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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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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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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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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What to Do if Your Teen is Arrested This Summer

July 15, 2021

In New Jersey, the summer season is in full swing. For teens, the summer is when they can cut loose and have a good time with their friends without having to worry about homework or getting up early. Unfortunately, due to peer pressure and the desire to fit in, many teens will experiment with drugs and alcohol or other types…

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Overview of the Jessica Lunsford Act

June 16, 2021

The previous governor of New Jersey enacted the Jessica Lunsford Act on June 2, 2014. This action made New Jersey the 45th state to sign the act into effect. This act was signed into effect to increase criminal penalties for those charged with aggravated sexual assault on victims 13 years or younger. Recent Updates to the Jessica Lunsford Act Since…

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