New Jersey DWI Attorney John Menzel

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Thousands Affected By State’s Failure To Properly Calibrate Breath Testing Instruments

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 Quoted In NJ Law Journal

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.

Can Patient Abandonment Lead To A Medical Malpractice?

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

Hiring A Lawyer Vs. Getting A Public Defender In New York

In the state of New York, as in most other states if you are not considered poor or indigent then you are generally on your own which is probably for the best. Officials in city and local government are often struggling with funding problems that they face. Funding problems at the city and local government level are only resolved when total expenses don’t exceed tax revenues. In order to alleviate these funding problems, government officials look for creative ways to implement spending cuts, typically on welfare programs that don’t actually benefit the poor much. Public welfare whether in the form… Read More

Facing An Injury Lawsuit After A DUI Crash

Crash If you were involved in a DUI car accident, there are a few things that you need to know about your civil responsibility regarding injuries and vehicle damage. If you ever cause a car accident while drinking, recovering from your injuries is just one of several problems you are facing. Hearing words like “You have been served” is a nerve-racking experience for anyone. If you have been convicted of — or plead guilty to — a drunk driving charge, then you can expect the injured person to take steps to file a car accident lawsuit in order to pay… Read More

Your First DUI Offense

This article is by  Payam Shayani, s fantastic personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.  Being pulled over for DUI for the first time can easily be one of the most frightening experiences that people can ever going through. You may be asked to complete a field sobriety test, such as the walk and turn test, and out of fear, you may fail. With the police officer’s disregard for your emotions getting in the way of the test, you may be arrested and facing serious criminal charges. If an officer believes that you have been driving under the influence of alcohol… Read More

DUI Attorneys – What to do When Being Pulled Over

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