Penalties and Sentencing for Narcotics Possession

June 4, 2024

Unlawful possession of narcotics or controlled substances can lead to criminal charges, which may result in a conviction. A conviction for controlled substance possession usually results in a sentence that includes some amount of jail or prison time. However, the length of time that a person convicted for controlled substance possession will spend incarcerated can depend on the circumstances of…

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Expungement: How and Why It’s Important

May 15, 2024

You May Need to Have Your Record Expunged and Not Even Know It Have you ever wondered why you didn’t get that job you were sure you were going to get? Did you know that a dismissed charge still stays on your record until it is legally expunged? Although your charge may have been dismissed, the fact that you were…

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Resisting an Officer with Violence: Is It a Felony in New Jersey?

March 15, 2024

In New Jersey, the charge of “resisting an officer with violence” carries serious legal implications and can often lead to confusion among those accused. This article will clarify whether this action is considered a felony, detail the potential penalties, and explain how skilled criminal defense attorneys, such as those at The Law Office of John B. Brennan, can provide essential…

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Can Charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Family Member Be Reduced in NJ?

February 15, 2024

Facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, particularly against a family member, is a grave legal matter in New Jersey. The implications of such charges are profound, affecting not only the legal standing of the accused but also casting a long shadow over their emotional well-being and relationships. This comprehensive guide, presented by The Law Office of John…

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Navigating Federal Charges for Health Insurance Fraud in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

January 15, 2024

Facing federal charges for health insurance fraud in Burlington County, New Jersey, requires an understanding of the complex legal process. The Law Office of John B. Brennan offers knowledgeable guidance and strong defense strategies to navigate these challenging circumstances. This guide provides insights into the federal legal system, the severity of potential penalties, and the importance of experienced legal representation…

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Defending Against Homicide Charges: Strategies and Pitfalls

December 12, 2023

When facing homicide charges, the gravity of the situation cannot be overstated. Homicide is one of the most severe crimes one can be accused of, and the consequences of a conviction are dire. In this article, we will explore the intricacies of defending against homicide charges, the various types of homicide, common defense strategies, pitfalls to avoid, and the essential…

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Understanding Federal Drug Trafficking Charges and Potential Defenses

November 20, 2023

In the intricate labyrinth of the U.S. legal system, drug trafficking charges stand out as some of the most severe offenses. These charges not only bring with them the weight of the crime but also the might of the federal government. For those entangled in the web of such allegations, understanding the charges and the potential defenses can be the…

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Violent Crimes and the Use of Force: A Legal Perspective

November 10, 2023

Amid the increasing debates around public safety, violent crimes, and the legitimate use of force, understanding the legal framework surrounding these issues is paramount. At the core of these concerns is the delicate balance between individual rights and public safety. Definition of Violent Crimes and Use of Force Violent Crimes: At its core, a violent crime refers to any crime…

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How Does Alcohol Or Substance Impairment Affect Assault Cases?

October 10, 2023

In our society, the consumption of alcohol or the use of illegal substances is sometimes intertwined with instances of violence or assault. When these elements come together, the legal landscape becomes particularly complex. For individuals facing charges where alcohol or drug impairment plays a role, it’s crucial to understand the legal implications. In this article, we’ll delve into how intoxication…

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Can Autonomous Vehicles Be Held Liable in Assault by Auto Cases?

October 4, 2023

As autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, continue to become a part of our modern landscape, the legal challenges surrounding them also evolve. One of the most pertinent questions that has emerged in recent times is: Can an autonomous vehicle be held liable in assault by auto cases? The realm of autonomous vehicles has ushered in a new era of convenience,…

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