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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DeMichele Reappointed as a Public Defender in 2 South Jersey Towns

Our firm is pleased to announced that DeMichele & DeMichele attorney Gregory DeMichele has been reappointed as Public Defender for Waterford Township and also Alternate/Conflict Public Defender in Cherry Hill Township, both effective January 2017. GREGORY DeMICHELE is a shareholder at DeMichele & DeMichele who has been recognized as a top South Jersey municipal court lawyer for the last seven (7) consecutive years in […]

DeMichele Reappointed as Prosecutor in 4 South Jersey Towns

DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that veteran municipal practice attorney and firm shareholder Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. was recently reappointed as municipal prosecutor for the following South Jersey communities beginning in January 2017: Haddon Heights (Camden County) Berlin Borough (Camden County) Pine Valley (Camden County) Mullica Township (Atlantic County) Mr. DeMichele, a seasoned litigator, who devotes a […]

Help! I’ve been pulled over in New Jersey on suspicion of DWI

You’ve been pulled over on one of New Jersey’s many highways, byways or local roads. Then you hear the dreaded words: “Can you please step out of the car, Sir/Mam?” You may be under suspicion for driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you were pulled over, the officer believes he or she had probable cause to […]

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 […]

FYI: DWI Checkpoints Scheduled Across New Jersey Through Labor Day

Are you driving in New Jersey between August 19th and September 5th? According to the New Brunswick Patch, over 180 New Jersey jurisdictions are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Labor Day Weekend. Here is the Patch’s list: Aberdeen Absecon Allentown Andover Barnegat Barrington Bay Head […]

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