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DWI Alert: Ignition Locks instead of Loss of License Bill Advances

Should the penalty for first time DWI-DUI offenders be ignition locks rather than license suspensions?

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COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL DWI CHARGES ARE DISTINCT CHARGES

The State tried to save the case against defendant by moving to amend the general refusal charge levied against defendant to a CDL refusal charge, after the expiration of the 90 day statute of limitations. The APP DIV held…

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Hearing on Alcotest Thermometer

“Three years after New Jersey’s highest court ruled the Alcotest is a reliable gauge of drunkenness at the wheel in State v. Chun, there are still hiccups to its unfettered use. On Tuesday, a state appeals panel held…”

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REFUSAL CONVICTION DOESN'T COUNT AS PRIOR DWI, COURT SAYS

N.J. Law Journal Reports today: In a big win for defense lawyers in drunken driving cases, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a past conviction for refusal to submit to a breath test does not count as a prior offense for DWI sentencing purposes. The ruling, in State v. Ciancaglini, A-92/93-09, means Eileen Ciancaglini […]

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