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In New Jersey, most drivers are subject to a blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 percent. Having a BAC at or above that limit means that a driver can automatically be charged with DUI. Drivers under the age of 21 are subject to a zero-tolerance policy under New Jersey law, meaning that any detectable alcohol […]

New Jersey law does not consider DUIs crimes or disorderly persons offenses but instead classifies them as traffic offenses. However, under certain circumstances, a drunk driver may be charged with a felony offense. These circumstances include injuring another individual in a motor vehicle accident, causing someone’s death in an accident, driving with a license that […]

A DUI charge might be dismissed by the trial court or by a prosecutor when the state lacks sufficient evidence to prove that a driver was operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For example, if the results of an alcotest breathalyzer test are invalidated due to errors in the testing procedure […]

New Jersey law does not distinguish between DUI and DWI, though the relevant statute officially calls the offense “DWI” or “driving while intoxicated.”

While anyone under the age of 18 is normally entitled to go through the juvenile criminal justice system, under certain circumstances, the state may seek to try a juvenile in the adult criminal justice system. The prosecutor must file a motion for waiver of the case to the adult court within 60 days of the […]

A juvenile criminal case can be handled in one of three ways: First, a juvenile may be referred to an Intake Services Conference conducted by staff or a Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) made up of citizen volunteers who work with all the parties involved to recommend a disposition of the case for the court’s approval. […]

A juvenile’s charges can be dropped when the state lacks sufficient evidence to support probable cause for the alleged offenses, including when evidence is excluded from the state’s case because it was obtained in violation of a juvenile’s constitutional or civil rights. Prosecutors might also be willing to negotiate a disposition on a juvenile’s charges […]

It is illegal to possess any assault weapon, machine gun, or sawed-off shotgun in New Jersey. You are also prohibited from purchasing or possessing a handgun without a special permit unless you are a current or former law enforcement official. Certain firearm accessories like silencers and high-capacity magazines are also illegal in New Jersey.

Individuals under the age of 18 are not allowed to purchase or possess guns in New Jersey, and those under the age of 21 are not allowed to purchase or possess handguns without special permits or employer authorization. Additionally, any individual who has been convicted of certain crimes, included on a terror watchlist, or committed […]

While the simple answer is “yes,” the way to do it is far from simple. While winning your case at trial is always a way to avoid prison time for a gun case, that may not always be a viable option. So, for purposes of this explanation, we are going to focus on ways to […]