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 […]

FYI: Your N.J. License Plate Holder Could Fetch a Significant Fine

As a prosecutor and defense attorney in New Jersey municipal courts, I rarely get through a court session without at least one defendant expressing surprise over being ticketed for his or her license plate holder. We’ve all seen them (click here for an example), most commonly after we’ve bought or leased a vehicle from 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 […]

In New Jersey, Violating Probationary License Restrictions Can Cost You

Driving on New Jersey’s many roads, highways and byways in 2016 is much more complicated for young motorists than it was “back in the day.” Today, for 17-year-olds who want to get on the road, the MVC enforces a a three-phase or step process towards obtaining a “basic” or regular auto license: Examination permit Probationary […]

Impact of an Out-of-State DUI on my New Jersey record

Out-of-State DUI Convictions can come back to haunt New Jersey drivers up to a decade down the road It’s one of the more common questions we get here at the office from DUI clients: what effect, if any, does an out-of-state DUI conviction have on my current DUI charge? Again, it happens more than you […]

Deciding Whether to Take an Unsafe Driving Downgrade Instead of the Points

Consumers-turned-Municipal Court Defendants need to carefully consider their choices One of the most common municipal court-related questions we get around our office: “Should I take the points? Or the unsafe downgrade?“ Our clients are referring to a popular alternative to pleading guilty to a moving points (e.g. speeding, illegal turns) violations in New Jersey; it’s called “unsafe […]

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 […]

Traffic Stop Humor

The lighter side of a traffic stop. I would like to think that our blog is a a great legal resource for those people who are serious about learning about family law, criminal law, and personal injury law in New Jersey.  Every once in a while we will take a look at the lighter side of the […]

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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