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Do You Get A Separate Charge For Each Injured Person After A New Jersey DWI?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

You may have heard that New Jersey is one of the few states with no criminal laws against driving while intoxicated (DWI). Although it’s true that the Garden State has decriminalized drunk driving, this is only the case if you committed an offense with no aggravating factors. If you injure someone while driving drunk,… Read More »


Which Drugs Are “Invisible” To DWI Tests In Bergen County?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

While drug and alcohol testing is quite advanced, some drugs are virtually undetectable to numerous tests – including tests used by police officers during impaired driving traffic stops in New Jersey. The Drug Enforcement Agency and numerous other groups recognize the limitations of their own tests, but there is not much they can do… Read More »


Falsely Accused Of DUI Causing Injury In Bergen County

By Phillip J. Murphy |

If you were falsely accused of DUI causing injury in New Jersey, it is in your best interests to get started with an effective defense strategy at your earliest convenience. This occurs more often than many people realize, and police may not realize that you had nothing to do with the accident. Another potential… Read More »


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 »

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