New Jersey’s New Use of Force Dashboard Tracks All Police Incidents Involving Physical Force Applied to Suspects

For several years, pressure has been increasing on police agencies across the country to keep a more thorough and accurate accounting of incidents in which police use force against members of the public. New Jersey has responded to this call for accountability by introducing an interactive database cataloging every occasion on which a New Jersey «more»

By |2021-04-21T11:38:00-04:00April 21st, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on New Jersey’s New Use of Force Dashboard Tracks All Police Incidents Involving Physical Force Applied to Suspects

Home Security Video in New Jersey

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And now, video can be priceless. Surveillance cameras capture video everyday all over the country. There are cameras on public streets that capture videos of accidents at intersections and speeding vehicles. Offices and business districts have security to record both inside and outside their buildings. Police «more»

By |2021-03-31T10:16:15-04:00March 31st, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Home Security Video in New Jersey

New Jersey’s New “Clean Slate” Expungement Law

There is no good reason to have a criminal record. People who have been convicted of certain crimes in New Jersey can have their record expunged after a certain period of time. People who have had their charges dismissed are immediately eligible to have their record expunged. How do you know if and when you «more»

By |2021-03-16T10:22:57-04:00March 16th, 2021|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on New Jersey’s New “Clean Slate” Expungement Law

New Jersey to Educate Drivers About Being Pulled Over

Motor vehicle stops happen to be the number one way that Americans come into contact with police. New Jersey drivers will shortly be given more information about all of their responsibilities, rights and liberties during traffic stops. «more»

By |2021-01-11T13:59:01-04:00January 11th, 2021|Automobile Litigation, Criminal Defense, DUI, New Jersey motor vehicle accident attorney|Comments Off on New Jersey to Educate Drivers About Being Pulled Over

NJ War On Drugs

Will Communities Targeted by War on Drugs in NJ Receive Reparations Payments to support social justice reforms, funding health, legal aid, literacy workforce training? On election day last month, the citizens of New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana via amendment to the state constitution, making New Jersey the first state in the Mid-Atlantic region «more»

By |2020-12-29T16:18:00-04:00January 4th, 2021|Criminal Defense, Firm News|Comments Off on NJ War On Drugs

Top 10 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Criminal Defense in New Jersey

Email me Report on the Top 10 Mistakes that Kill NJ Criminal Defenses Now! Perfect! Just fill out the form below to make sure you check your email immediately to receive your report about the Top 10 Mistakes that Kill a NJ Criminal Defense! The author Howard Lesnik is a board-certified criminal trial «more»

By |2020-12-26T16:34:41-04:00December 17th, 2020|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Top 10 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Criminal Defense in New Jersey

New Jersey to Resume Trials with Virtual Jury Selection

The Covid-19 pandemic abruptly shut down all New Jersey courts in March 2020. The wheels of justice screeched to a halt and all municipal, criminal and civil proceedings were put on hold for the health crisis. This left the courthouse doors closed for all litigants in New Jersey. No in-person proceedings where permitted and the «more»

By |2020-10-14T21:21:17-04:00October 14th, 2020|Criminal Defense, Firm News|Comments Off on New Jersey to Resume Trials with Virtual Jury Selection

New Jersey Disorderly Persons Offense Charges

A disorderly persons offense is the type of criminal charge in the New Jersey legal system that would in many other states be classified as a misdemeanor; a step below a felony charge in severity, but still carrying the potential for jail time, fines, and a criminal record that can impact a person’s professional and «more»

By |2020-12-26T16:19:53-04:00September 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on New Jersey Disorderly Persons Offense Charges

Wrongful Death and Criminal Charges: NJ Senate Passes New Hazing Bill

Traditions and rituals form the framework on which culture rests; they foster and reinforce group identity and create continuity with the past. But not all rituals and traditions are valuable, acceptable, or safe. Hazing rituals, often associated with college fraternities and school sports teams, are generally humiliating, often dangerous, and – as the 2017 death «more»

By |2020-07-03T15:23:32-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Criminal Defense, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Wrongful Death and Criminal Charges: NJ Senate Passes New Hazing Bill

Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ

Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ If you fail to go quietly along with police officers when they are trying to arrest you, it is considered ‘resisting arrest.’ These charges often come about through a misunderstanding, but the penalties for this charge in New Jersey can be quite severe. If you are convicted of this charge, «more»

By |2021-01-11T20:56:00-04:00June 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ