Category: Tips If You Are Pulled Over

22July

What to do if you are pulled over?

Updated July 22, 2018 Related: DUI/DWI, Traffic Tickets, Points for New Jersey Traffic Tickets.   As attorneys who represent drivers accused of traffic violations in New Jersey, we are often asked, “what do I say to the cop after he pulls me over?” Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you get
  • criminal law, traffic
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26June

Points for New Jersey Traffic Violations

Updated June 26, 2018 As a New Jersey traffic lawyer, I am often asked by clients how many points they will received from traffic tickets. Before you plead guilty to a traffic violation (either by paying the fine or going to court and formally pleading guilty), you should know how many points you stand to
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26April

Do I have to answer a police officer’s questions?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq.  (UPDATED April 26, 2018) On a pretty regular basis, clients come into my office for a criminal matter and I find out later that they likely would never have been criminally charged if they simply declined to talk to the police. And it happens more often than one would
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 26 Apr  0 Comments
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08July

What is the most important question to ask police if they approach you?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. As I write this post, it is impossible to turn on the TV or browse social media and ignore the severe tension between police and members of the public. This article is not about the recent incidents with police shooting suspects or the tragic events in Dallas. Rather, it
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 08 Jul  0 Comments
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01July

How do I get a copy of police dashcam video?

In many criminal cases, the police and the defendant have very different versions of the events that led up to an arrest. Routinely, a client comes into our office and explains what happened and then some time later – maybe months later – police reports are authored and the police describe something very different. Also,
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 01 Jul  0 Comments
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12October

Police no longer need a warrant to search a car in New Jersey

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Very recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court drastically changed the rules regarding police searches of vehicles. The bottom line is that police in New Jersey now do not need a warrant to search a car when police have probable cause to believe that it contains contraband or evidence of
  • drug crimes, police, warrant
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06August

New Law Eases Penalties for Driving Without Insurance

Driving without insurance in New Jersey is a very serious matter, and for many years the New Jersey courts and politicians have taken steps to combat the rising problem of uninsured drivers. As the cost of insurance rose in New Jersey during the 80’s and 90’s, more and more people were driving without insurance. And
  • insurance, municipal court, ticket, traffic
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20August

Can police force you to take a breath, urine, or blood test?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. In New Jersey, if a driver is pulled over and suspected of drunk driving or driving while intoxicated/under the influence (“DUI”), the officer may ask the driver to submit to a breath, urine, or blood test. Clients have asked us whether they must take the test or if they
  • criminal law, drug crimes, drunk driving, dui, dwi, municipal court, police, reckless driving, ticket, traffic, warrant
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05July

Plea bargaining DUI cases in New Jersey – will they drop the charges?

Drunk drivers may face serious penalties for DUI/DWI and related tickets, or even criminal charges in Superior Court. Often, clients ask us whether we can “get the charges dropped” or whether the prosecutor will plea bargain a DUI ticket in New Jersey. Below we discuss some general answers to those questions. Related: Drunk driving car
  • drunk driving, dui, dwi, ticket
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28December

Driving While Suspended for Prior DWI Considered Felony

Related: DUI/DWI, Traffic Tickets.   As attorneys who represent drivers accused of drunk driving in New Jersey, we are often asked what will happen if caught driving while suspended for DWI. The consequences are severe, and include a host of penalties that include additional suspension, heavy fines, and possible jail time. Effective August 1, 2012,
  • criminal law, dui, dwi, traffic
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