Can Police Officers Conduct a Search Without a Warrant in New Jersey?

The U.S. Constitution protects people against unreasonable searches and seizures. Police officers generally need to get a warrant from a judge to conduct a search. However, there are some limited exceptions. In this article, our New Jersey criminal defense attorney provides an overview of the key things to know about your search warrants, the legal …

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DWI Checkpoint

As a general rule, a law enforcement officer in New Jersey needs a valid reason to stop a driver. In other words, they need “reasonable suspicion” that the driver has committed a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. However, a DWI checkpoint is an exception. DWI checkpoints have been upheld as constitutional by our nation’s …

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Common Law Enforcement Mistakes When Making a DWI Arrest

DWI charges can be defended on a number of different grounds. In some cases, police officers make serious errors that violate the rights of the accused and/or render the evidence that they collected unreliable or inadmissible during the trial A DWI charge could potentially be dismissed because of law enforcement misconduct. In this article, our …

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New Jersey Recreational Cannabis vs. Medical Marijuana

In 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act into law. The legislation dramatically reformed New Jersey’s marijuana laws creating a system for regulation and legalizing cannabis possession and use for adults 21 years of age and older. This raises an important question: How is …

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