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A New Jersey State Police Breath Test Coordinator Instructor, the official responsible for checking calibration of breath testing instruments used for most DWI prosecutions in New Jersey, was indicted this week. Marc Dennis is accused of official misconduct, false swearing, and records falsification because, according to the New Jersey Attorney General, he failed to perform a required step necessary to assure correct temperature measurements by the Alcotest 7110 MK-III C. The Attorney General estimates that 20, 667 cases in the past seven years in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Union, and Somerset Counties could be affected. The Attorney General petitioned the New… Read More
Attorney John Menzel was recently quoted in the NJ Law Journal article discussing AG’s Bid for Special Master in Alcotest Suits. You can read the entire article by visiting the NJ Law Journal site.
Before trying to understand whether patient abandonment can lead to a medical malpractice, a person first needs to understand what exactly patient abandonment means. Patient abandonment refers to just that: when the patient is abandoned by their health care provider. The health care provider ends the patient-doctor relationship without any valid reason or any notice ahead of time. They just stop treating the patient. Along with doing this, they do not allow the patient the time to be able to get another doctor to treat their condition. When this occurs, the patient can suffer further injury by the delay in… Read More
It is very important to understand what you should or should not do if you are ever questioned by law enforcement for DUI (driving under the influence). How you behave will be closely watched by law enforcement and if you show even just a small sign of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs you may be asked to submit to field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. What to do When Being Pulled over for DUI: – Do stop your motor vehicle, turn off your engine, roll down your window and place your hands on the wheel when stopped… Read More
Violent crime is defined as the act of inflicting or threatening to inflict serious bodily harm. If the injury has been committed intentionally, possibly to achieve a criminal purpose, such as theft or rape, the perpetrator is charged with a violent crime. When threatened with harm and believing that they can be hurt, the law recognizes that any person may retaliate in self-defense. As your Daytona Beach criminal lawyer will explain, you have the right to protect yourself or a loved one from harm by using some counteracting force for protection. The Law Accepts that You Have the Right to… Read More
In many states, the legal statute for resisting arrest covers a ton of possible scenarios. The charge, which usually is thought of as having to do with using physical force against an officer or running from someone, can also be charged for something as light as refusing to follow a lawful order. This refusal is called “passive resistance” which happens when an officer gives a lawful order and the defendant fails to follow it. The officer might tell the defendant to put their hands up, and if the defendant does not do it, they can be charged with resisting arrest.… Read More