Momentum is growing for the creation of a new DWI offense that will make third and subsequent DWI offenses, fourth degree crimes. by Peter Lederman, Esq. Historically, all DWI offenses have been considered motor vehicle violations rather than criminal violations. Obviously, motor vehicle violations are much less serious than what are considered criminal offenses. The […]
NJ Supreme Court directs NJ Attorney General to address Alcotest issues. State claims they will replace the Alcotest with another device by the end of 2016.
Successful DWI legal representation needs more than basic legal representation knowledge and persuasive trial & pretrial hearings – you need the 3 P’s…
Wondering what it would be like if one of our gubernatorial candidates took the Donald Trump approach and told us they wanted to “make New Jersey great again.”
Since 2008, breath testing in New Jersey for evidential purposes in DWI cases has been conducted with the Drager Alcotest 7110 MK III-C. Recently, the New Jersey Attorney General conceded that the State could not comply with requirements set by the New Jersey Supreme Court to ensure reliable breath testing in DWI cases. Accordingly, the […]
As an attorney defending drivers in DWI cases, I look to the video, whether mobile, body cam, in-station or from a pole outside a 7-Eleven store, to find out what really happened.
Should a warrant be required to collect a breath sample when a person is arrested for DWI?
A proposed senate bill would create a diversionary program for certain defendants charged with DWI; is adopting it the right thing to do? By Peter Lederman, Esq. Published in the New Jersey Law Journal Do the right thing! That’s what is expected of us. It’s not always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes it’s the […]
One individual who found a way to dispense justice with mercy and humility for years, in Monmouth County Municipal Courts, is retired Judge Mark Apostolou.
Municipal court hearings in New Jersey sometimes become endurance events of their own when attorneys are thrust into hearings late at night at the direction of the court.