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How to Beat a DWI in NJ

If you are facing DWI charges, you should know that there are several aspects of your case that you can challenge. Just because you were stopped does not mean you will be convicted. Contact Samuel Louis Sachs Esq. LLC today to learn more about how to beat a DWI in NJ, and what you can do to avoid [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:56:26+00:00January 23rd, 2019|DWI|Comments Off on How to Beat a DWI in NJ

What Are the Penalties for Underage Drinking in NJ?

The law prohibits people under the age of 21 from drinking for a reason. Young adults often don't make the best decisions, and alcohol can further inhibit caution and impair their judgment. And while underage possession or consumption of alcohol itself is a crime, it can also lead to other violations of New Jersey law. New Jersey [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:56:30+00:00December 27th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on What Are the Penalties for Underage Drinking in NJ?

What to Do When Pulled Over for DUI or DWI

Seeing flashing lights in your rear view mirror can make you panic. You may be nervous and unsure of how to handle the situation. But if you are pulled over and the police officer suspects you’ve been drinking or taking drugs, avoid putting yourself in even more jeopardy by following these steps. To learn more about [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:56:49+00:00November 29th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on What to Do When Pulled Over for DUI or DWI

3 Factors That Could Help You Challenge Your DWI Blood Test Results

A popular misconception is that DWI blood test results are accurate, and therefore you simply can't contest them. In reality, though, blood tests are just as flawed as other types of DWI tests. So what factors can affect the validity of a DWI blood test? If you have been arrested for a DWI, or were given a DWI blood test, an experienced New Jersey DWI lawyer [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:56:53+00:00October 22nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on 3 Factors That Could Help You Challenge Your DWI Blood Test Results

Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

As a defense attorney, I’m often asked whether or not field sobriety tests are legitimate evidence that can prove you are guilty of DUI/WI. They’re not, which is why they are not used in court to determine if someone was driving under the influence. For that, either breathalyzer evidence or blood tests are used to prove [...]

By |2019-09-24T16:07:37+00:00September 24th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

10 Factors That Could Lead to Increased DWI Penalties

New Jersey's DWI penalties are harsh. If you're caught driving drunk in the Garden State, at the very least you'll lose your license for three months, pay a $250 fine, and spend 12+ hours in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). That's for your first offense. If warranted, the judge may also be able to assess other [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:57:16+00:00August 14th, 2018|blog, DWI|Comments Off on 10 Factors That Could Lead to Increased DWI Penalties

Is Refusing Breath Tests in New Jersey a Good Idea?

Under the legal concept of “implied consent,” refusing breath tests requested by a police officer is a serious offense in New Jersey. Because drunk drivers cause more than 50% of all car accidents, the state has passed legislation specifying that you agree (intentionally or not) to such tests the moment you pull onto any road in the [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:57:20+00:00July 11th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Is Refusing Breath Tests in New Jersey a Good Idea?

What’s the Difference Between Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Assault?

Recent allegations of “sexual misconduct” of high-profile men have led to social movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp. But it’s also caused confusion as to what that vague term means. Does sexual misconduct constitute a criminal act, a violation of civil law, or just offensive conduct that fails to trigger any legal consequences? What Is Sexual Misconduct? The [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:57:24+00:00March 19th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Assault?

Nineteen Members Of The Lucchese Crime Family Indicted Wednesday In Large-Scale Mob Murder Bust

Federal indictment from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York showed that 19 members of the Lucchese crime family were indicted on Wednesday. They will face charges for multiple crimes. 51-year-old Brian Vaughan, 65-year-old Carmine Garcia, 81-year-old Matthew Madonna and 81-year-old Joseph DiNapoli are the 4 individuals who were included in [...]

By |2017-06-12T08:56:50+00:00June 12th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on Nineteen Members Of The Lucchese Crime Family Indicted Wednesday In Large-Scale Mob Murder Bust

NJ’s 100 Safest Towns In 2017: Is Your Community On The List?

There are people who may want to know what factors are considered to add a town in the list of safe towns by the security industry advisor and it is possible that their views are different from those who think they know what makes a town safe. Some people may be surprised to know what [...]

By |2017-05-29T05:44:16+00:00May 29th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on NJ’s 100 Safest Towns In 2017: Is Your Community On The List?