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    • Simple Assault

      Tempers flare. Threats get made. A punch gets thrown. Someone screams. And suddenly the police are on the scene. The charge could be simple assault. Maybe. There is nothing simple about simple assault under New Jersey law. For one thing, the victim doesn't even have to be injured. For another thing, the charge may depend on the victim's job. Or, it might turn on what the assailant said or whether ...
    • Shoplifting

      Shoplifting is no longer a minor offense in New Jersey. The value of goods stolen as a result of retail theft in America is estimated to be $36 billion a year. Paramus, New Jersey, for example, has the largest dollar amount of retail sales of any ZIP Code in America and the highest number of thefts of any municipality in Bergen County. As a result of huge amount of losses suffered by retailers ...
    • New Jersey Cracks Down on DUI/DWI Offenders

      Recently, states across the nation have toughened their DUI/DWI laws in an effort to reduce repeat offenses, prevent accidents and encourage drivers to think twice before drinking and driving. New Jersey has proved no exception to this trend as it strengthened its DUI/DWI punishment scheme on several fronts shortly after the first of the year. Backlash Against the Crusader The media has reported ...

    Criminal Defense

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    • Can a NJ Defendant Claim Insanity for a DWI?

      A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge can lead to some severe penalties in the state of New Jersey. As such, many defendants and defense attorneys have pursued a variety of defenses when facing a DWI criminal charge. One of the potential defenses for any crime is the insanity defense, or whether or not a defendant was incapable of understanding the wrongful nature of their conduct at the time ...
    • New Jersey Bail Reform in 2017

      Taking effect in January 2017, major changes are happening to New Jersey’s bail system. New Jersey voters approved a 2014 amendment which eradicated the state constitutional right to bail that allows defendants to be released from jail on bail unless they didn’t have the money. Instead of a judge setting a monetary bail, courts will rate defendants based on security risks. The following is a ...
    • What Happens When You're Added to the NJ Sex Offender Registry

      Sex crime convictions in New Jersey can be severe, including lengthy jail sentences and steep fines with the possibility of additional restitutions paid to the alleged victim. Arguably the most damaging of penalties, however, is the mandatory registration to the New Jersey sex offender list . Even people convicted of low-level, nonviolent sex crimes, such as public lewdness , will need to ...

    Drug Charges

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    • 5 New Jersey residents arrested in heroin bust

      Five New Jersey residents, including three members of the same family, were busted on heroin and other drug charges on March 3. The arrests were the culmination of an investigation by agencies in multiple counties, including Ocean County, Burlington County and Atlantic County. According to authorities, a raid conducted at the Washington Township home of an alleged heroin kingpin turned up around ...
    • New Jersey authorities bust massive drug ring

      According to New Jersey authorities, 12 men have been indicted on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly running an online cocaine and designer drug business. The busts led to the seizure of $1.2 million, which is one of the biggest cash hauls in state law enforcement history. A 31-year-old Lake Hopatcong man was allegedly the leader of the group. He is charged with being the leader of a ...
    • 4 men face charges following drug bust

      Following an undercover drug investigation that took place in 2014 in New Jersey, four men entered a guilty plea for their alleged involvement in what law enforcement officials say was a major drug trafficking ring in Burlington and Ocean counties. Both federal and state officials led the investigation known as "Operation Speed Racer". According to authorities, the men were charged after an ...

    Drunk Driving

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    • A Guide to DWI License Suspensions in New Jersey

      Arguably one of the most devastating consequences of an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the resulting driver’s license suspension. As if the threat of criminal consequences and expensive fines were not reason to worry enough, losing one’s driving privileges can be devastating to a person’s mobility and hinder their ability to travel to places such ...
    • Drunk driving case may change loaner car policies

      Auto dealers and repair facilities in New Jersey and around the country may soon be asking a lot more questions before providing their customers with loaner vehicles. Loaner car agreements are likely to be scrutinized in the wake of a Texas appeals court decision that will allow a lawsuit filed against a Chrysler dealer in the state be heard by a jury. The dealer is being sued because its allowed ...
    • New Jersey high school teacher charged with DWI

      On the night of Jan. 13, a New Jersey high school teacher was charged with drunk driving in Lodi. According to authorities, the female suspect stopped her vehicle on the 200 block of Church Street and proceeded to get into a verbal altercation with a resident standing nearby. Responding police officers gave the suspect, a 40-year-old Lodi resident, several field sobriety tests, which she allegedly ...

    DUI/DWI

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    • Five Tips to Avoid a DUI This Summer

      Summer is full of celebrations. In addition to the popular Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Independence Day holidays, lots of New Jersey residents choose to enjoy the warm weather with barbecues, pool parties, and other get-togethers with family and friends. These numerous occasions mean lots of alcohol will be consumed over the next several months, and that means law enforcement will be increasing ...
    • Can a NJ Defendant Claim Insanity for a DWI?

      A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge can lead to some severe penalties in the state of New Jersey. As such, many defendants and defense attorneys have pursued a variety of defenses when facing a DWI criminal charge. One of the potential defenses for any crime is the insanity defense, or whether or not a defendant was incapable of understanding the wrongful nature of their conduct at the time ...
    • When Is an Ignition Interlock Device Required?

      An ignition interlock device (IID) is a breathalyzer installed into an individual’s vehicle. It requires the driver to blow into a mouthpiece on the device before starting the vehicle. If the device detects a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than is programmed into the device, it will prevent the car from being started. If you’ve been charged and convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), a ...

    Expungement

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    • Erase Your NJ Criminal Record Through Expungement

      Arrests and criminal convictions rarely only affect a person’s life while their criminal case is open or while they are serving their sentence. Depending on the severity of the offense, a past arrest or criminal charge can negatively impact a person’s life for years to come, hindering their employment prospects and preventing them from re-assimilating into society. Fortunately, certain individuals ...

    License Suspensions

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    • A Guide to DWI License Suspensions in New Jersey

      Arguably one of the most devastating consequences of an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the resulting driver’s license suspension. As if the threat of criminal consequences and expensive fines were not reason to worry enough, losing one’s driving privileges can be devastating to a person’s mobility and hinder their ability to travel to places such ...

    Probation

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    • How Can Probation Be Violated?

      Being granted probation instead of jail time following a criminal conviction can feel like a weight is lifted off your shoulders. Instead of going behind bars for a year or so, you get to stay in your home and neighborhood, living as you normally would – with a few stipulations. The average probation will come with a few or all of these common condition requirements: Regular meetings with an ...

    Sex Crimes

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    • What Happens When You're Added to the NJ Sex Offender Registry

      Sex crime convictions in New Jersey can be severe, including lengthy jail sentences and steep fines with the possibility of additional restitutions paid to the alleged victim. Arguably the most damaging of penalties, however, is the mandatory registration to the New Jersey sex offender list . Even people convicted of low-level, nonviolent sex crimes, such as public lewdness , will need to ...
    • Man faces sex charges after being caught with teen

      A New Jersey man was taken into custody for sex offenses and other charges after police investigating a possible car accident found him in the company of a 16-year-old girl on March 11. The suspect, age 32, met the teen online. According to reports, Florham Park police received a report about a damaged vehicle sitting in the parking lot of a local recreation facility. Responding officers ...
    • 3 men sentenced to prison for failing to register new addresses

      It was reported Feb. 22 that three individuals who were on the New Jersey sex offender list were sent to jail after they did not update their addresses. All sex offenders must keep their addresses updated under Megan's Law. The three cases were not related. One 38-year-old man from Toms River pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to failing to register his new address in October. He was sentenced to 364 days in ...

    White Collar Crimes

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    • Fraud charges can affect others in an organization

      Individuals involved in running a business or organization with other people run the risk of being accused of wrongdoing when one of the owners or organizers is charged with fraud and other crimes. New Jersey charity organizers can learn a lesson from a recent case in which commission of a federal crime by one of two charity organizers could have had dire consequences for the other one. A ...
    • New Jersey man facing fraud and money laundering charges

      A 67-year-old New Jersey man was taken into custody on March 16 on charges that he funneled more than $5 million from his payroll company in order to finance his lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors say that the man used the money to make investments, place a deposit on a Florida house worth $1.8 million and pay for cars, boats and aircraft. The man's attorney said in a statement that her client accepted ...
    • Trump University accused of defrauding over 5,000 people

      Headlines in New Jersey newspapers might be full of campaign promises from presidential candidate Donald Trump, but former students of Trump University have accused him and his now-closed institution of fraud. The New York State attorney general plans to continue prosecuting the state's civil fraud case against Trump University now that it has survived a review by an appeals court. Although no ...
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