20,000 DWI Convictions May Be Appealed in New Jersey

20,000 DWI Convictions May Be Appealed in New Jersey

October 27, 2017

A New Jersey State Police sergeant has been accused of falsifying records. The sergeant oversaw breath-testing devices used by the law enforcement agency. More than 20,000 DWI convictions may be up for appeals. Read more here: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/10/20k_dwi_cases_could_be_tossed_amid_state_police_pr.html

New Jersey Supreme Court: Right to a Jury Trial

May 13, 2016

The Supreme Court of New Jersey in the case of State v. Denelsbeck, found that an individual charged with a third or subsequent DWI offense, in violation of NJSA 39:4-50, is not entitled to a jury trial, and defendant’s conviction via a bench trial did not violate his Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial.

New Jersey Supreme Court rendered an opinion – regarding blood alcohol content and blood extraction.

September 16, 2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court has recently rendered an opinion on May 4, 2015, in the case of State v. Adkins.  The New Jersey Supreme Court decided the application of the United States Supreme Court case ofMissouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552, 185 L.Ed 2d 696 (2013),  to a case involving the extraction of blood for purposes of determining the …

NJ Supreme Court Rules PTI Not an Option After Trial

May 14, 2014

As reported by the the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey’s pretrial intervention (commonly known as PTI), designed to divert less serious criminal cases from prosecution, is not available after charges have been tried and guilty verdicts are returned, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. PTI is not now and never has been a sentencing …

NJ Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Contraband – Not Enough Evidence to Support Detaining Vehicle or K-9 Search

April 1, 2014

As reported by NJ.com, a New Jersey state appeals court has ruled that heroin found after a motor vehicle stop in June 2011 cannot be used as evidence against a North Plainfield man because police improperly detained the vehicle and used a drug-sniffing dog. Appellate judges upheld a lower court’s ruling that there was an …

Appellate Court Tosses Evidence in DUI Arrest of Princeton University Student

December 19, 2013

As reported by Christopher Baxter for NJ.Com, on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, a three-Judge panel of the state’s Appellate Division suppressed evidence of an October 2010 arrest of a Princeton University Student charged with driving under the influence. The opining Appellate Judge held that the actions taken by police officers at the scene do not …

Know Your Options in a New Jersey DUI

July 16, 2013

A DUI is a serious charge, but not an incontestable one. If you are charged with a DUI in New Jersey, you should not try to handle the case yourself. Criminal defense attorneys can help challenge the process of your arrest and the testing of your blood alcohol level. Irregularities in these procedures could mean …

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