In New Jersey, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police have tools, like the Breathalyzer, to measure the amount of alcohol in a driver's blood. However, determining whether a driver is under the influence of drugs - and whether those drugs have caused impaired driving - is more difficult.
The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic in the U.S. Many states have taken steps toward its de-criminalization, while others still issue severe criminal punishments for possessing even small amounts of marijuana - New Jersey lies somewhere in the middle. While it is still illegal to possess marijuana for non-medical purposes, the laws have lightened the punishments for users possessing very small amounts of pot.
Thomas Carroll Blauvelt has over 25 years of service devoted to helping clients like you. As a former appointed Public Defender, I am an attorney who knows how to use the law to get results. I'm a 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyer, received the 2015 Avvo Clients' Choice Award and proudly maintain a 10.0 Avvo rating. My practice is focused on personally defending people throughout New Jersey charged with shoplifting and criminal offenses.
Thomas Carroll Blauvelt has been named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys for New Jersey for 2015. This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Blauvelt has been given this incredible honor. He is recognized for his work in criminal defense. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This award is given annually to a small number outstanding attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.
Thomas Carroll Blauvelt is a name that is well-respected in courts across New Jersey. I have personally represented over 8,000 clients in New Jersey Superior Court, Municipal Court, and NJMVC cases. My past experience as a New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor and New Jersey Public Defender means I know both sides of the law and can easily anticipate the arguments opposing counsel will make in your case.