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  • How to Defend Against Tax Fraud 

    October 26, 2022

    Tax fraud is a crime that can be charged at the state or federal level. Whether you are under investigation by the IRS or by the New Jersey Department of Revenue, you need to take the possibility of prosecution for tax fraud seriously. Not all instances of mistakes on tax returns are intentional, so it […]

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  • How Many Years Can the IRS Go Back to Find Fraud?

    October 06, 2022

    In recent years, the IRS and the U.S. Department of Justice have put a renewed focus on investigating and prosecuting cases of federal tax fraud. Particular types of tax fraud that federal investigators are focusing on include payroll tax fraud, offshore tax fraud, and stolen identity tax fraud. Every year, the DOJ investigates and prosecutes […]

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  • What to Expect if You’re Charged With Heroin Possession and Distribution

    September 28, 2022

    In an attempt to overcome an increasing number of heroin overdoses, New Jersey has taken a strict stance on heroin possession and distribution. Heroin possession and distribution charges can lead to jail time and expensive fines. It’s crucial to explore your options if you’re being charged with heroin possession. New Jersey Consequences for Heroin Possession […]

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  • DWI with Minor Passenger Penalties

    September 08, 2022

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in New Jersey can be severe on their own. Some details may also exacerbate the consequences of a DWI, like having a minor passenger in the vehicle with you at the time of your arrest. Potential Charges for a DWI with a Minor Passenger A driver accused of driving while […]

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  • Conditional Dismissal for New Jersey Shoplifting Charges

    August 12, 2022

    Most people don’t realize the severe consequences that come with shoplifting charges when they’re in the moment. It’s not until you’re arrested and in front of a judge that you find out that shoplifting charges can affect your future. The good news is that you don’t have to let a mistake leave you with criminal […]

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Juvenile Marijuana Possession

    August 01, 2022

    Marijuana possession charges have changed significantly over the last couple of years. The state of New Jersey recently legalized recreational marijuana use for anyone over the age of 21 years. However, the state does have strict rules on where you can purchase marijuana, when you can use it, and how much you can carry with […]

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  • Common Summer Crimes

    July 16, 2022

    Summer is a time for summer vacations and weekends spent around the pool. But did you know that the summer months also lead to an increase in crimes? Some crimes are more likely to occur in the summer. Knowing what the most common summer crimes are and what you can do to prevent them can […]

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  • 5 Tips for Avoiding a DUI This Summer

    July 03, 2022

    Did you know that a DUI charge in New Jersey can lead to expensive fines and jail time? You may even lose your driver’s license, which could affect your ability to hold down a job or manage your family duties. Summer is a time when many New Jersey police departments ramp up DUI checkpoints to […]

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  • How to Get Shoplifting Charges Dismissed

    June 28, 2022

    Most people who are charged with shoplifting regret their decision immediately after. A large percentage of people who receive shoplifting charges are teenagers who may not realize the impact these kinds of charges will have on their futures. These charges can follow you around and affect your employment opportunities. So, if there a way for […]

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  • Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in New Jersey

    June 08, 2022

    Auto insurance is a requirement in New Jersey. Failing to carry auto insurance while driving a vehicle can not only put you at a financial risk, but also a legal one. In today’s blog, we discuss the penalties for driving without insurance in New Jersey.  New Jersey Car Insurance Requirements Not only is car insurance […]

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Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
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