How to Get Help for Domestic Violence Over the Holiday Weekend

December 20, 2021

Domestic violence doesn’t take the holidays off. In fact, it can leave victims of domestic violence feeling helpless with nowhere to turn. The holidays often include alcoholic celebrations, which can also make domestic violence concerns more common. Many agencies may close for the holidays, leaving some to feel like they’re left to deal with the situation alone. Here are a…

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Will I Go to Jail for Firearm or Weapon Possession in New Jersey?

December 14, 2021

If convicted of weapon or firearm possession in New Jersey, you can receive costly fines and even prison time. Learn more about New Jersey’s firearm and weapon laws. What is Section 2C:39-5? Section 2C:39-5 is a part of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. This section refers to people who are charged with the possession of firearms. The crime…

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Is There an Increase in Domestic Violence During the Holidays?

November 23, 2021

The holidays can be a nice break from your routine. You may get more time off from work and the thought of holiday parties can give you something to look forward to. The holiday season can also be stressful for some. The added stress can also put a strain on some relationships and domestic violence doesn’t take a break during…

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Common Crimes Committed on Thanksgiving Weekend in NJ

November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and soon you’ll be enjoying your favorite dishes celebrating with family. However, an arrest can put a wrench in your Thanksgiving plans. Here are the most common crimes committed over Thanksgiving weekend in New Jersey and how an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help.  Common Crimes Over Thanksgiving Here is a list of some…

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Jersey Shore Residents Charged in 16-Year-Old’s Drug Overdose

November 9, 2021

Two residents from the Jersey Shore were recently arrested and charged in connection to the overdose death of a 16-year old boy. Continue reading to learn more about what happened.  What Happened Stephanie O’Neill and David Belk of Little Egg Harbor, NJ were indicted by an Ocean County Grand Jury on November 4th, 2021 on charges of strict liability drug-induced…

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NJ Prosecutors Beginning to Charge Drug Dealers for Strict Liability Drug-Induced Deaths

October 30, 2021

Drug dealers in New Jersey are now facing strict liability drug-induced death charges if someone they sold laced drugs to overdoses on them. One recent case is highlighting how this is happening.  Suspected NJ Drug Dealer Arrested for Strict Liability Drug-Induced Death A suspected drug dealer in New Jersey was arrested three days after investigators connected him to the death…

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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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