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Dashboard Camera Bill Receives Pocket Veto

Posted by Matt Rooney | Jan 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Jersey Proposal to Place Cameras in Every Police Car Fails to Become Law

We're continuing to keep you up-to-date on legislative development in Trenton affecting our New Jersey clients; last week, we told you about a conditionally vetoed bill that would've established a pilot monitoring program for domestic violence offenders in Ocean County. This week, Governor Chris Christie “pocket voted” a measure previously discussed here at our DeMichele & DeMichele legal blog which would have required the placement of dashboard cameras in every New Jersey police vehicle “which is primarily used for traffic stops shall be equipped with a mobile video recording system.” You can click here to read a text of the bill. A “pocket veto” occurs when the governor simply declines to sign or formally veto the legislation at issue by the end of the legislative term. Consequently, unlike with the Ocean County domestic violence program bill mentioned above, no explanation was offered for the pocket veto. We'll keep you informed as to whether a new version of the legislation resurfaces in the new legislation session which just opened within the last week. With or without a video to examine, a skilled DWI lawyer who is current on the law, with a solid knowledge of the facts, and the help of experts, can assert the right defenses, challenge the state's evidence and put you in the best position possible to win your DUI case. If you or someone you know is facing DUI /DWI charges in municipal court, it is important to appreciate the seriousness of the potential legal consequences. These include large fines, license suspension and imprisonment. If you or a loved one needs representation for a DWI/DUI charge in the state of New Jersey or other traffic court matters, contact the Municipal Court attorneys at DeMichele & DeMichele. Help protecting your rights is only a phone call away (856) 546-1350. Don't just plead guilty and risk your driving privilege or driving record.

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Matt Rooney

Practice Areas: Family Law (including Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, and Domestic Violence); Municipal Court; Personal Injury; Residential Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Collections.


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