NJ Bill That Would Eliminate Mandatory Minimum Sentences for 29 Crimes Expecting Final Vote

March 9, 2021

Criminal justice reform advocates are encouraging the New Jersey state Assembly to pass a bill that will eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for a variety of criminal offenses. Bill Eliminating Certain Mandatory Minimums Passes NJ Senate Bill S-3456 was previously approved by the state Senate and sent to the Assembly for committee meetings. The measure is part of a nationwide push…

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NJ Resident Facing Attempted Murder Charges For Alleged Hit-And-Run in Bound Brook

February 25, 2021

A resident of Benardsville, NJ has been recently charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder after running down two pedestrians in the parking lot of the Bound Brook Train Station back in December 2019.  What Happened At around 1:30 a.m. on December 20, 2019, members of the Bound Brook Rescue Squad and Bound Brook Police Department responded to a…

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What is Considered a Terroristic Threat?

January 24, 2021

We have all lost our temper from time to time. Maybe someone cut you off on the highway, took the last gallon of milk at the store, or tossed a cigarette butt that landed at your feet. Most of the time, we brush these little annoyances off, but sometimes when tensions boil over, people can say things they might not…

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What Happens During a Pretrial Detention Hearing?

January 4, 2021

When you or a loved one is awaiting trial in New Jersey, the pretrial hearing can be one of the most important moments in the case – and proper legal representation is the best weapon to bring to the fight. Without proper representation, you could be fighting the case from behind  bars, making it nearly impossible to get the advocacy…

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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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