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.
Cases that may have a profound effect upon DWI law January 2014 — Various interesting issues are now before the New Jersey Supreme Court. These cases will probably be resolved within the next few months. They may have a profound effect upon the law involving Driving While Intoxicated. The first cases involves the question of […]
The New Jersey State Senate and almost passed the Assembly during the last Session, when issues were raised about how this law would work.
Most New Jersey DWI law comes from Appellate Division decisions, sometimes from our Supreme Court. Rarely do they come from the United States Supreme Court. Missouri v. McNeely, which was recently argued before the United States Supreme Court, is an exception to this generalization. In this case, a blood sample was taken from a defendant […]
Prohibitions and Interlock Devices March 26, 2013 — The State of New Mexico is considering a new way to deal with DWI as well as alcoholism in their state. Their State Legislature is considering legislation which would prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverage to individuals who have been convicted of DWI and required to install […]