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Keep Your Distance

As the coronavirus pandemic has raged throughout New Jersey and the rest of the nation during the past year, Governor Phil Murphy has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to check the spread of this disease in the Garden State. Some of the Executi ...

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, it is unlawful to obtain or possess a controlled substance unless that substance was obtained by a valid prescription from a practitioner. Despite other states recently legalizing marijuana, New Jersey still considers marijuana a controll ...

How to challenge a DWI charge

Seeing flashing red lights in your rearview mirror is a quick way to ruin your night. They also can have a devastating effect on your life if they result in a DWI charge.  The penalties for a first-time DWI conviction can mean a suspended license, an ...

A Rising Trend of Tracking “Problem Officers”

Police officers play a vital role in the apprehension, including the initial investigation and arrest, of suspected criminals.  However, law enforcement is often further called upon to provide their insight via courtroom testimony. Attorneys in the ...

How Reliable Are Eyewitnesses?

The reliability of eyewitnesses in identifying a criminal suspect remains a constant source of debate.  Yet, continuing research over this complex topic is revealing surprising, albeit subjective, results. Eyewitness identifications are actually bro ...

Distracted Driving In New Jersey: What You Need to Know

Distracted driving can be extremely dangerous.  According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, over 25 percent of motor vehicle accidents in the United States are the result of a distracted driving.  Nationwide, over 3,000 people were killed in ...

Removal from sex offense registration

We are approaching what many people feel is the official start of the long holiday season in the U.S. It begins with Halloween on Oct. 31. Tradition calls for children to mark Halloween night by dressing in costumes and going door to door for treats. Some ...

Should I worry if my corporation faces white collar charges?

People convicted of crimes face possible prison time when convicted of a crime. Companies can face criminal charges, as well. While a company won’t go to jail, consequences of conviction can result in serious penalties that scuttle business potentia ...

Yes, you should always fight drunk driving charges

No matter the circumstances behind your drunk driving arrest, or how strong the evidence is against you, it’s always wise to fight the charges rather than bury your head in the sand and hope for the best. Doing so only hands the prosecution an easy ...

Breaking free of the criminal record ball and chain

The ball and chain image enjoys a long history in U.S. iconography. It can mean many things. In the context of criminal law, it tends to serve as a visual cue that the person wearing it stands convicted of some charge. For the person it’s attached t ...

Supreme Court: Get a warrant before pulling phone location data

In what is considered a major victory for privacy rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement must generally obtain a warrant before accessing cellphone location data. This data, which Chief Justice John Roberts called “detailed, e ...

Accused of a DUI? Your future isn’t necessarily ruined

It’s only natural to assume that if someone is charged with drunk driving, both their short-and long-term futures are damaged. This common perception is perpetually reinforced by the celebrity mugshots and daily media coverage that DUIs and DWIs rec ...

Speeding Violations and New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission

In New Jersey, receiving a ticket for speeding not only results in fines, but also motor vehicle penalty points that accumulate with each violation. The number of points a driver receives increases with excess speeds within New Jersey. A driver who is t ...

Reckless Driving in New Jersey

In New Jersey, a person is guilty of reckless driving if they “drive[] a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person property[.]” N.J ...