intrigue related to Russia and the current administration, they bandy about terms such as person of interest, subject, target, and witness. What’s it all about? Person of Interest Person of interest just sounds intriguing. In the end, however, this person of interest phrase isn’t an official thing. The […]

Use of Canines at Traffic Stops

November 7th, 2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled on whether New Jersey officers can legally bring a police dog to a motor vehicle stop without first having any reasonable suspicion to do so. Come to find out, they can – but only if the addition of the dog’s sniff test doesn’t unduly prolong the traffic stop […]

Assault with a Deadly . . . Shovel?

November 1st, 2017

A New Jersey woman was struck with a shovel during a street fight this summer. The police received a call about the incident, but had difficulty finding the involved parties. In the end, they apprehended both the alleged perpetrator and the victim of the shovel attack. The Case The police were called to a New […]

Florida Man Calls Police to Report Stolen Drugs – Gets Arrested

October 24th, 2017

While no one appreciates having their belongings stolen, when your belongings include illegal drugs, such as cocaine, it’s probably best to hold off on making that call to the police. A Florida man recently called the police to report just such a robbery. It seems that the man did not appreciate his cocaine supply being […]

Sleep Deprivation and DUIs

October 18th, 2017

Driving while exhausted is dangerous. Driving under the influence is dangerous. When you combine the two, the danger becomes even more pronounced. This can be true even for those driver’s whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is below the legal cutoff. A small recent scientific study conducted at the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience in […]

NJ Bill Changes Driver’s License Renewal

October 10th, 2017

Don’t Get Caught with an Expired License Recently, NJ Governor, Chris Christie –  who was on a bit of a legislative roll – signed 50 bills into law. Two of these bills significantly affect both motor vehicle registrations and driver’s license renewals. These changes allow that motor vehicle registrations will now expire each year on […]

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