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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Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C Breath Test Program Discontinued in 2016

The New Jersey Attorney General recently represented to the New Jersey Supreme Court that it would be discontinuing use of the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C breath test program in 2016, less than ten years after the program commenced and after tens of millions of dollars have been spent. The State has represented to the Supreme Court […]

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The Problem with Stealth

Police use of high-tech devices raises profound questions about the ability of individuals in a free society to flourish, no less survive, when under constant observation by the state.

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New Jersey State Bar Association 2015 Convention

NJSBA EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT On May 14, 2015 I am speaking again at the State Bar Convention as part of the Municipal Court Section Bench-Bar presentation. This seminar involves Judges, Prosecutors and Defense attorneys who discuss the most pressing issues facing the Municipal Courts of New Jersey. As might be imagined, a lively discussion arises from […]

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