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Have You Had Anything to Drink?

June 5th, 2017

7 Tips for When You’re Pulled Over for a DWI Law enforcement officers throughout the state of New Jersey are constantly on the lookout for drunk drivers. If you are pulled over and an officer suspects that you are under the influence of alcohol, he or she will try and collect evidence supporting that suspicion. […]

Shocking Move Could Make Stun Guns Legal in New Jersey

May 31st, 2017

New Jersey is known for having some of the strictest restrictions on firearms in the United States, and the state has often been the target of litigation initiated by gun rights activists. Currently, the state bans civilians from possessing stun guns, which state law defines as “any weapon or other device which emits an electrical […]

52 Bottles of Booze, 3 Kegs, and a Whole Lot of Underage Drinking Charges

May 23rd, 2017

It is well-known that the legal drinking age in New Jersey – and every other state in the U.S. – is 21 years of age. Drinking or possessing alcohol under the age of 21 can result in serious consequences with the law. Many high school and younger college students ignore these potential consequences and drink […]

Ex Post Facto: Harsher Punishment after Sentencing?

May 15th, 2017

Ex post facto laws are those laws that conjure new punishments after the fact of a specific case and its original attendant punishments. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that no state can pass an ex post facto law. New Jersey must abide by this constitutional guarantee. Paramount to the ex post facto clause is that defendants […]

White Collar Crimes and a Proffer Agreement

May 10th, 2017

As anyone who has watched police procedurals or legal dramas is aware, many criminal cases are resolved through a plea agreement. In some cases, a plea agreement or even immunity from prosecution may be contingent upon a suspect providing information to the government in order to secure a conviction against someone else. This is often […]

4 Preventable Sources of DNA Contamination

May 2nd, 2017

May criminal cases turn on the outcome of DNA evidence, and many people are under the impression that this type of evidence is objective and provides foolproof results. In reality, however, DNA evidence is often misleading, and a substantial number of cases in which DNA evidence was involved have been overturned at a later date […]

Drunk Driver Tailgates the Wrong Guy…a Cop

April 26th, 2017

In order to pull you over, a law enforcement officer must have reasonable suspicion to believe that you have violated the law in some way. Often, drunk drivers are initially pulled over for erratic and unlawful driving behaviors, such as swerving, speeding, or even driving the wrong way. One New Jersey woman found herself behind […]

Celebrity Car Used in Shooting – Could this Happen to You?

April 18th, 2017

Imagine the police showing up at your door and telling you that your car was used in a crime. Your first fear will likely be that you may be somehow associated with the criminal act or that you may be suspected of being involved. This recently happened to one of the Real Housewives of New […]

6 Tips for When You’re Pulled Over for a DWI

April 12th, 2017

Have You Had Anything to Drink? 6 Tips for When You’re Pulled Over for a DWI Law enforcement officers throughout the state of New Jersey are constantly on the lookout for drunk drivers. If you are pulled over and an officer suspects that you are under the influence of alcohol, he or she will try […]

Are You One of the Millions of Americans That Has Received A Traffic Ticket?

April 3rd, 2017

Here’s What to Do… Certain statistics estimate that about 41 million drivers receive speeding tickets on an annual basis in the United States, which is more than 112,000 drivers per day. In addition, many more drivers are cited for traffic violations other than speeding, which can include: Failing to use a turn signal Improper passing […]

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