1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense Jail Up to 30 days Up to 90 days Up to 180 days Fines and Penalties $250 to $500 $500 to $1,000 $1,000 License Suspension 3 months to 1 year 2 years 10 years IID** Required Possible Possible Possible All drunk driving arrests also carry the following penalties: $100 … Continue reading DUI/DWI Fines & Penalties in NJ
One of our most fundamental rights is the protection against unreasonable search and seizures, as outlined in The Fourth Amendment. Unless the search falls within a specific exception, a police officer must obtain a warrant to conduct a search of person or premise. Some well-established exceptions include you consenting to a search or when illegal … Continue reading The Smell of Marijuana
Under the 1949 Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act, pumping your own gas in New Jersey is unlawful. The statute, N.J.S.A. 34:3A:10, imposes penalties for violating the act and these consequences range from $50 to $250 fine for the first offense, and not to exceed $500 for each subsequent offense thereafter. The New Jersey Department of … Continue reading What Happens if You’re Caught Pumping Your Own Gas?
Unmarked police cars have been used in order to catch unsuspecting drivers committing traffic violations, such as speeding or tailgating. In New Jersey, the State Police have initiated new vehicles, a black Chevy Caprice, with a frosted graphic of the division’s logo that is virtually impossible to see on the road. The logo is visible, … Continue reading Ghost Patrol Cars