An officer gave me a 39:4-56 ‘delaying traffic’ ticket. What does that mean?

By Matt Rooney _ You may find yourself pulled over alongside one of New Jersey’s many highways or byways and receive a citation from a police officer for 39:4-56, “Delaying traffic.” What does that mean, exactly? Good question. It’s a factually broad offense. According to the statute, “[n]o person shall drive or conduct a vehicle […]

Should I fight my New Jersey cell phone ticket?

One of the most common New Jersey municipal court violations is talking or texting on a hand held device while driving (N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3). Over one million crashes have been blamed on hand-held cell phone usage in New Jersey alone over the last decade, 750,000 of which occurred since 2009. Yet despite those grave statistics, many […]

DeMichele Appointed Alternate/Conflict Public Defender in Stratford

Our firm is pleased to announced that DeMichele & DeMichele attorney Gregory DeMichele has been reappointed as an Alternate/Conflict Public Defender for the Borough of Stratford beginning in January 2015. Gregory DeMichele is a shareholder at DeMichele & DeMichele who has been recognized as a top South Jersey municipal court lawyer for the last four (4) years in a row by South Jersey Magazine:  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. A […]

DeMichele Appointed Alternate/Conflict Public Defender in Cherry Hill

Our firm is pleased to announced that DeMichele & DeMichele attorney Gregory DeMichele has been appointed as an Alternate/Conflict Public Defender in Cherry Hill beginning in January 2015. GREGORY DeMICHELE is a shareholder at DeMichele & DeMichele who has been recognized as a top South Jersey municipal court lawyer for the last four (4) years in a row by South Jersey Magazine: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. A life-long South […]

When Getting Pulled Over During the Holidays is Actually a Jolly Experience…

Innovative Local Michigan Police Department Hands Out Christmas Presents Instead of Traffic Tickets Getting pulled over for a traffic stop is rarely fun. The creative police department in Lowell, Michigan wanted to change that by initiating a holiday experiment. The grand plan: they’d pull motorists over for relatively minor infractions (e.g. an illegally-tinted window), but instead […]

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