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Understanding Open Container Law in NJ

Understanding open container law in NJ can go a long way towards clearing confusion that might lead to a violation. The more acquainted you are about what is prohibited, the more likely you are to avoid any penalties. If you are facing DWI or open container charges, the experienced NJ DWI attorneys at Samuel Louis Sachs Esq, LLC can help. Contact us [...]

By |2019-05-21T14:16:26+00:00May 15th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Understanding Open Container Law in NJ

How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Driving Record in New Jersey?

If you are facing DWI charges, you're probably well aware of the long-term consequences of having a criminal record. For one, it can make finding a job, especially ones involving driving, almost impossible. It can also make applying for scholarships or seeking vocation training especially difficult. And the challenges don’t stop there. If you are convicted of another DWI, you could face [...]

By |2019-04-22T14:58:59+00:00April 16th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Driving Record in New Jersey?

Can You Challenge Breathalyzer Test Results in New Jersey?

If you're facing a DUI/DWI charge in New Jersey, it can be overwhelming. It may seem like the evidence against you is insurmountable. But there's no need to be intimidated. With the help of an experienced East Windsor NJ DUI/DWI attorney, you can challenge breathalyzer test results. In this article, we discuss five ways you can fight DUI/DWI charges. At Samuel Louis [...]

By |2019-04-22T15:11:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Can You Challenge Breathalyzer Test Results in New Jersey?

What You Need to Know About Marijuana DUI/DWI in New Jersey

If you’re facing marijuana DUI/DWI charges, you’re probably wondering what penalties you face and your chances of conviction. This article will help you understand both. In New Jersey, the same law applies whether you’re charged with DUI/DWI for alcohol or for marijuana. Contact the experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI attorneys at Samuel Louis Sachs Esq. LLC to learn more about marijuana DUI/DWI. We will help you understand what you [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:56:08+00:00February 21st, 2019|blog|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Marijuana DUI/DWI in New Jersey

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 |2019-04-16T22:56:58+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?