Category: Tips If You Are Pulled Over

12May

What is a DRE and how will it affect my DWI case?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, a person is guilty of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) if they operate a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drugs. It is also a disorderly persons offense to by in public while under the influence of a controlled dangerous
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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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17February

If you drive while suspended for DWI, you will go to jail

As we have previously discussed, drunk driving convictions (whether by plea or trial conviction) are very serious in New Jersey and carry with them several mandatory penalties. The prosecutors take these cases seriously and they will not agree to drop the charges or plead them down to a lesser offense. One of the mandatory penalties
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07November

How to beat/fail a field sobriety test

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. A significant portion of my practice involves defending those accused of driving while intoxicated. As such, I am very familiar with what New Jersey law enforcement typically does when they suspect that a person may be guilty of DUI/DWI. I am not writing this article to encourage people to
  • criminal law, drunk driving, dui, dwi, municipal court
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19August

Is it legal to film the police?

Photo courtesy of Gerry Lauzon Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Related: Criminal Law, Can police detain me if they have a search warrant?, What to do if you are pulled over.   Throughout the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, many people have asked whether it is legal to film the police. Indeed, several people were
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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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08May

Traffic Tickets: Missing court; pleading by mail; expunging traffic tickets

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. Clients who have received traffic tickets often ask me many of the same questions about how the New Jersey court system generally handles tickets. Therefore, I wanted to publish some common questions and general answers to questions about New Jersey traffic tickets. In this first installment, I address three
  • expungement, municipal court, ticket, traffic, warrant
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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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