Monthly Archives: May 2016

Supreme Court denies DWI offender right to a jury trial

State of New Jersey v. James R. Denelsback Supreme Court of New Jersey May 12 2016 In this case the court considered whether a defendant should be entitled to a jury trial if defendant has already committed two previous DWI offenses under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Among other penalties, a third or subsequent offender must be confined […]

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The Penalties For DWI In New Jersey

The penalties for a DWI conviction in New Jersey depend on where the offense took place (school zone v. non-school zone) as well as how many times, if any, you have been convicted of a DWI offense in the past. Driving privileges For a first offense, you can lose your license for three months to […]

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DWI – Justification to stop a driver

State v. El-Ansari Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division May 18, 2016   The police charged Defendant El-Ansari with refusing to provide a breath sample in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2. The court suspended El-Ansari’s driver license for seven months, ordered twelve hours of attendance in an intoxicated drivers resource center, and imposed several […]

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