Does New Jersey Consider Drug Possession a Felony?

December 15, 2020

If you are arrested in New Jersey for possession of controlled substances, you may wonder whether you will be charged with a criminal felony for your offense. New Jersey takes drug possession crimes seriously. As a result, many drug possession crimes in New Jersey are treated as felonies (also known as “indictable crimes” in New Jersey) and accordingly carry harsh…

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NJ Attorney General Orders Prosecutors to Stop Processing Low-Level Marijuana Cases

December 5, 2020

Last month, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ordered state prosecutors to halt proceedings on all low-level marijuana possession cases, pending the outcome of bills in the state legislature that would decriminalize and legalize marijuana. Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions Halted Attorney General Grewal wrote to municipal, county, and state prosecutors shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday to direct that any defendants charged…

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What Should I Do if I Am Arrested for a DUI on New Year’s Eve?

November 23, 2020

New Year’s Eve is a time for parties and meals to be shared with family and friends. This also means events where alcohol will be served. If you have someone who will act as a designated driver, you may feel free to consume one or a couple of drinks over the course of an evening. But if you are driving…

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Will I Lose My Job if I Get a DUI?

November 4, 2020

When you are arrested for DUI, you are obviously facing the possibility of criminal penalties like fines, community service, or jail time, in addition to other penalties such as insurance surcharges, license suspensions, and ignition interlock requirements. But you may not consider the possible consequences that an arrest and conviction for DUI can have on your employment. The possibility of…

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New Jersey Self Protection Law

October 23, 2020

Let’s explore New Jersey Self Protection Law. This is the second in a series of blogs related to self-defense. My first installment related to self-defense against an intruder on your property. This installment is self-defense in self-protection in other locations. Remember the standards applied are different depending upon the circumstances you find yourself in. Defending yourself against an intruder in…

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Civil Forfeiture Increases as Economy Drops

October 8, 2020

Recently, many people have had their property seized without being convicted of a crime, or even charged with wrongdoing. This procedure, known as civil asset forfeiture, allows police to take cash and other property. As was recently uncovered in a report from the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit civil-liberties law firm, and reported in the Washington Post, the amounts that have been…

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Expungement – How and Why It’s Important

September 23, 2020

You may need to have your record expunged and not even know it Did you ever wonder why you didn’t get that job that you were sure you were going to get? Did you know that a dismissed charge still will stay on your record until it has legally been expunged? Although your charge may have been dismissed the fact…

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Free Uber Program for Evesham and Voorhees Residents

September 4, 2020

The free Uber program that has been so successful in Evesham (Evesham Saving Lives) has expanded to Voorhees. Residents of either town can take a free Uber ride home from any bar in the town to avoid any possibility of driving while intoxicated. The service is provided free of charge between the hours of 9 pm and 2 am, 7…

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Get a Restraining Order in New Jersey

August 20, 2020

If you need to get a restraining order in New Jersey, then Burlington County domestic violence attorney John B. Brennan, from The Law Office of John B. Brennan, is the South Jersey attorney for you. John B. Brennan works vigilantly for victims of domestic violence and he believes victims of domestic violence should have an attorney. Details of a restraining…

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How Can I Legally Use My Firearm?

August 6, 2020

Once you have legally obtained your firearm it is important to be aware of what you can and cannot do in the State of New Jersey. The biggest question is: how can I legally use my firearm? First and foremost, New Jersey is not an open carry State, which means that even if you have lawfully obtained a gun you cannot…

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