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Jun 17, 2016

According to the NJ Supreme Court, Drunk Driving is Not “Serious” Enough to Require a Jury Trial for Repeat Offender

In State v. Denelsbeck, decided on May 12, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court examined the word “serious” to determine whether individuals charged with a third (or more) DWI offense are entitled to a jury trial.  The short answer: No, the State’s interest in promoting efficiency through non-jury trials outweighs a repeat drunk driver’s interest in a trial by jury. » Read More