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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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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