Drivers and passengers beware. The recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision in State v. Witt dramatically widens the range of situations where a police officer can search a motor vehicle without first getting a search warrant. Prior to this decision, the law in all of New Jersey was, pursuant to State v. Pena-Flores, that a police officer in had to have 1) probable cause to believe that the vehicle contains contraband or evidence of a crime and 2) an emergency… Read More
State Looks to Expand Use of Ignition Interlock Citing multiple studies nationwide, New Jersey legislators have introduced a bill that would expand the use of ignition interlock devices for individuals convicted of drinking and driving. New Jersey already mandates that repeat offenders found guilty of driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 or greater must have such a device installed. The proposed legislation would apply to first-time offenders with a BAC of .08(the legal threshold) to .14, and would… Read More
Our DUI/DWI Defense Practice We work with clients at all stages of a DUI/DWI case, from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) proceeding regarding the status of your driver’s license to the hearing to determine guilt or innocence and establish penalties. Even if you have already been convicted of drinking and driving, we can help you with an application for post-conviction relief.