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 […]

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 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 […]

I’ve been charged with Theft in New Jersey Municipal Court. Now what?

One of the more common – and serious – municipal court penalties is Theft. Most theft and shoplifting charges heard in municipal court are so-called “disorderly persons” offenses which involve the theft of property worth less than $200 in total value. By contrast, the theft of items worth more than $200 is an indictable offense […]

DeMichele reappointed as Lawnside Municipal Prosecutor

DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that veteran municipal practice attorney and firm shareholder Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. was re-appointed as municipal prosecutor for the Borough of Lawnside effective February 2016.  Rick’s service in Lawnside as it’s Municipal Prosecutor extends back to 2009.  Lawnside’s Municipal Court convenes the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. […]

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 reappointed as prosecutor in Mullica Township

DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that veteran municipal practice attorney and firm shareholder Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. has been reappointed as municipal prosecutor for Mullica Township beginning in January 2016. A rural and tight-knit community that’s home to over 6,000 residents, the sprawling township boasts 106.24 miles of roadways including a rural portion of historic U.S. Route 30 (the White Horse […]

An end to driver’s licenses as we know them in New Jersey?

Big changes could be coming for New Jersey drivers in the very near future, or at least pertaining to how we’re licensed. Here are two things to keep your eyes on throughout the new year: (1) New Jersey driver’s licenses might not be good for much – besides driving! – by the end of 2016. […]

DeMichele to serve as prosecutor for Borough of Berlin

DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that firm shareholder attorney and municipal court practitioner Rick DeMichele was appointed as municipal prosecutor for the Borough of Berlin beginning in January 2016. “We’re gratified to have this unique opportunity to serve one of Camden County’s great historic communities,” said DeMichele, who co-founded DeMichele & DeMichele in 1996. “Berlin’s challenges are as unique as its […]

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