Posts Categorized: DUI/DWI

What the New D.W.I. Statute in New Jersey Means for You

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Recently, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Bill S824, significantly overhauling the New Jersey D.W.I. penalties for first-time offenders. The new law will go into effect on December 1, 2019. As an award-winning D.W.I. attorney, I have been studying this bill extensively as it worked its way through the legislature, and I am looking forward… Read more »

Knowing Your Miranda Rights and When They Apply

Knowing Your Miranda Rights and When They Apply By: Devon Jones What are my Miranda Rights? • The Fifth Amendment protects a person against being compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal case. The U.S. Supreme Court relied on this, along with the Sixth Amendment’s right to an attorney, in its landmark Miranda v…. Read more »

Robert F. Black, Jr. Named “10 Best” in New Jersey

Attorney Black Named “10 Best” In New Jersey The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys™ has recognized the exceptional performance of Robert F. Black, Jr. as one of the “10 Best” DWI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Jersey for 2015. Mr. Black proudly accepts this honor as it exemplifies his ongoing commitment to skillfully advocate… Read more »

A Brief Overview of the Revised Expungement Procedures in New Jersey

Quick Tips: New Expungement Changes in New Jersey By: Devon Jones Tip #1. How long is the waiting period for indictable offenses? Prior to the expungement changes in New Jersey, an individual with a prior indictable (i.e. felony) conviction had to wait ten years before becoming qualified for an expungement. Under the new law, the… Read more »

Attorney Black Named “Top 40 Under 40” for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, Robert F. Black, Jr. has been named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40”. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial… Read more »

Quick Tips: Investigated for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana

Post Authored by Devon Jones Quick Tips: Investigated for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Tip #1: What is considered a simple possession of Marijuana? In New Jersey, simple possession of marijuana is defined by the amount of grams. 50 grams or less is considered a disorderly persons offense, which is minor in comparison… Read more »

Investigated for Suspicion of Driving While in Possession of Drugs?

Post Authored by Devon Jones Quick Tips: Investigated for Suspicion of Driving While In Possession of Drugs Tip #1: When is a police officer allowed to search my car? Generally, an officer will only be allowed to conduct a search if a warrant is issued and supported by probable cause. Nevertheless, there are always exceptions…. Read more »

Major New Jersey DWI Law Change Proposal Goes to Governor’s Desk

Major New Jersey DWI Law Change Proposal Goes to Governor’s Desk A proposed change in the New Jersey DWI law that would allow many first time offenders to avoid a lengthy license suspension, provided that the state is unable to convince the judge of aggravating circumstances, has hit Gov. Christie’s desk and is now awaiting… Read more »

A Change In D.W.I. Law In New Jersey?

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 NEW JERSEY DWI LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL As New Jersey citizens prepare to celebrate the Holidays, our state Senators are preparing to vote on a proposed change in our drunk driving laws. Under the legislation — approved this summer in the Assembly by a 46-15 vote — first-time N.J. D.W.I. offenders would be required to install… Read more »

Six Steps to Take After Being Accused of Drug Possession

An old adage “knowledge is power” is especially apt in context of drug arrest. Hence, current defendants and uncharged law-abiding citizens are strongly advised to carefully read and completely heed the list below of six steps to take after being accused of narcotics possession. 1. Minimize case compromise from consensual cooperation Believe it or not,… Read more »