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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