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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

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 Police Use of Force

NJ Police Use-of-Force Guidelines to Change in Response to George Floyd Tragedy New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on June 2, 2020 that the state’s use of force guidelines for police will be revised and updated. This change, the first update to these guidelines in twenty years, comes in response to the most recent «more»

By |2021-01-11T20:52:56-04:00June 26th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on New Jersey Police Use of Force

Settlements for Zantac Claims in New Jersey

The FDA recently notified the nation that Zantac medication contains small amounts of a potential poisonous compound. This carcinogen was found in Ranitidine medication brand named Zantac. The FDA is presently analyzing the risk to U.S. patients and immediately demanded the removal of Zantac medication from all pharmacies and drug stores in the United States. «more»

By |2020-04-24T14:45:00-04:00April 24th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on Settlements for Zantac Claims in New Jersey

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 |2021-01-11T20:56:53-04:00April 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 |2021-01-11T20:57:56-04:00March 28th, 2020|Criminal Defense, Firm News|Comments Off on How Does The COVID-19 Outbreak Affect My Criminal Case in NJ?

Coronavirus Legal Resource Center

The Law Office of Howard P. Lesnik, LLC and the website www.mynjinjurylawyer.com will remain open and fully operational for legal services. The widespread pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is now one of the most serious worldwide health-emergency in over a century and is impacting every person’s lives throughout New Jersey, the United States and the «more»

By |2020-03-21T14:13:15-04:00March 19th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on Coronavirus Legal Resource Center

New DWI Law goes into Effect for New Jersey

The new drunk driving laws for New Jersey go into effect on Sunday, December 1, 2019. This is something to keep in mind when you’re toasting your next glass during the 2019 holiday season in New Jersey. In New Jersey, DWIs are based in part on your Blood Alcohol Reading (BAC). If police suspect that «more»

By |2020-01-30T04:20:56-04:00December 1st, 2019|Firm News|Comments Off on New DWI Law goes into Effect for New Jersey

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 |2021-01-11T21:06:44-04:00November 13th, 2019|Criminal Defense, Firm News, Success Stories|Comments Off on Unlawful Police Search and Seizure Kicked by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Halloween Safety for Trick-Or-Treaters in New Jersey

There is nothing to cackle about when it comes to children’s safety when trick-or-treating on Halloween in New Jersey. During the holidays, the risk that a child will be injured or killed by a car triples. During Halloween, young children between the ages of 4 and 8 are 10 times more likely to be injured «more»

By |2020-01-30T11:31:11-04:00October 30th, 2019|Firm News|Comments Off on Halloween Safety for Trick-Or-Treaters in New Jersey