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  • Automobile Surcharges: Where Do They Come From?

    New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) imposes surcharges for various reasons. If you are found guilty of a moving traffic violation, e.g. speeding, you will incur po

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  • Driving While Suspended/Revoked License in New Jersey

    The penalties for driving with a suspended/revoked license in the State of New Jersey are set forth in N.J.S. 39:3-40. They include mandatory fines, an additional suspension of driving privileges, and even mandatory jail under certain circumstances, as well as for second and thir...

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  • NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTES IN NEW JERSEY

    Having a problem with your next door neighbor? Is he always walking his dog on your lawn and not picking up the mess? Does he play his stereo too loud on his back deck? Or do those spotlights he recently installed on the side of his house shine right into your bedroom at night? ...

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  • IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES IN NEW JERSEY

    What is an ignition interlock device? An ignition interlock device is a tiny breath-testing device about the size of a cell phone which attaches to the ignition system of the car. The car will not s

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  • NEW JERSEY DUI/DWI - FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

    There is no law in the State of New Jersey which requires you to perform roadside sobriety tests when you are stopped by the police for DUI/DWI. You can refuse to perform these tests, and not be issued a separate ticket for refusing to do so (as opposed to refusing the breath tes...

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  • Megan's Law

    How do I know if I have to register? That depends on the offense you were convicted of and when the court's decision in your case occurred. The registration requirement may apply if you were convict

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  • PENNSYLVANIA DUI: AN OVERVIEW OF THE ARD PROGRAM

    Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) is a program offered to first offenders charged with DUI in the State of Pennsylvania. By successfully completing the program, first-time Pennsylvania DUI offenders are able to avoid lengthy court proceedings and are able to have their...

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  • New Jersey Marijuana Cases: The Conditional Discharge Program

    The law in New Jersey provides individuals with one opportunity to avoid a conviction for simple possession of marijuana. This diversionary program is known as a "conditional discharge." Certain conditions must be met in order for an individual to qualify for a conditional discha...

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  • SHOPLIFTING IN NEW JERSEY

    The New Jersey shoplifting statute(N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11) specifies the various acts that constitute a shoplifting offense. A person commits a shoplifting offense if he/she, (1) takes or carries away merchandise offered for sale; (2) hides or conceals merchandise; (3) switches or alt...

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  • NEW JERSEY: THE PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM (PTI)

    The Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) provides first-time offenders with an opportunity for an alternative to ordinary prosecution. PTI seeks to provide early rehabilitative services when such services can reasonably be expected to deter future criminal behavior. The PTI prog...

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