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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Can I Travel Out of State While on Probation?

May 24, 2022

Probation can limit your ability to travel. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that travel isn’t possible while on probation.  How to Travel Out of State While on Probation It may be possible to travel out of state while on probation. However, it’s important to receive approval prior to travel. Otherwise, you could be charged with violating your probation. To travel…

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Everything You Need to Know Now That Marijuana Sales Are Legal in NJ

May 1, 2022

As of April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents 21 years and older can legally purchase recreational marijuana. However, there are still some laws surrounding the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana you need to familiarize yourself with if you plan to purchase.  Marijuana Dispensaries Open in New Jersey The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission has issued a total of seven…

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Newark, NJ Police Officer Charged With Sex Crime Against Uber Driver

March 7, 2022

A police officer employed by the Newark Police department was arrested recently and accused of a sex crime with an Uber driver. The 23-year-old police officer is being charged with criminal sexual contact. The victim, a 36-year-old Uber driver, is accusing the police officer of a sexual crime after identifying himself as a police officer. The police officer is being…

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Penalties For Heroin Possession in New Jersey

January 28, 2022

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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Terroristic Threats And Stalking Charges (What to Do If You’re Charged)

January 16, 2022

Making threats or stalking can lead to expensive fines and even jail time. Learn more about what constitutes terroristic threats and stalking charges in New Jersey. What are Terroristic Threats? Terroristic threats include any threats that indicate an intent to cause an evacuation of a building with the purpose of terrorizing. This may include bomb threats or any situation in…

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