Jail mandated for driving while suspended after DWI

Posted February 10th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

A new court ruling means that jail is mandated for those driving while suspended after a DWI conviction.  This equates to picking up the proverbial “Go to Jail” card for a minimum of 180 days.  There are no substitutes for this punishment.  No early release for good behavior.  No house arrests.  No program attendance.  The […]

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Changes may be coming to New Jersey’s DUI penalties

Posted February 6th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

There may be a change coming to the current DUI law in New Jersey. The state Senate had recently passed a bill that changes the DUI penalties for first-time offenders. Currently, the law states that if you are convicted of a DUI for the first time you can lose your license for three months to one year, […]

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Going to a Super Bowl party? Beware the DUI

Posted January 30th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

This weekend is a big party weekend for any football fan. Whether you’re cheering for the Patriots or Seahawks, chances are you’ll be somewhere where there is plenty of food, beverages, and good times. But it’s also a big weekend for DUIs. According to the National Highway of Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of motor […]

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Diversionary programs for criminal offenses

Posted January 20th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Let’s face it.  Everyone can make a mistake.  More than likely, it is the reason that there are diversionary programs in place for certain criminal offenses.  Diversionary programs?  What exactly does that mean?  In short, diversionary programs are set up by the court and can result in the dismissal of a case with certain requirements. […]

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Going out this New Year’s Eve? Stay safe.

Posted December 31st, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

It’s the end of 2014. And to celebrate the coming of 2015, you may be going out on the town tonight, just like everyone else. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone wishes everyone will stay safe this evening and whatever you do, don’t drink and drive! To make sure your New Year’s Eve stays fun, here are some tips to […]

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Faced With Harassment Charges?

Posted December 11th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

If someone has filed harassment charges against you, you are not alone.  The highest number of citizen complaints filed in municipal court has one theme: They all involve harassment charges.  Often people go to court hoping to circumvent the matter from turning ugly and violent.  Some of the charges may be valid.  There are also circumstances […]

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Sometimes a Wrong Turn Can Become Traffic Violation

Posted December 2nd, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

In some instances, a wrong turn can cause you to stray from your intended destination.  In other circumstances, wrong turns can become illegal ones.  Illegal turns can equate to a traffic violation.  Wrong turns and traffic tickets can be an expensive proposition. U-Turns It may have started as a misunderstanding of the instructions ordered by […]

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What You Should Do After a Sexual Assault

Posted November 24th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Sexual assault has been in the news lately. Recently the University of Virginia has shut down fraternities after a student described being sexually assault by frat brothers in 2012. In celebrity news, a growing number of women have accused comedian Bill Cosby of rape. In addition, there’s the Sayreville football players who will be charged as […]

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What does a DWI arrest mean?

Posted November 20th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Take a ride down Washington Avenue in Hoboken and you will likely see scores of people lined up in a somewhat orderly fashion.  One might wonder if they are buying tickets to a hot event, or even hoping to receive something at no cost.  Neither.  The crowd is all hoping to see Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, […]

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How Will the Red Light Camera Program Termination Affect Us?

Posted November 18th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

On first glance, red light camera tickets appeared to be a solid solution to cutting down traffic accidents.  The theory was that some people mind their pocketbooks more than their safety.  The silver lining to this violation technique filled municipal coffers with additional revenue.  If that’s all true, why is New Jersey discontinuing its red […]

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