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No More License Suspensions for Missing Municipal Court

Municipal Courts in NJ Can No Longer Suspend Your Driving Privileges for Missing Your Court Date Article Written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq. For years, defendants in municipal courts who missed court were subject to having their driver’s license suspended.   The Court could issue a Failure to Appear and suspend the person’s driver’s license. If the person was caught driving, they would be issued a ticket for Driving While…

What you need to know about New Jersey’s new DUI law license suspensions and interlock requirements

What you need to know about the new DUI Laws in New Jersey Article Written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq In December, 2019, New Jersey’s DUI laws were amended to limit driver’s license suspension and require mandatory periods of ignition interlock devices. Under New Jersey’s DUI laws, if convicted of a first offense Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) of less than .15%, an individual…

What you need to know about how New Jersey Courts will be prosecuting pending Marijuana Cases

New Jersey’s New Guidelines on Marijuana Prosecution Article Written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for all adults over the age of twenty-one.   However, marijuana is not yet legal in New Jersey.  Although the ballot measure has passed, it will not take effect until January 1, 2021.  Understanding that…

Analysis – Former NY Giants CB DeAndre Baker’s Charges Dismissed

Former NY Giants CB DeAndre Baker’s Charges Dismissed Article Written by Robert M. Perry, Esq In May the New York Giants starting cornerback DeAndre Baker was arrested for Armed Robbery in Florida.  The police alleged that Baker brandished a firearm and robbed several victims of their jewelry and other items after losing a gambling game.  He was also alleged to…

What You Need To Know Right Now About Legal Marijuana in New Jersey

What you need to know right now about Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey  Article Written by Nathan J. Mammarella, Esq New Jersey residents voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey, but that does not mean it is currently legal to possess or use marijuana.    On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for all adults over…

Jury Trials Are Set to Resume, But Questions of Fairness Remain 

Jury Trials Are Set to Resume, But Questions of Fairness Remain Article written by Stephen J. Bodnar, Esq The first criminal trial to utilize a hybrid procedure of virtual jury selection with a socially distanced in person trial is taking place in Bergen County.  A challenge to the virtual selection of the jury panel has been denied by the Appellate Division.        In…

When Will Criminal Jury Trials Start Again? Very Soon

COVID-19 Postponed All Jury Trials in New Jersey:  When will Criminal Jury Trials Start Again?   The New Jersey Supreme Court is starting to slowly try and start in person jury trials.   On September 18, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court released its Eighth Omnibus Order on Court Operations and Legal Proceedings.  These Orders detail significant changes implemented by the New Jersey Judiciary as to the…

Expedited Expungements

In 2019, legislation was passed reforming the expungement process in New Jersey. Learn about the changes to NJ expungement laws, eligibility hearings, the waiting period for those that have gone through disposition programs, and how we can help.

New Jersey Police Can Now Force You To Unlock Your Phone

Learn about the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling in State v. Andrews and the legal precedent that it sets for police officers to obtain your phone passcode to get information for an investigation, if it will go to the supreme court, and what it means for you.

Virtual Grand Juries are a Huge Mistake

Learn about partner Robert M. Perry’s stance on the use of virtual grand juries in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic, including concerns over the use of this practice and how virtual grand juries may impact legal precedings.

CBD in New Jersey

Wondering if CBD is legal in New Jersey? Learn how CBD is treated, who can purchase it, how it compares to marijuana, marijuana laws in NJ, and how consulting an experienced lawyer in an arrest, charge, drug court, or criminal matter can help.