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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rick DeMichele to Continue as Lawnside Municipal Prosecutor

Lawnside Selects Rick DeMichele to Continue as Municipal Prosecutor DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that on February 5, 2014  Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. was reappointed as municipal prosecutor for the Borough of Lawnside.  His term as Municipal Prosecutor has now been extended through December 31, 2014. Mr. DeMichele has served as Lawnside’s Municipal Prosecutor since 2009. […]

New Bill Could Dramatically Affect New Jersey Traffic Court

Garden State Drivers Could Face Fines, Points and Driver’s License Suspension for Ordinary Acts Behind the Wheel A new piece of legislation working its way through New Jersey’s state legislature could have a dramatic impact on motorists using New Jersey many highway and byways. Right before Thanksgiving, the New Jersey State Assembly’s Transportation Committee unanimously approved A4461. Here […]

New Tougher Fines, Penalties for Texting While Driving

Governor Christie Signs Legislation Increasing Fines and Raising Specter of License Suspension for Texting While Driving in New Jersey Texting while driving in New Jersey just got more expensive. Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz who represents portions of Union, Morris and Somerset counties. Before this […]

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