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With Halloween Behind Us, Clowns are Still Terrorizing Some

November 8th, 2016

A recent spate of clown pranks, or perhaps worse, have many throughout the state of New Jersey feeling on-edge. According to media reports, there have been sightings of “creepy clowns” throughout the United States, but very few of these stories have actually been confirmed. According to a report published at NJ.com, the craze began in […]

Distracted Driving Bill

October 19th, 2016

Will New Jersey’s New Law Really Help Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents and Fatalities? It only takes a moment – one unexpected phone call; the giggle of your child in the back seat; an accident on the road ahead – and your life can change forever. Whether unintentional or otherwise, driver distraction affects us all.   […]

Traffic Stops for High Beam Use

October 5th, 2016

…Can Evidence Be Thrown Out? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, traffic stops are the most common reason that people have contact with law enforcement. Many people who are accused of crimes related to the possession of contraband or DWI are initially arrested after they are stopped while driving for a completely unrelated matter […]

What is an “Opportunity Hearing”?

September 27th, 2016

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) in New Jersey has the authority to issue driver’s licenses to qualified drivers. The MVC also has the power to suspend your driver’s license for a variety of reasons. Such reasons can include the following: Accumulating too many points on your driving record Being cited for a traffic violation that […]

Top 3 Myths About DWI

September 21st, 2016

Cases involving driving while intoxicated (DWI) allegations are often misunderstood. There are many misconceptions regarding DWI charges that can harm a defendant and result in a conviction or serious penalties that may have been avoided or reduced if the case had been handled correctly. The following are three of the most common myths about DWI […]

Traffic Stop Uncovers So Much More

September 13th, 2016

Members of the Delaware State Police were met with a surprising find after a routine traffic stop earlier this month that yielded a far different result than they had ever suspected. The department pulled over a bronze Cadillac SUV for speeding on I-95 southbound, outside of New Castle and south of SR-141. The stop occurred […]

Top 3 Myths about Lemon Law in NJ

August 15th, 2016

Nobody wants to drive a lemon—those cars that never seem to work no matter what you try, a vehicle that seems perfect but falls apart when you bring it home. However, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around as to what constitutes as a lemon, and countless Americans are missing out on protections that […]

Did You Know

August 9th, 2016

Penalties are More Severe for DUI with a Minor in the Vehicle Every DUI charge is serious and can carry harsh penalties such as suspension of your license, fines, and some jail time, not to mention the financial cost of a DUI in the form of missed work and higher insurance. However, some DUI charges […]

10 Things to Consider to Avoid Getting Pulled Over

August 3rd, 2016

It is against the law for police officers to pull any driver over anytime they want, as this would constitute an unreasonable seizure prohibited by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Instead, a police officer must have either a warrant for your arrest or reasonable suspicion that you have violated a law. There […]

So You’re on House Arrest…

July 26th, 2016

Imprisonment is expensive for the state, and the criminal justice system is always looking for alternatives to punish criminal offenders or keep track of criminal defendants without holding them behind bars. One alternative that can be used in many cases is called “house arrest.” House arrest can be used while you are waiting for the […]

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