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Mind Your Manners in and out of the Courtroom

October 11th, 2017

Courtrooms are no place to go rogue when it comes to minding your manners. Courtrooms, in fact, are bastions of civility, and good courtroom manners are highly valued. Do yourself a favor and mind your p’s and q’s when you’re in a courtroom. For good measure, why not make good manners part of your daily […]

NJ State Police Send a Letter to Those Reported Distracted Driving

July 11th, 2017

After an uptick in traffic fatalities in 2016, New Jersey Police are on an enforcement blitz to stop distracted driving. Their message is frank: If you’re driving, keep your hands off your cell phone. Attorney General Porrino’s statement that a distracted driver is a deadly driver puts an even finer point on the message. Dangerous […]

Most Common Types of Distractions

May 4th, 2017

What Are the Most Common Types of Distractions That Can Lead to a Ticket? We all know that distracted driving is dangerous driving, but most of us associate distracted driving with driving while using our smartphones. There are some very pedestrian ways to distract yourself while driving that you might not even think about; but […]

Comparing the Penalties of DWI and Driving without Insurance

April 3rd, 2017

It’s not as easy as you might think to compare the seriousness of driving violations in New Jersey; it’s more of an apples and oranges kind of thing. While you probably wouldn’t consider getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, driving without insurance – in the eyes of New Jersey law – is no better. If […]

What is Heightened Caution?

March 15th, 2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the state’s heightened caution standards. That standard was set in 1994 in State v. Smith, and it allows officers, in certain traffic stops, to employ greater caution than is routinely called for. Heightened Caution: The Details The standard for heightened caution as it applies to vehicle stops can […]

Don’t Get Caught Passing that School Bus

February 21st, 2017

A bill recently passed the New Jersey State Senate that would allow school districts to mount cameras on the outside of their busses in order to capture pictures of, and thereby cite, those drivers who pass a stopped school bus while children are either getting on or off. If the bill passes, the cameras would […]

New Bill to Allow “Restricted License” Could be Passed in NJ

July 25th, 2016

When you get a certain number of convictions for traffic violations or one particularly serious traffic violation in New Jersey, one of the consequences may be that the state will suspend your driver’s license. Not having a driver’s license can significantly affect your life, especially if you do not live within walking distance to your […]

Proposed Bill to Stop Texting and Walking in Crosswalks

May 18th, 2016

  Every driver should be aware that texting or using a handheld mobile device while driving is strictly prohibited under the law. Texting or even talking on a handset can result in hundreds of dollars in fines, points on your license, and even suspension of your driver’s license. However, a new legislative proposal aims to […]

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Hoverboard and Traffic Violations

May 11th, 2016

This past holiday season, one of the most coveted gifts was the “hoverboard,” a motorized scooter that gives the appearance that the rider is hovering despite the device having two wheels. These devices do not work on grass or other natural terrain, therefore, many hoverboard owners have been riding them in public on the streets […]

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Doubt Over Drug Conviction in NJ

April 26th, 2016

In order to obtain a drug conviction, New Jersey prosecutors are required to prove that the substance in question was, in fact, an unlawful drug, also known as a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Generally, the responsibility of testing the substance and reporting results falls with the State Police laboratory. Lab technicians are required to follow […]

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