Most Common Crimes Committed on Halloween Night

October 6, 2021

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the fall season. While it is a time for dressing up and enjoying endless amounts of candy, it’s also a common time for crimes. Here are some of the most common crimes committed on Halloween night:  Driving Under the Influence Many adult Halloween celebrations include alcoholic beverages. While enjoying a beverage…

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The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act Explained

October 3, 2021

New Jersey has a law that protects victims of domestic violence, which is referred to as the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA). Whether you’re the victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, it’s important to know what this act means and how it may better protect you and your loved ones. What is the New Jersey Prevention…

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How to Fight a Restraining Order in New Jersey

September 30, 2021

A restraining order can make figuring out the logistics of child visitation or custody schedules difficult. Most restraining orders in New Jersey begin as temporary order. However, if the restraining order is escalated to a permanent one, you may have limited options available to fight it. For that reason, if you’re currently dealing with a temporary restraining order, it’s important…

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Penalties for Giving Away Prescription Drugs in New Jersey

September 10, 2021

New Jersey is strict when it comes to drug possession or distribution. These laws not only cover hard drugs but also prescription drugs. Can You Give Away Prescription Drugs? It’s illegal to give prescription drugs to another person in New Jersey. It’s also illegal for someone to have possession of, or use, a drug in which they do not have…

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Penalty for Driving On a Suspended License in New Jersey

July 23, 2021

Your car is an essential part of your day-to-day life, which is why those who have a suspended driver’s license may continue to use their vehicle to get to and from work, school or to run errands even though it’s illegal. Unfortunately, doing so can result in severe penalties that could make your current situation much worse.  Reasons Why Your…

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What to Do if Your Teen is Arrested This Summer

July 15, 2021

In New Jersey, the summer season is in full swing. For teens, the summer is when they can cut loose and have a good time with their friends without having to worry about homework or getting up early. Unfortunately, due to peer pressure and the desire to fit in, many teens will experiment with drugs and alcohol or other types…

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Penalty for Possessing An Illegal Unregistered Firearm in New Jersey

June 30, 2021

If you own a firearm in New Jersey, it is important to know the state and federal laws. Otherwise, you put yourself at risk of criminal charges. New Jersey Gun Laws Firearm owners are expected to know both state and federal laws. You may learn some of these laws through a firearm safety class.  New Jersey laws are divided into…

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Overview of the Jessica Lunsford Act

June 16, 2021

The previous governor of New Jersey enacted the Jessica Lunsford Act on June 2, 2014. This action made New Jersey the 45th state to sign the act into effect. This act was signed into effect to increase criminal penalties for those charged with aggravated sexual assault on victims 13 years or younger. Recent Updates to the Jessica Lunsford Act Since…

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Possible Defenses for Assault Charges

May 13, 2021

Assault charges in New Jersey can lead to harsh consequences, including up to 10 years in jail and legal fines of up to $150,000. If you are dealing with assault charges, it is important to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to find out what possible defenses may be available to you.  What Is Assault?…

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When Harassment is Considered Domestic Violence

May 5, 2021

Harassment draws a fine line between inappropriate behavior and domestic violence charges.  Disagreements and threats between partners can result in the police being called and someone being taken to jail. Even long after the fight is over, one partner can be left with criminal charges or a restraining order. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between harassment and…

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