Category Archives: DWI/DUI Charges

Middlesex County man arrested for boating while intoxicated

The Coast Guard arrested a Middlesex County man for operating his 26-foot boat while intoxicated, SILive.com reports. He was charged with violations of federal navigation law and taken to a New York City police station, where his blood alcohol level … Continue reading

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New Jersey court upholds increased penalties for violating DWI-based license suspensions

A defendant who was arrested in Ocean County in September 2011 for driving with a suspended license was properly charged with increased penalties that had gone into effect just several weeks earlier, a state appeals court held in November. The … Continue reading

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Essex County politician arrested for drunk driving

Victor Cirilo, the president of the West Orange township council and the executive director of the Passaic Housing Authority, was arrested in November for driving while intoxicated. He was pulled over in Verona when officers noticed him driving erratically and … Continue reading

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New Jersey Supreme Court overturns conviction in drunk driving case due to violation of defendant’s right against self-incrimination

The New Jersey Supreme Court overturned a conviction in a drunk driving case in September after finding that the defendant’s statutory and constitutional privilege against self-incrimination had been violated. As a result, the charges against the defendant were reversed and … Continue reading

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Drunk driver receives 6 month sentence and 10 year license suspension after fatal collision in Brick

The Brick Township Municipal Court recently imposed a 6 month jail sentence and 10 year license suspension on Patrick Doyle, a third-time DWI offender who struck and killed a teenager on a skateboard last year. Doyle pleaded guilty to just … Continue reading

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Union County DWI charges dismissed based on improper Alcotest procedures

I am Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey DWI/DUI defense attorney, and last week I obtained a not guilty verdict in a Union County drunk driving case because the police failed to comply with required Alcotest procedures. Drunk driving charges constitute … Continue reading

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New York DWIs count as a prior convictions in New Jersey

The penalties for drunk driving in New Jersey increase significantly for second and third time offenders. Although the New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that prior convictions for refusing to take a breathalyzer test don’t count as prior DWI convictions, … Continue reading

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DUI charges in Cranford, Union County, following traffic stop

A Cranford teen, one of a trio of girls charged with underage consumption of alcohol, is facing charges of driving while intoxicated in Union County. A local police officer stopped the girl’s vehicle after he reportedly saw the vehicle being … Continue reading

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DUI charges in Hamilton, Mercer County

The mayor of Hamilton, Mercer County, recently called township police to report that his car had almost been struck by a drunk driver. Police then arrested the driver at his home, despite there being no accident and no observation by … Continue reading

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DUI related arrest in Lakewood, Ocean County

An Ocean County woman assaulted two police officers after being arrested on suspicion of DUI and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer in Lakewood. After stopping the motorist for erratic driving, officers reported smelling a strong odor of an alcoholic … Continue reading

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