Prior Refusals DO NOT enhance DWI Sentences – State v. Ciancaglini

[01/19/11 - 10:55 am] This morning, in a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a prior conviction for refusing to submit to a breath test under NJSA 39:4-50.4a does not enhance a subsequent conviction for drunk driving under NJSA 39:4-50. The Court’s opinion, written by Judge Stern, restores the law to the… Read More

Muni-mail – Increased Credits for New Attys by 12/31 !

Continuing Legal Education Requirement for Newly Admitted New Jersey Lawyers (Admitted in 2009 and Later) A “newly admitted lawyer” is defined by the Board on Continuing Legal Education as a lawyer who becomes an active member of the New Jersey bar for the first time. Commencement of the compliance reporting period for newly admitted lawyers… Read More

Muni-mail – Seven-time DWI Offender Beats the Rap – State v. Hand

[12/04/10 - 10:01 pm] Last week, the Appellate Division ruled that the conviction of a seven-time DWI offender must be vacated and dismissed on double jeopardy grounds. In State v. Hand, the defendant was charged with the indictable offense of risking widespread injury or death by driving his motor vehicle on a hockey rink. He… Read More