What is the Graves Act?

March 1, 2021

The Graves Act refers to the state law in New Jersey governing firearms and weapons criminal offenses. The Graves Act is considered one of the most strict criminal weapons statutes of any state in the country. The Graves Act is notable because it requires violators to serve lengthy prison sentences, which include significant periods of parole ineligibility. The Graves’ Act’s…

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Can You Buy Legal Marijuana in New Jersey?

February 23, 2021

As of Monday, February 22, 2021 marijuana is officially legal in the state of New Jersey – but what does that mean for those who have existing criminal records for marijuana possession? Will your record be automatically expunged now that marijuana has finally been legalized? Can you still go to jail for possession of it? Continue reading to learn more…

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New Jersey Self Protection Law

October 23, 2020

Let’s explore New Jersey Self Protection Law. This is the second in a series of blogs related to self-defense. My first installment related to self-defense against an intruder on your property. This installment is self-defense in self-protection in other locations. Remember the standards applied are different depending upon the circumstances you find yourself in. Defending yourself against an intruder in…

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NJ Laws Regarding Use of Force Upon an Intruder

April 20, 2020

Let’s explore the NJ laws regarding use of force upon an intruder in your home. There are varying types of Self-defense in New Jersey for various types of situations and locations. I am going to write a series of blogs discussing these defenses to try and clarify some concerns that some of my clients have expressed. For my first installment,…

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