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 accused of DWI, expired drivers license, careless driving and possession of CDS less than 50 grams; Result: Suppression of guilty to unsafe operation 1St tier DWI (minimum fines).
Defendant accused of being under the influence of CDS (marijuana); Result: dismissal of all charges, no court costs.
Defendant accused of DWI, no insurance and refusal; Result: Guilty to DWI and refusal, received seven (7) months suspension concurrent with three (3) months, no interlock device, minimum fines and penalties.
Defendant charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth degree in New York; Results: ACD with community service.
Defendant charged with careless driving, speeding 85 mph in a 50 mph zone and failure to keep right; Result: pled guilty to unsafe operation, fine only, no points. All charges dismissed.
Defendant accused of Driving While Suspended Second offense (N.J.S. 39:3-40) and driving unregistered vehicle; Result: Guilty plea to expired license with minimal fine only.
Defendant accused of speeding and third DWI. Third DWI within 10 years of the second; Result: Defendant sentenced to 180 days in county jail; Result: On Appeal to Superior Court for PCR application under Laurick the Law Division Judge granted the PCR relief with only a 90 day jail sentence, no additional fines or penalties.
Defendant accused of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report, careless driving and unlicensed driver; Result: guilty plea with only failure to report with minimum fines.
Defendant charged with third cell phone violation; Results: Guilty to improper device, no points and fine of $31.00.
Defendant charged with shoplifting and a disorderly persons offense; Results: Dismissed with prejudice, no fines and penalties.