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03Jun 2020

If I Am Intoxicated, Can My Kid With A Learner's Permit Drive Me Home?

Let's say you've just taken the family out to dinner and were in a really good mood because your kid just got his learner's permit. You feel like you and your wife now have a designated driver and you both do what you haven't done at family restaurant nights in well over decade. You both get drunk during dinner! You feel it is no big deal as you can just...

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03Jun 2020

New Jersey Recently Reviewed Probable Cause

A recent case in New Jersey went to high courts on the appeal of a DUI conviction. The facts of the case center on an individual who made an illegal left turn into a parking lot one night. An officer witnessed the individual making the illegal left turn and stopped the individual. After speaking with the driver, the officer suspected the individual was intoxicated and administered HGN (follow the eye)...

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03Jun 2020

What Does Double Jeopardy Mean?

Everyone knows the term Double Jeopardy. Interestingly, people know this term much more from movies and television than from actual day to day law practice. That is because it is very specific, is well understood by the legal community and rarely comes up as a point of contention. The concept of Double Jeopardy comes into play after a court has made a DECISION about a certain charge or charges against...

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03Jun 2020

What Is Cyberbullying?

Many of us have kids in high school and those of us that do are too old to have experienced a phenomenon known as cyberbullying ourselves in high school. So, what exactly is cyberbullying? I suppose the good news is that it normally does not involve physical threats, so if your children are victims of cyberbullying there is little danger of them actually being physically harmed. However, the emotional toll...

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13May 2020

What About Your Rights To A Speedy Trial?

Recently, in New Jersey, a county Superior Court took on a case about a defendant whose trial was continually delayed. In fact, he was charged with a DUI in 2016 and had his trial continually delayed by the legal process for about two years. It reached a point where he entered a conditional guilty plea to resolve his case, as it was financially draining to continue through the delays.Once the...

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