What Happens If You Have A Criminal Conviction?

March 17, 2023

A criminal conviction can have severe and long-lasting consequences. It can affect your personal and professional life and limit your opportunities in many ways. If you are facing criminal charges or have been convicted of a crime, it is important to understand the implications and your options. In the state of New Jersey, a criminal conviction can result in fines,…

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Penalties For Heroin Possession in New Jersey

January 28, 2023

New Jersey lists the possession of heroin as a third-degree crime. Understanding the different levels of charges and their potential consequences is important if you’re dealing with pending heroin possession charges. This can help you evaluate your legal options and consider any legal defense you may have available. Potential Consequences for Possession of Heroin In most cases, the possession of…

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

January 14, 2023

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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FAQ: New Jersey Gun Permit Laws

December 10, 2022

Do you have questions about the gun permit laws in New Jersey?  Learn everything you need to know about New Jersey gun permits, including state laws, costs, and restrictions in today’s blog post. We’ll also cover some of the most frequently asked questions NJ residents have when it comes to New Jersey gun permits.  What are New Jersey’s Gun Permit…

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Common Crimes Committed During the Holidays

November 26, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, which means long afternoons spent shopping and weekends hosting family and friends. You might also be surprised to learn that the holidays also mean an increase in crimes. Learn what crimes are most common during the holiday season and what you should do if you’re arrested.  These are some of the most common crimes…

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Should You Answer Police Questions Without an Attorney Present?

October 22, 2022

Do you know your rights if you’re arrested? Do you know which questions you’re legally required to answer and if the police can question you before you ask for a lawyer? These are all important things to consider so you’re prepared if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re being questioned by the police. Why Do Police Ask…

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How to Obtain a Civil Reservation in New Jersey

October 10, 2022

A civil reservation is a crucial part of a criminal case that involves injuries. If you’re being charged with an indictable crime in New Jersey, you may be subject to expensive fines in addition to your charges. It is important to understand what a civil reservation is and how it fits into your case. What is a Civil Reservation and…

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5 Most Common Student Crimes

September 28, 2022

While college is an opportunity for young adults to enjoy life outside their parents’ home for the first time and to make mistakes while learning to be an adult before starting their post-college career, some college students end up taking the fun too far. Unfortunately, some college students will engage in behaviors that constitute criminal activity. Here are five of…

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How Legal Issues Affect School

September 15, 2022

Unfortunately, a juvenile who is arrested for a criminal offense may experience consequences far beyond fines, probation, community service, or even incarceration. A criminal record can have long-lasting effects on a juvenile’s education and schooling prospects. College Admissions and Alcohol or Drug Related Offenses Juveniles can be arrested, charged, and adjudicated delinquent for a wide range of alcohol- and drug-related…

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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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