What are the chances of getting a DUI dismissed in NJ?

January 13, 2020

Driving under the Influence (DUI) Attorneys fighting for clients in Woodland Park, Wayne, Paterson, and across Passaic County NJ Driving under the influence is a serious charge in New Jersey. It can have long-standing effects on your record and your ability to move about freely, even resulting in jail time in some cases. However, being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol doesn’t necessarily mean that your attorney won’t be able to win the DUI case, freeing […]

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Am I a Candidate for Conditional Discharge in Passaic County NJ

January 7, 2020

Serving Clients Facing Felony and Misdemeanor Charges in Little Falls, Woodland Park, Wayne, Paterson, and across Union County and Northern NJ Our founding partner, Michael J. Montanari, Esq., with experience in Criminal Law, DWI and Municipal Law, Civil Litigation among other Practice Areas explains the definition of the Conditional Discharge Program and the advantages to be accepted on it. First-time Offender Options For many people that are arrested for the first time, they do not understand the law, or they […]

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Underage Alcohol Possession and DUI Lawyers Passaic County NJ

July 22, 2019

Criminal Law Attorneys Fight For the Rights of Clients in Woodland Park, Wayne, Clifton and across Passaic County New Jersey State Law (§ 2C:33-15) makes it illegal for a person under the age of 21 to purchase, consume or possess any alcoholic beverage in a school, place of public assembly, public place, public conveyance or motor vehicle. If caught in possession of alcohol in any of the aforementioned locations, the individual may be charged with a misdemeanor disorderly person’s offense.  […]

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NJ Supreme Court finds lack of territorial jurisdiction to prosecute defendants in a New York drug-induced death

June 10, 2019

In a unique criminal case, the NJ Supreme Court ruled that Anthony Potts, Shameik Byrd, and Noel Ferguson, should not have been charged in 2016 under New Jersey Statutes 2C:35-9, the state´s “strict liability” law that holds sellers accountable for drug-induced deaths, because the victim, Kean Cabral, died at his home in New York. Strict-liability convictions can hold a sentence of up to 20 years. Similar laws which have been on the books in other states, empower authorities to charge […]

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Are DWI/DUI Blood Tests Considered Valid in Passaic County Courts?

January 15, 2019

If you or someone you know is charged with  “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI) or  “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI), here are some facts.  First, in New Jersey, there is no difference between a DWI and DUI. Second, whether your charge is based on drug or alcohol consumption, the prosecution and sentencing are the same.  And third, a DWI or DUI conviction has not only immediate consequences (detainment, surcharges, license suspension, fees and program requirements), but also life-long consequences that can […]

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