New Jersey DWI Attorney John Menzel

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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

Arguing Self-Defense for Violent Crime Charges – Some Useful Facts

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

How a Misunderstanding Can Lead to a Resisting Arrest Charge

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