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 […]

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 […]

DWI ruling retroactively applied by N.J. Supreme Court

State v. Adkins blood draw case will impact currently pending cases Our attorney Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. previously told you about the Missouri v. McNeely case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ruled to require police to obtain a search warrant before taking a blood from suspected intoxicated drivers. Here’s a major update: on May 4th, our state’s […]

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 […]

N.J. Supreme Court Resolves Whether Prior DWI Can Enhance Refusal Penalties

JUSTICES: New Jersey Defendant’s prior DWI conviction(s) should be considered for purposes of assigning penalties for subsequent refusal conviction This article was originally published in The Barrister, the official monthly publication of the Camden County Bar Association for which DeMichele & DeMichele attorney GREG DEMICHELE serves as a CCBA Trustee. ________ The New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Roger Paul Frye […]

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 […]

DUI Checkpoint Video Goes Viral

Controversial Videotaped Checkpoint Stop Demonstrates Complexities of DUI/DWI Law One 4th of July weekend DUI/DWI checkpoint in far away Tennessee has made national news over the weekend when a motorist hid a camera in the passenger seat and decided to test the extent of his constitutional rights. The edited video of this encounter now has […]

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