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N.J.S.A. 39:4-120.9. Driver’s Obedience

The New Jersey traffic statute outlining the offense of driver’s obedience provides: The driver of a motor vehicle shall observe and obey an official traffic control device erected at a public-private intersection in the same manner as those erected at any other intersection. Convictions and guilty pleas under this [...]

Central Municipal Court of Bergen County

N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 provides the statutory basis for establishment of municipal courts in the state of New Jersey. This statute also provides for the establishment, under certain circumstances, of a countywide “central municipal court” to hear complaints filed by county officials. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1(e) provides: Any county of the first [...]

“Operation” of a Motor Vehicle Under the New Jersey DUI Laws

The New Jersey statute for driving under the influence of alcohol, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, requires the “operation” of a motor vehicle as an element of the DUI offense. However, in enacting the DUI statute, the Legislature did not provide a definition of operation. Thus, the definition of “operation” of [...]

Allowing Intoxicated Operation of a Motor Vehicle

One of the less well known violations included in the New Jersey DUI statute is permitting an intoxicated driver to operate a motor vehicle. This offense is generally referred to as the “allowing” violation. There are two ways that a defendant can be found guilty of the allowing [...]

Operating a Commercial Vehicle in New Jersey While Intoxicated

N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.13 prohibits the operation of a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration ("BAC") of 0.04% or more. The statute provides as follows: Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person shall not operate a commercial motor vehicle in this State with an alcohol [...]

Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test in New Jersey

The New Jersey statute for refusal to submit to a breath test states: § 39:4-50.4a. Revocation for refusal to submit to breath test; penalties. a.  Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, the municipal court shall revoke the right to operate a motor vehicle of any operator who, [...]

Driving While Intoxicated in New Jersey

The New Jersey statute for driving while intoxicated provides as follows: N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Driving While Intoxicated. (a)  Except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, a person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operates a motor vehicle [...]

What is an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)?

The Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP) is a special unit within the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services’ Division of Addiction Services whose function is to carry out the mandate of the Legislature that defendants convicted of DUI and similar drug and alcohol offenses receive an evaluation, treatment [...]