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  • EVALUATING DRUG RECOGNITION EVALUATIONS

    EVALUATING DRUG RECOGNITION EVALUATIONS

    Many of my clients think that DWIs only involve alcohol intoxication.

  • THE CONFUSION CORNER

    THE CONFUSION CORNER

    Anyone fortunate enough to have visited downtown Stewart, Florida probably had the misfortune of passing through what is known as the “Confusion Corner” in the center of town.

  • MJ+DWI

    MJ+DWI

    With the recent legislative enactments legalizing the use, possession, and sale of marijuana, many of our clients have asked how these laws will impact DWI defense in New Jersey.

  • Post-Conviction Relief in Municipal Courts

    Post-Conviction Relief in Municipal Courts

    On March 24, 2022 I moderated a seminar for the Middlesex County Bar Association, speaking along with Judge Paul Endler and Prosecutor Mark Cintron. The topic was obtaining Post-Conviction Relief in the Municipal Courts.

  • Slip Slidin’ Away

    Slip Slidin’ Away

    By Peter H. Lederman   Paul Simon wrote a catchy, yet profound song back in the 70s about how we sometimes get so far, but then somehow, well, never make it to the end. “Slip slidin’ away, slip slidin’ away … you know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip slidin’ away.” I suppose…

  • Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With the Lord … Redux

    Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With the Lord … Redux

    I was seated in a small, crowded, Somerset County municipal courtroom, located above the town’s police headquarters, surrounded by attorneys and the band of unfortunates summoned to appear that night. Having just waited in a narrow hallway to speak with the prosecutor, who sat at a conference room table surrounded by this town’s “finest,” I…

  • Up in a Puff…

    Up in a Puff…

    Seemingly, in a puff, the New Jersey Municipal Court system came crashing down as a result of a confluence of events. Taken by themselves, these events had little to do with the ministrations of the Courts.

  • Covid-19 Update

    Covid-19 Update

    As the Coronavirus pandemic seemingly winds down, New Jersey Municipal courts are starting to ramp up activity if only on a limited basis.

  • PROJECT SAVE

    PROJECT SAVE

    December 1, 2019 marked the date that sentencing provisions for most DWI offenses changed. These changes eliminated the penalty of drivers’ license suspension in favor of Interlock installation for most first and second DWI offenses.

  • TIGER RISING

    TIGER RISING

    Who among us have not failed. Every one of my clients have. Friends and family members, lawyers with whom I have practiced, people I know and people I don’t, have. I look at myself each morning and see someone who has failed many times. The most fortunate of us however, learn from our mistakes and…