New Jersey municipal courts

Momentum Grows for New DWI Offense…

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 […]

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Breath test... I would prefer not to

New Breath Test Device For NJ

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 […]

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Candid camera, police style

Candid Camera, Police Style

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.

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do the right thing

Do The Right Thing

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 […]

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