A proposed bill in the New Jersey legislature would increase the penalties for domestic violence. It would amend state laws to make domestic violence third-degree crimes, and increase the chances of someone convicted of domestic violence going to prison. If a child under 16 is present during the alleged abuse, that would be an aggravating factor.
During the holidays, many people drink more than they normally do. At holiday gatherings, alcohol is often free and free-flowing. Police in New Jersey and across the country know that and often step up DWI enforcement around the holidays.
Being arrested for DWI can be a frightening experience. Whether a police officer determined based on his or her observation that you were driving while impaired, or testing showed that you had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit (.08) or drugs in your system, you can be taken into custody.
Getting a driver's license is a coming-of-age accomplishment for many teenagers. However, that license can quickly be taken away, especially if the teen decides to drink and drive. In New Jersey, there are significant penalties for those who are charged with underage DUI.
If there is a way out of your drunk driving charge, wouldn't you want to find it? With the help of a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, you may be able to do just that. An experienced attorney may be able to identify flaws in the drunk driving case against you, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome in your criminal defense proceeding.
The tri-state area has its share of crime. Having a tainted record can haunt a person for the rest of his life. One area it affects is the ability to find work. New Jersey has become the latest in a series of states who have voted to "ban the box" on employment applications.
Police checkpoints for drunk driving frequently take place after local shows in areas when various venues empty their seats. This has been precipitated by a mad rush after the end of a concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Jersey state troopers have been arranging for the checkpoints primarily for vehicles leaving the events at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
As the country looks to celebrate the birth of our nation, some Americans may be inclined to celebrate a little too much. Summer holidays in New Jersey are occasions marked with fun, family, food and festivals. While people gather to barbeque, play games, and enjoy the sun and sand, consuming too much alcohol and then getting behind the wheel can be a deadly risk.
A Bergen county police officer was listed in critical condition after his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver on Route 46. The collision caused more than a six-hour delay on the busy public highway.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that has significant penalties. According to one group of people who oppose a new bill regarding DWI penalties, the biggest deterrence for people not to drive drunk is losing their license - and quite possibly, their job. However, a new bill being considered in the New Jersey legislature could actually eliminate that penalty.