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New Jersey State Trooper Charged With DWI After On-Duty Crash

Sfc. Michael Roadside, a New Jersey state trooper who has been with the State Police for 28 years, was charged with DWI while on-duty. State police reports confirm that Roadside rear-ended an Audi at the Monmouth Service Area in Wall Township Monday afternoon. Roadside was charged with DWI, careless driving, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and was suspended without pay after the incident. He had been working a construction detail before the incident. State… Read More

Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia In New Jersey

Under New Jersey law, you can be arrested and charged with a drug offense, even if you have no controlled substances in your possession. New Jersey renders it unlawful for you to use, or even possess, certain items, if those items are used to: “plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance, controlled substance analog or toxic… Read More

3 Ways a Police Officer’s Body Camera Could Save You From a DWI Conviction – A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective

“Cameras don’t lie, and they don’t forget.” This poignant quote from Washington Township, NJ assemblyman Paul Moriarty comes on the heels of New Jersey’s new law that requires all police patrol vehicles to be equipped with dashboard cameras.  Moriarty was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 2012, but the charge was later dismissed when evidence from the patrol vehicle camera footage showed that the stop was illegal and that Moriarty was targeted by the officer who arrested him.  That… Read More