Under the new guidelines, it is not possible for a permitted driver to obtain an unsafe operation plea. It requires competent counsel to maneuver around the fines and possible suspension of driver’s privileges.
Defendant charged with careless driving and operating a vehicle while using a cell phone; Results: Guilty plea only to obstructed view.
Defendant charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving; Results: Pled guilty to failure to report, minimal fines.
Defendant accused of careless driving with accident, refusal to give breath and DWI; Result: Dismissal on motion of both the careless driving violation and the refusal based on medical evidence; guilty plea to first tier DWI (90 day suspension) with minimum fines and penalties.
Defendant accused of Littering from motor vehicle as well as Failure to obey instructions of police officer (N.J.S. 2C: 29-3(b)(4)); Result: Guilty plea to local ordinance violation, dismissal of littering, minimum fine and penalty.
Defendant charged with possession of CDS as to motor vehicle; Results: Dismissed with prejudice.
Defendant accused of leaving the scene involving damage to two vehicles; failure to report careless driving, and equipment violation; Result: dismissal of failure to report and leaving the scene, with minimum fines for careless driving and equipment violation.
Defendant accused of possession of CDS and paraphernalia; Result: on motion, dismissal with no court costs.
Defendant accused of DWI with BAC .18; Result: guilty to 1St tier DWI only minimum fines.
Defendant accused of driving while suspended third offense; Result: Defendant pled guilty to the Parking Adjudication Act (39:3-40(i)).
Defendant accused of Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia (N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)4 & 2C:36-2); Result: Dismissal of all charges on motion.