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Category Archives: DWI Articles

What Can I Do if a Friend or Family Member is Arrested?

Being arrested in Union County, Linden, Westfield, Scotch Plains or anywhere can be a scary experience not only for the one being arrested, but for their family as well.  Being arrested can leave the family feeling frightened, confused and wondering what to do next. Given that most of us are not accustomed to dealing with… Continue Reading

Challenging Traffic Stops in New Jersey

Traffic stops are the first step in many Municipal Court legal issues including DWI’s, drug offenses, traffic violations, and more. Unfortunately, many New Jersey citizens do not understand their rights during traffic stops, searches, and seizures. This can lead to scenarios where individuals voluntarily waive their rights or become victims of unlawful traffic stops. Today, our traffic violation attorneys will discuss individual… Continue Reading

Man Arrested has $44k in Unpaid Tolls and Traffic Violations

Last Friday, July 21st, Newark resident Antonio L. Laracuente, 37, was caught passing through an EZPass toll on the George Washington Bridge without paying. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said than an officer spotted him driving though a lower-level toll at 7:45 a.m. in his 2012 Honda Acord when the EZPass signboard read “toll unpaid”.… Continue Reading

New Testimony in Linden Officer’s Fatal DUI Crash Case

On March 20, 2015, former Linden police officer Pedro Abad left a strip club, reportedly drunk, in the early hours of the morning, and proceeded to drive the wrong way down the West Shore Expressway, subsequently crashing into a truck, killing two passengers, and critically injuring a third. The deceased passengers include fellow Linden police… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Man Charged with DWI, Eluding After Roselle Park Police Chase

An Elizabeth man has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), eluding police, driving without a license, and other traffic violations, after allegedly driving while intoxicated and crashing into another vehicle while leading Roselle Park police on a car chase. According to Roselle Park Police Detective Sergeant Dominick Frino, 25-year-old Elizabeth resident Danilo Rodriguez-Benitez was driving a black four-door… Continue Reading

Penalties for DWI and DUI in New Jersey

In the last article of our series regarding DWI law in New Jersey, we will examine the distinct and highly variable penalties associated with different driving under the influence offenses, as well as the underlying factors that drive these determinations. These potential consequences, ranging from periods of license suspension to prison terms, are contingent upon several significant factors,… Continue Reading

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