Avoiding Tax Return Shock

Avoiding Tax Return Shock

Now that the April 15 the federal tax filing date has passed most of us (reluctantly) turn at least some of our thoughts to the Internal Revenue Service and the tax code. The IRS has done the same thing; on April 15, 2019, it announced that its withholding forms for 2019 will remain the same as 2018, but expects to revise the form and guidance for 2019. Continue reading “Avoiding Tax Return Shock”

Driving With Your Phone: What You Need to Know

Driving With Your Phone

The National Highway Safety Administration has found that, as late as 2016, when blue tooth and hands-free cell phone technology was well established, 6% of all fatal crashes were caused by a “distracted driver.” In 14% of those cases, the “distraction” was the use of a cell phone policy. New Jersey is one of only three states nationally to receive dedicated distracted driving incentive grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Continue reading “Driving With Your Phone: What You Need to Know”

DWI Convicted Offenders Caught Driving Can Not Serve Sentence Over Weekends

Driving while intoxicated

DWI offenders repeatedly convicted of driving while their license is suspended can not serve sentence over weekends.

On May 22, 2019, in State v. Rodriguez, the New Jersey Supreme Court barred those convicted of repeatedly driving while their license was suspended for drunk driving from serving out their sentences over weekends. Instead, they must be incarcerated for 180 consecutive days.

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