N.J. may soon allow “hardship licenses.” Here’s what that means. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney __ When you lose your license to a suspension in New Jersey? It’s lost, at least until your license suspension period is up and, critically, you take the necessary steps to restore your license. Driving while suspended, even for a reason that may feel harmless or like “no big deal” to you […]

DeMichele Named “Top DWI Attorney” By SJ Magazine

The entire team at DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. would like to congratulate our attorney and colleague Gregory DeMichele for being recognized as a 2018 “Top DWI Attorney” by SJ Magazine. ___ Gregory DeMichele has now been recognized as a top South Jersey attorney for nine (9) years in a row by SJ Magazine going back to 2010. A life-long South Jersey resident […]

State bans DWI offenders from operating NJ Transit trains

One of the most serious consequences for DWI convicted drivers in New Jersey is the potential for loss of employment. Some employers might fire employees outright because the ability to drive is essential for the job. Transportation could become an issue regardless of the actual position’s job description. A brand new state law serves as a […]

Is relief in sight for New Jersey’s suspended drivers?

Proponents of new legislation — passed by the New Jersey State Senate earlier in August — would permit many of New Jersey’s suspended drivers to drive to work.  If the bill clears the Assembly and is signed into law by the governor, suspended drivers would be able to drive to-and-from work (only) after successful completion […]

Do you have the right to remain silent when N.J. police pull you over?

It’s such a controversial and poorly understood issue that there is currently a bill before the New Jersey legislature, sponsored by a Cape May County-based State Senator, designed to improve driver education pertaining to traffic stops. Can you remain silent when a police officer pulls your over? Or more to the point, ‘how silent’ can […]

Common Downgrades and Defenses for Driving While Suspended

Driving While Suspended (N.J.S.A. 39:3-40) is among the most serious traffic offenses in New Jersey municipal court. A conviction of Driving While Suspended can result in substantial fines, a longer suspension of your driving privilege and even jail time. The statute, NJSA 39:3-40, is legally complex and can be difficult to understand. Here’s a basic overview […]

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