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Breathalyzer or Not? What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Breath Test?
201802.12
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Breathalyzer or Not? What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Breath Test?
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What does NJ law say? New Jersey takes DWI/DUI very seriously. The state also maintains an implied consent law, which means that by holding a NJ driver’s license, you automatically give consent to a chemical test or breathalyzer if suspected of driving under the influence. Implied consent New Jersey’s implied consent law specifically states that…

Most Common Cases that Appear in New Jersey’s Municipal Courts
201802.05
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Most Common Cases that Appear in New Jersey’s Municipal Courts
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Over six million cases are filed in New Jersey’s 539 municipal courts each year. Often, these cases are resolved out of court by paying a fine; but paying a fine is an admission of guilt. No one likes to find him or herself in municipal court, but sometimes it’s inevitable. More serious offenses–those known as…

New Jersey’s Most Common Traffic Violations and Tickets
201801.30
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New Jersey’s Most Common Traffic Violations and Tickets
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There’s nothing like the flash of blue and red lights and a sudden wailing siren to start your pulse racing and send an unwelcome jolt of adrenaline coursing through your body.  According to a study conducted by the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends over an hour driving each day. Who hasn’t sped up a…

What Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Defense Attorney
201712.21
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What Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Defense Attorney
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Chances are if you need a defense attorney, you don’t have a lot of time to find one that’s a good fit. It’s important, however, to conduct due diligence so that you partner with someone who will look out for your best interests and has the experience to ensure as positive an outcome as possible….

The New Jersey Heroin Epidemic: Addiction, Treatment, and the Law
201712.11
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The New Jersey Heroin Epidemic: Addiction, Treatment, and the Law
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The rate of heroin overdose in New Jersey is over 3 times the national average.  In New Jersey heroin is also the leading cause of accidental death, according to NJTVonline.org. Opioid prescriptions have nearly tripled between 1991 and 2011.  Although you can trace the crisis’ roots to the 1980s, when pharmaceutical firms creating oxycodone, hydrocodone,…

What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
201711.28
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What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
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Unlike most other states, New Jersey refers to a misdemeanor as a “disorderly person” crime and felonies as “indictable offenses.” The state also classifies felonies by degrees, of which there are four. Felony Laws and Crimes First-degree crimes include murder, manslaughter, and rape; these crimes include imprisonment of 10 years to life in prison and…

Top Three Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
201711.15
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Top Three Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
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You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, Now What Whether you or a loved one experienced an injury through negligence, safety issues, or bad luck, leaving the settlement up to the insurance company may not always be to your advantage. A personal injury lawyer has goals similar to yours—they want to maximize compensation you receive because…