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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 |2020-09-01T12:25:30-04:00September 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 |2020-06-03T08:51:47-04:00June 1st, 2020|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ

Compassionate Release for New Jersey Inmates

The NJ Supreme Court Order The New Jersey Supreme Court issued an order on March 22, 2020, which allowed the suspension or termination of county jail sentences for many  inmates. This order was entered after an agreement was reached between the New Jersey Attorney General, the ACLU, the County Prosecutors, and the Public Defender. As «more»

By |2020-04-20T23:35:42-04:00April 20th, 2020|Criminal Defense, Firm News|Comments Off on Compassionate Release for New Jersey Inmates

How Does The COVID-19 Outbreak Affect My Criminal Case in NJ?

On March 21, 2020, New Jersey’s governor signed an Order requiring everyone to stay at home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to “flatten the curve.” This means that everyone must stay home and quarantine, unless they need essential services, medical attention, or are employed as essential workers for NJ. «more»

By |2020-03-28T15:27:22-04:00March 28th, 2020|Criminal Defense, Firm News|Comments Off on How Does The COVID-19 Outbreak Affect My Criminal Case in NJ?

Do You Need A Lawyer For Municipal Court?

No one is required to hire a lawyer to appear for your case in municipal court. However, many traffic and criminal offenses carry serious penalties. You should always consult with an attorney to discuss the penalties you may face before you appear in municipal court. Just like you would never operate on yourself if you «more»

By |2020-01-30T04:20:31-04:00January 9th, 2020|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Do You Need A Lawyer For Municipal Court?

How to Choose an Attorney for Your New Jersey Criminal Law Case

If you or a family member are facing an investigation for criminal charges or even arrested and charged with a criminal offense – you need legal representation. The Constitution guarantees you the right to an attorney of your choice. In order to assess your rights and all potential defenses, you will need to consult with «more»

By |2020-01-30T04:21:09-04:00November 21st, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on How to Choose an Attorney for Your New Jersey Criminal Law Case

Unlawful Police Search and Seizure Kicked by the New Jersey Supreme Court

I represented a person who was stopped by police without a search warrant and without any reasonable suspicion. The police stopped my client while he was just standing on the sidewalk. They did not observe him engage in any illegal or criminal activity. When my client started to walk away, four police officers approached him «more»

By |2020-01-30T04:21:17-04:00November 13th, 2019|Criminal Defense, Firm News, Success Stories|Comments Off on Unlawful Police Search and Seizure Kicked by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Motions to Suppress in New Jersey

One of the greatest protections in our Constitution is the right for every person to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that the police cannot search your home, your car, or your person, without a search warrant. In certain situations, police can conduct a search without a search warrant, but these searches «more»

By |2020-01-30T04:21:26-04:00November 13th, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Motions to Suppress in New Jersey

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 |2020-01-30T11:45:47-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Opening Statements in Criminal Trials