Other Drug and Alcohol Offenses

Boating While Under the Influence

1. What is constitutes boating while under the influence (BWI)? As the population grows in New Jersey more and more citizens use the rivers, bays and oceans each weekend for recreational boating activities. The huge number of sailboats, powered vessels, personal watercraft, and part fishing boats that can be seen at the seashore and on […]

Contesting the Alcotest Readings

In New Jersey you can be found not guilty of DWI if the Alcotest breath test machine: 1. Was not working properly; 2.  The breath test operator was not properly certified; 3.  The breath test machine was not properly calibrated; 4. The breath tests were not administered properly; and 5. The breath tests were not […]

Other Alcohol or Drug-Related Offenses

1. DWI With Minors in a Vehicle: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15 A person who is charged with a DWI is often charged without a disorderly persons offense as well. A DWI defendant who operates a vehicle while under the influence can also commit a disorderly persons offense if he has a minor in the vehicle the time of […]

An Info Guide to Your Municipal Court

WAYS TO HELP YOURSELF IN COURT Be on time Bring court documents Be respect respectful to court employees Be neat and clean Be honest Speak clearly Be brief and to the point Be relaxed and patient Be careful of your attitude and don’t lose your temper Bring someone who can interpret if possible When in […]

DWI While Suspended

If the driver operates his or her motor vehicle while on the revoked list for a drunk  driving conviction, then he or she will face enhanced punishment under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. For a first offender, the driver will lose his or her ability to register motor vehicles in New Jersey. Such a driver will also be […]

Driving While Suspended

1. OVERVIEW OF THE LAW This charge is codified under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. DWI and driving while revoked go together like New Jersey and traffic tickets. In many cases, the DWI driver will also be suspended as a result of a prior conviction for a DWI. More often the DWI driver will be on the revoked […]

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)

New Jersey’s vast shoreline makes it a haven for boating enthusiasts and recreational boaters alike.  What many people don’t realize is that just like when driving a car, boating while intoxicated is against the law.  The way boating while intoxicated (BWI) laws are written, the penalties are just as severe as DWI. New Jersey Boating […]