4 Tips to Avoid a DUI Over the Summer

August 27, 2022

Though the summer season is nearing its end, it’s not over yet! Summer is a time best spent at the beach or with friends at BBQs. As many New Jersey residents try to make the most of the remaining weeks of summer, they may make decisions that wind up costing them their freedom.  Before you head out to celebrate the…

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Should Drivers Rely on a Portable Breathalyzer to Avoid a DUI?

August 1, 2022

A portable breathalyzer is often marketed as a product that can help you avoid a DUI. However, we recommend not relying on a portable breathalyzer to avoid DUI charges. Portable breathalyzers aren’t always reliable, and even if it claims that you’re good to drive, you’ll be the one left to deal with the DUI charges. Are Portable Breathalyzers Accurate? A…

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Can a DUI Cost You Your Nursing License?

July 25, 2022

A driving under the influence (DUI) charge can lead to a lot of negative consequences, including expensive fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record. A permanent criminal record can affect your career opportunities, even if your career doesn’t require driving. One of the careers that a DUI may influence is nursing. New Jersey DUI Laws Understanding New Jersey’s DUI…

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Types of Evidence Presented in a Criminal Defense Case

July 17, 2022

A defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The prosecutor is tasked with proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of charges. New Jersey courts recognize the following types of evidence that are commonly included as part of criminal defense cases: 1. Real Evidence Real evidence includes anything present at the scene of…

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Can I Travel Out of State While on Probation?

May 24, 2022

Probation can limit your ability to travel. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that travel isn’t possible while on probation.  How to Travel Out of State While on Probation It may be possible to travel out of state while on probation. However, it’s important to receive approval prior to travel. Otherwise, you could be charged with violating your probation. To travel…

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Everything You Need to Know Now That Marijuana Sales Are Legal in NJ

May 1, 2022

As of April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents 21 years and older can legally purchase recreational marijuana. However, there are still some laws surrounding the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana you need to familiarize yourself with if you plan to purchase.  Marijuana Dispensaries Open in New Jersey The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission has issued a total of seven…

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge in New Jersey

April 16, 2022

Domestic violence charges can have both short and long-term consequences. The details of the charges determine whether domestic violence is considered a misdemeanor or a felony in New Jersey. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is violence that occurs between domestic partners. This may include spouses or immediate family members. It may also include friends, roommates, or ex-spouses. Domestic violence…

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Are New Jersey Arrest Records Public?

April 1, 2022

A criminal record can have many consequences on your personal and professional life. As such, you may be wondering if arrest records are public and if potential landlords or employers can access them. We answer this commonly asked question below.  What is an Arrest Record? An arrest record is a report that lists the details of an arrest. It may…

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What to Expect at a Domestic Violence Detention Hearing

March 22, 2022

Domestic violence cases now require a detention hearing in New Jersey. Learning what a detention hearing is and what to expect during one can help you prepare for your case. What is a Detention Hearing? New Jersey recently enacted the Criminal Justice Reform, which is sometimes referred to as Bail Reform. This program removes the traditional bail system that requires…

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Newark, NJ Police Officer Charged With Sex Crime Against Uber Driver

March 7, 2022

A police officer employed by the Newark Police department was arrested recently and accused of a sex crime with an Uber driver. The 23-year-old police officer is being charged with criminal sexual contact. The victim, a 36-year-old Uber driver, is accusing the police officer of a sexual crime after identifying himself as a police officer. The police officer is being…

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