Opening Statements in Criminal Trials

After the jury is selected, the first time they get to hear from the attorneys is during opening statements. Every criminal trial kicks-off with opening statements. The prosecutor goes first and gets to make the first impression before the jury. The prosecutor explains the criminal charges against the defendant and why the defendant is guilty. «more»

By |2019-08-02T17:00:42-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Opening Statements in Criminal Trials

Underage Gambling in New Jersey

All bets are off for gambling if you’re under 21 in New Jersey. This is especially true at Casinos in Atlantic City. We’ve all watched plenty of Hollywood Blockbusters to see how high-tech video surveillance at casinos can be. Security watches everyone who places a bet or pulls a slot machine handle. As soon as «more»

By |2019-01-17T17:12:00-04:00December 9th, 2018|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Underage Gambling in New Jersey

More Than 20K DWI Cases May Be Dismissed After State Trooper Scandal

NJ State Trooper Scandal Jeopardizes DWI Cases Mountainside, NJ – On November 13, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State Police’s failure to properly calibrate breath-testing machines in DWI cases means 20,667 cases must be retried or dismissed. The court’s ruling ended the legal battle over the requirements for the machines «more»

By |2019-04-25T17:23:15-04:00November 28th, 2018|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on More Than 20K DWI Cases May Be Dismissed After State Trooper Scandal

The New Jersey Graves Act

The State of New Jersey passed the Graves Act in order to provide for mandatory lengthy prison sentences with no possibility of early parole. The Graves Act applies to almost all firearms offenses and violent criminal offenses in NJ. The Graves Act was even enlarged to allow for mandatory prison sentences for BB guns and «more»

By |2018-12-09T00:23:28-04:00November 12th, 2018|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on The New Jersey Graves Act

New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program

New Jersey offers a diversionary program for first-time criminal defendants called Pretrial Intervention (PTI). There is no good reason to have a criminal conviction on your record. PTI is an opportunity for people with no record to avoid a conviction. Prosecutors have the discretion on which charges to prosecute, downgrade or dismiss. Prosecutors have the «more»

By |2018-11-26T18:27:41-04:00November 12th, 2018|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program

What You Should Do When You are Charged with Road Rage

New Jersey law takes road rage or aggressive driving very seriously. If you are charged with aggressive driving or road rage, your future may take a turn for the worse. Road rage charges may result in a prosecution for a third-degree crime, where you could face three to five years in jail and a fine «more»

By |2019-02-14T13:03:51-04:00October 20th, 2018|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on What You Should Do When You are Charged with Road Rage