Providing Alcohol to Minors: N.J.S. 2C:33-17

Providing alcohol to minors is a criminal offense in New Jersey under N.J.S. 2C:33-17. This is known as a disorderly persons offense which includes up to six (6) months in the county jail, up to a $1,000.00 fine, and a permanent criminal charge on your record if convicted. This conviction can be expunged off your record after five (5) years in certain circumstances depending on any other criminal Continue Reading...

Elizabeth NJ Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge dismissed

Our law firm recently represented a client who was charged with his third driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. A third drunk driving conviction in New Jersey results in a ten (10) year license suspension and six (6) months in the county jail (ninety (90) days of which can be Continue Reading...

Clark NJ Municipal Court Information: Driving with a Suspended License

The criminal defense attorneys at my firm frequently appear in Clark Municipal Court in Clark, New Jersey. With offices conveniently located in Cranford and Morristown, our firm represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Union County and Morris County. The Clark Municipal Court is located at 315 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066-1797. The main telephone number for the court is Continue Reading...

Proof of Intoxication

Here is some important precedent regarding proof of intoxication for DWI cases in New Jersey: State v. Johnson, 42 N.J. 146 (1964) The court held that proof of intoxication may be established either through breath test or other toxicology tests, or by other evidence such as the driver’s own admissions or his performance of psycho-physical tests. Romano v. Kimmelman, 96 N.J. 66 (1984) The NJ Continue Reading...

Proper DWI Stops

Here are some important cases regarding proper DWI stops in New Jersey: State v. Carpentieri, 82 N.J. 546 (1980) The police must have an articulable and reasonable suspicion that a violation of the traffic laws has occurred in order to effectuate a stop for DWI. Basically, the New Jersey Supreme Court in this case applied the United States Supreme Court decision holding random traffic stops Continue Reading...