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DUI checkpoint standards?
I was stopped at a DUI checkpoint. There was no illumination, no signage, etc. that would indicate it was a checkpoint. Naturally, I was charged with DUI. The court has provided me with a letter stating their reasoning for setting up a checkpoint in this area, but nothing in terms of a diagram that outlines where the flares, signage, illumination, etc were. Aren't they supposed to have this on hand prior to setting up the checkpoint and be able to provide it to me?
There is a whole body of law on what is required to set up checkpoints. They don't make it easy to locate. Often it is...
Can the cops still charge me w a DUI or did I luck out? Do you think they're investigating me?
I was in a minor accident and don't remember much of what happened. I hit a pole and I was the only one mildly hurt. I was semi-conscious when the cops got there. They asked my girlfriend if i had been drinking n she said no. I don't think they suspect anything. They called an ambulance and sent me to the hospital. The cops did not request a blood test. The doctor tested my BAC level and it came back .145. The doctor assured my gf she was taking the blood for medical reasons and not for the police. Is this true? Will the police find out about my BAC level? Do you think they suspect anything? My gf told them I was just overtired.
The police do have a right to file charges against you in the future for this accident. They do not feel that they...
DUI in NJ. Failed "balance" test, BAC .07
I was pulled over for not having my lights on after leaving a supermarket. The cop asked if i was drinking and I said yes (2 beers in 2.5 hrs). After taking my paperwork, another cop came to the scene and i was asked to performed the FST. I told the office i have flat feet and a bad knee. I of course failed and was arrested. At the station, i was booked, given three summons and then give the BT and blew a .078. The officer said not to worry, that since I passed the BT, it would be dismissed as long as i plead guilty to no lights and no seat belt. I called again the a few days later to get a copy of the arrest report and was told the same thing by the same officer. I have researched this online and the opinions vary regarding the dismissal. Do I have a cae
You definitely have issues based on your medical problems and the fact that the BAC is under the per se reading of .08....
How long does a typical DWI case take to get to trial in NJ? What are the best ways to get the charges reduced or case dismissed
How long does a typical DWI case take to get to trial in NJ? What are the best ways to get the charges reduced or case dismissed? Who are the best lawyers in North Jersey?
In NJ, the State Supreme Court has directed the municipal courts to dispose of DWI cases within 60 days following the...
Can an experienced "DWI" attorney represent me on short notice TOMORROW for a 3rd offense DWI matter?
It is my third offense, and I am trying to avoid the mandatory penalty of 10 year license suspension & *ESPECIALLY* the mandatory jail time. I do have a drug problem and have been attempting to get checked-in to an inpatient rehabilitation center however it has NOT been that easy to get into one on such short notice. I was in court last Thursday & met with the Public Defender for the first time however he did not offer me any type of deal nor try to help me in any way, therefore I informed the judge that I was not happy with the services given to me by the public defender and I suggested to hire my own attorney (the judge was furious with me but thankfully gave me a 1 week extension to return to court with my own attorney the following week). Court's tomorrow & I don't know what to do...
Use the "find a lawyer" section of this website to find an attorney in your area. Do this immediately since the time is...
Can I go to jail on my second dwi e felony conviction?
I was arrested on September 21st of last year and it's my second dwi case I'm going to courts this Thursday March 19 I have a legal aid lawyer but he's not helping me much And I want to know if should plead guilty or not guilty.
Since you are represented by a lawyer already, it would be improper for another lawyer to give you legal advise 1) we...
DWI almost a year ago, still no court date. Lawyer hasn't even received the discovery. Does this sound right?
I got charged with a DWI last April, & was given a court date. I hired an attorney who postponed the court appearance and requested the discovery. Its almost a year later and still no discovery and still no court date. My lawyer says to stay quiet and we'll see how it goes. Does this sound normal to everyone? This is the 1st time I've ever gone thru with this, but friends of mine have had DWI cases & they went to court within a couple months of their incidents. I'm hoping the delay in my case going to benefit me rather than hurt me. What could be causing the delay in my case?
Something seems very odd. DUI cases in Nj are of the most serious cases In Municipal courts. It's not likely the court...