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A Philadelphia nun was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) by a New Jersey judge in April. The Washington Township Municipal Court Judge convicted the nun of a drunk driving DUI after her early morning arrest in Turnersville in early November.In... Read More

In a word, yes. For your first reckless driving conviction, it is possible to have to spend up to sixty days in county jail. For a second or subsequent offense, this jail term rises to ninety days. In addition to these possible jail sentences, you may... Read More

In New Jersey, marijuana commonly known as “pot” can be legally used to treat certain illnesses such as seizure disorders, HIV/AIDs, cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, glaucoma and a variety of other diseases that cause pain or terminal illness.... Read More

In the state of NJ, drinking and driving is not considered a misdemeanor, crime or a felony. Unlike many other states, including New York, a DUI in New Jersey is a traffic violation – but a serious one. This is why DUI defendants do not have a right... Read More

Sobering Facts Every Driver Needs to KnowJuly 4th is a favorite time of celebration for many Americans enjoying backyard BBQ’s with family and Jersey shore parties with friends. Unfortunately, Independence Day holiday is one of the deadliest holidays... Read More

Since 1987, April has been designated Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). According to ncadd.org, the 2015 theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.”... Read More

As high school students throughout New Jersey gear up for prom season, it is a good time to have the talk with your kids about underage drinking as well as the consequences of drinking and driving. Teens might say prom is all about finding the perfect... Read More

Now that the New Jersey weather is finally warming up, that often means DUI checkpoints are going to be in full swing again soon. Warm weather can indeed impact the frequency of DUI arrests. More people go out to events such as outdoor concerts, festivals,... Read More

Can a piece of paper get you past a New Jersey DUI sobriety checkpoint? The “Fair DUI Flyer” claims you can. In the past few months this flyer has become a viral sensation sweeping across YouTube and the country. It was created by a Florida lawyer,... Read More

A proposed bill that could have drastically changed current DUI penalties passed New Jersey’s state Senate but was recently rejected by Governor Chris Christie on March 23, 2015. Bill 2427, which was introduced in January 2015 and passed Legislature... Read More

This weekend (March 26-28, 2015), Carmine Villani, Esq. will attend the 22nd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence (MSE) Seminar held at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans, Louisiana. The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the Texas Criminal Defense... Read More

Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, typically invokes the idea of a drunk driver. But increasingly, the “influence” drivers are under is not alcohol, but drugs—prescription drugs. If you’ve ever taken cold medicine, you know that... Read More

Arming Youth with Safety and PreventionSeveral studies point to a parent’s ability to shape their kids in lasting ways. Parents may think their teens could care less about what they have to say, but research suggests that parents have a lot more influence... Read More

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice is facing federal prison time for fraud. Now, according to NJ.com, he either has to take a plea or go to trial for state fraud charges that began with a DUI.New Jersey has charged Guidice with fraud... Read More

Use Your Brain This Halloween. Don’t Drink & Drive.Halloween has become more than just taking the kids out to fill their bags full of candy trick-or-treating. Let’s be honest, Halloween is very much an adult holiday; for many, it’s a time to... Read More

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