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Category Archives: DUI


The Many Penalties for DWI in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you are going to drink and drive, New Jersey is not the place to do it.  Many states have pretrial diversion programs, where first-time DWI defendants can get their charges dropped if they fulfill requirements such as completing an alcohol education program, New Jersey does not offer this option.  None of New Jersey’s… Read More »


New Jersey Appellate Division Ruling Finding That Driver Can Be Charged with DWI Even Though He Was Not Driving Is of Serious Concern for Defense

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division ruling regarding charging a driver with drunk driving if they are parked, asleep, with the engine running, but show no intent of driving away has a number of defense attorneys and advocates concerned, as it changes long-standing precedent and contradicts the prevailing state Supreme Court ruling concerning what… Read More »


Are Police Officers In New York & New Jersey Engaging In Misconduct To Get The Evidence They Want?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Below, we discuss two breaking stories that involve police misconduct and the potential repercussions it has on the innocent here in New York and New Jersey: NYPD & District Attorney’s Office Charges a Suspect in Jogger Murder “On a Hunch” The New York jogger who was murdered in Howard Beach (Queens, New York) two… Read More »


Crackdown On Drugged Driving In New Jersey & Prison Conditions Coming

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A number of important developments concerning criminal defense, justice, and penalties occurred in New Jersey this month (August), as we discuss in detail below: Prison Reform Addressed In New Jersey This Month On August 9, a number of governors and state attorneys met with President Trump in New Jersey to discuss prison reform at… Read More »


New Jersey Could Make It Illegal to Fly Drones While Intoxicated

By Phillip J. Murphy |

We’ve written about police use of drones before, and whether that could affect your privacy rights. Many are also concerned that drones can cause serious damage to both people and property—one person even referred to them as “flying blenders.” As a result, there appears to be some momentum by New Jersey lawmakers to introduce… Read More »


New Jersey Police Crack Down On Underage Drinking

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey police have re-launched the “Cops in the Shops” program, partnering with local alcohol retailers to put undercover officers inside the stores and crack down on underage alcohol sales. The partnership’s goals are to charge adults who buy alcohol for those who are underage and crack down on anyone attempting to use a… Read More »


New Jersey and New York Immigration Courts Have Highest Backlog of Cases in the Nation

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey and New York courts are currently backlogged and overwhelmed with thousands and thousands of pending immigration cases as a direct result of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent enforcement activities, as recently reported by NJ.com. Specifically, just through January, there were more than 540,000 pending cases across the county, with more… Read More »

Bergen County DWI Arrest Results in Minor Traffic Violation

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In an interesting twist of fate, Francisco Almonte, who was arrested in March of 2016 for alleged drunk driving, was ultimately charged in August only with a minor traffic violation consisting of failure to use a turn single. According to the evidence presented at Almonte’s trial, Bergen County Public Safety Director, Ralph Rivera Jr.,… Read More »

DUI Arrests In Bergen County: What You Need To Know

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides that every day, 28 people die in accidents that are related to alcohol-impairment. In its most recent data, the CDC shows that the state of New Jersey saw almost 2,000 alcohol-related automobile deaths between the years of 2003 and 2012. Fortunately, most drinking and driving… Read More »

A Felony for Fun: When Your Fake ID Has Real Consequences

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Fake IDs are something that many teens and underage adults are very familiar with. If a person does not own a fake ID, then they usually know at least one person with a fake ID, or they know how they can go about getting one. For the most part individuals shy away from obtaining… Read More »

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