Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Crime

The holiday season always approaches fast. First Thanksgiving. Then Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. And then right on into New Year’s Eve and Day. A time for celebration, sure. But a time for crime as well. There a natural spike in crime around the holidays, from the intentional — targeting vacant homes and overstuffed businesses — …

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Over 20K DUI Cases in New Jersey May Be Tossed After Court Ruling

Some 20,000 convicted DUI drivers may be raising their glasses today to Sgt. Marc Dennis. The officer was found guilty of not calibrating breath testing devices correctly back in 2016. These devices were used in five New Jersey counties, including Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, Ocean, and Somerset. As a result, all convictions based on breath tested …

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What Are ‘Wobbler’ DUIs and Why Should You Care?

A “wobbler,” in criminal procedure parlance, is a crime that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. That discretion is normally left up to prosecutors, although in some states judges may reduce felonies to misdemeanors under certain circumstances. When it comes to DUIs, most drunk driving offenses are misdemeanors but may be …

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Beware: Halloween Is the Night of the Drunk-Driving Task Force

Police often step up their drunk driving enforcement around holidays. That only makes sense — more people tend to drink before, during, and after holiday celebrations, and keeping them off the road keeps everyone safe. One tactic is scaring people off drunk driving before they get behind the wheel. So police departments nationwide are announcing …

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Scooting Under the Influence: Man Earns LA’s First DUI on Electric Scooter

It was inevitable. We’ve seen DUIs on ATVs and wheelchairs; on horseback and horse-and-buggy carts; on forklifts, tractors, and motorized shopping carts. So once people started tooling around cities on electric scooters, this story started writing itself. According to authorities, Nicholas Kauffroath was riding a Bird electric scooter on a sidewalk in West Los Angeles …

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