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.
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 […]
The article “I Witnessed an Execution” is an argument for diversionary programs for some DWI offenders.
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.
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 […]
Updates on Interlock Devices April 2015 – The possibility of significant revision to the New Jersey statute involving Driving While Intoxicated, took an abrupt turn at the last moment, when Governor Christie conditionally vetoed amendments to the DWI law which had been adopted by the Assembly and Senate. The legislation provided for continued driving privileges […]
Sausage and Statutes is a critique of a proposed New Jersey law centering on expanded use of BAIIDs or “breath alcohol interlock ignition devices.”
Published in the New Jersey Law Journal, Peter Lederman wrote “Gravity” as an analogy to discuss why a unified court system is necessary.
In the article Whither Municipal Courts, Peter Lederman discusses why we should consider incorporating them into a unified system in New Jersey.
During the recently ended Legislative Session, a proposed law allowing for driving privileges after DWI conviction with the installation of an Interlock device was nearly adopted.