DWI Drug Charges

Here are a couple important cases regarding DWI drug charges in New Jersey: State v. Bealor, 187 N.J. 574 (2006) The NJ Supreme Court held that competent lay observations of the fact of intoxication, coupled with additional independent proofs tending to demonstrate defendant’s consumption of narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drugs as of the time of the defendant’s arrest, constitute Continue Reading...

Multiple DWI Offenses

Here are some important cases governing multiple DWI offenses and categorization of offenders in New Jersey: State v. Burroughs, 349 N.J. Super 225(2002) The court held that the defendant was subject to third offender treatment, although more than ten years elapsed between his first and second drunk driving offenses, where less than ten years elapsed between his second and third drunk driving Continue Reading...

Roadblocks

Here are some important cases regarding roadblocks in DWI cases in New Jersey: State v. Kirk, 202 N.J. Super 28(1985) The court held that temporary road block set up by exercise of absolute, unbridled discretion of officers in field is violative of State Constitutional provision against unreasonable seizure; however, if certain procedures set forth, ensuring supervisory control of checkpoints Continue Reading...

Allowing Underage Gambling: A Criminal Offense in New Jersey

A parent or guardian who allows an underage person to gamble in Atlantic City, New Jersey is guilty of a disorderly persons offense. The statute which governs this charge is N.J.S. 5:12-119(c) which provides: N.J. Stat. § 5:12-119 (2010) Gaming by certain persons prohibited; penalties; defenses c. A person who knowingly allows or permits another person who is under his or her lawful care, Continue Reading...

Possession of a Fake ID: Belmar Municipal Court

My office handled many cases this summer in Jersey Shore towns including Manasquan, Belmar, and Seaside Heights with clients charged with underage possession of alcohol, underage driving while intoxicated (DWI), and possession of a fake ID. One typical example is underage individuals who were charged with possession of a Fake ID in Belmar Municipal Court after attempting to get into a bar or a Continue Reading...