Alternative Penalties Now Available for Suspended Drivers or Those Subject to Arrest for Failure to Pay Municipal Court Penalties
If your driver’s license has been suspended or a warrant has been issued for your arrest for failure to pay traffic or municipal court penalties (fines, assessments, surcharges), there may be good news for you!
First Time NJ DUI Offenders Who Blow .15% BAC and Over – Be Prepared to Blow to Drive
Although repeat drunk driving offenders are required to install an ignition alcohol interlock device on their vehicles to prevent operation when certain BAC levels are detected, requiring installation of these devices on those convicted for DUI for the first time had been discretionary with the judge, and rarely ordered.
New Controversy Over DWI Alcotest (Alcohol Breath Machine) is Brewing
When arrested in New Jersey for drunk driving (DWI/DUI) you will be required to give breath samples to determine your blood-alcohol content on a machine called the Alcotest. The Alcotest machine was deemed scientifically reliable and authorized for statewide use by the New Jersey Supreme Court in a 2008 ruling…
No SLAP, Only Jail, for Driving While Suspended for DWI
In a newly published decision, State v. White, a Municipal Court Judge from Byram Township in Sussex County, New Jersey ruled that the Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) is not available to those convicted of driving while suspended/revoked under a DWI conviction, and only a jail term is allowed to…
Injured Drunken Drivers May Now Sue Their Tavern Servers
In a New Jersey Appellate Division decision, Voss v. Tranquilino, a court ruled that drunken drivers may now sue liquor establishments for economic and non-economic (painand suffering) damages for injuries they suffered after being served alcoholic beverages. Until this decision, liquor licensees were considered immune from suit from a drunken…
March 27, 2014