Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Simple Assault Charges in NJ – What You Should Know

Simple assault in New Jersey may be just a misdemeanor. But if you charged with it, you should seek the counsel of a criminal defense attorney. A person is charged with simple assault when he or she is accused of attempting to injure or cause bodily harm to another person knowingly, unknowingly or due to recklessness. Simple assault also covers any actions of a person that are menacing and instill fear of possible bodily harm in another person.

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Six Steps to Take After Being Accused of Narcotics Possession

An old adage “knowledge is power” is especially apt in context of drug arrest. Hence, current defendants and uncharged law-abiding citizens are strongly advised to carefully read and completely heed the list below of six steps to take after being accused of narcotics possession.

1. Minimize case compromise from consensual cooperation

Believe it or not, most criminal cases are built by the accused parties. This widespread paradox results from popular but misguided belief that cooperating with Read more […]

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Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of New Jersey? As you certainly know by now, your situation is quite serious. Your financial security can be shaken by costly fines and insurance surcharges. Your job and way of life hang in the balance as you face the very real threat of a lengthy license suspension. Worse yet, you face the possibility of a jail sentence. You need a lawyer and you need one NOW. It is crucial to hire a New Jersey DWI lawyer Read more […]

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Will Marijuana Use Become Legal in New Jersey?

A bipartisan coalition of New Jersey lawmakers are supporting legislation that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, provided the voters agree.

The bill, A-2842, would schedule a referendum on whether to amend the criminal statutes to erase penalties for possession of an ounce or less of the drug. Currently, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana for personal use constitutes a disorderly persons offense in NJ (2C:35-10). A conviction here carries a possible one-year Read more […]

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What To Do If You Are Accused Of Shoplifting

Being accused of shoplifting can be a very traumatic and frightening experience. There are many reasons that people steal from stores. It could be out of extreme necessity or just for the mere thrill of it. Whatever the reasons, if you are caught shoplifting, it is important to know your rights and what to do if you are accused of shoplifting.

When Can a Store Detain You?

It is important to know when and how a store can detain you. In order to be detained, the store must have probable cause Read more […]

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