Prosecutors & Defense Attorneys: New Jersey DWI Laws
Carl: My name is Carl Spector. I’ve been practicing since 1986. So, that’s about 26 years. I practice in New Jersey, all over the state. My office is located in Bergen County, and I also practice in New York City.
I’m admitted to practice not only in New York and New Jersey, but also in Florida.
Interviewer: By the way, why are you admitted in Florida?
Carl: I had gone to school in Florida and really liked it down there. Almost 20 years ago, my wife and I were thinking about relocating to Florida, so I studied for and passed the Florida bar.
Interviewer: I see.
Carl: Although later on, we reconsidered and decided to stay in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey.
Interviewer: Let me ask you about your career. Where you a former prosecutor or district attorney?
Former Prosecutor in Bronx County and in the State of New Jersey
Carl: Actually, yes I was a prosecutor in Bronx County, New York. Most people stay two to four years, but I actually stayed in that job for six years. The position was challenging and very interesting. When you are that happy at a job, it leads to longevity, so that’s why I stayed a prosecutor for six years.
An Advantage in Private Practice
I think working as a prosecutor has given me an advantage in my private practice. I also wanted to mention that I was a municipal prosecutor in New Jersey. So, I prosecuted in both New York and New Jersey in my career.
Interviewer: That’s very unusual. While you were a defense attorney, you were also a prosecutor in other areas?
Carl: Exactly. When I was a municipal prosecutor here in New Jersey, I was also a defense attorney in New York and New Jersey. I was able to see the law from both angles every single day.
By Carl Spector