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  • The Impact of Technology on Sex Crime Cases in NJ

    October 11, 2023

    In our digital age, technology has pervaded every facet of life, altering the landscape of various fields, including the legal realm. New Jersey, like many other states, has seen a significant transformation in the way sex crime cases are approached, largely due to technological advancements. At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we aim to […]

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  • Most Common Tax Crimes in New Jersey

    January 10, 2023

    Tax season may seem like it’s a long time away. As the holiday season flies by, the IRS due date will be here before you know it. Now is a good time to review some of the most common tax crimes committed in New Jersey. While most tax crimes are intentional, crimes may also include […]

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  • New Jersey’s Strangulation Statute

    December 07, 2022

    New Jersey recently amended its strangulation statute to increase the grading of the criminal offense under state law.  Grading of Strangulation Charge Recently Increased in New Jersey In July 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that increased the grading of the offense of assault by strangulation from a third-degree crime to a second-degree crime. […]

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  • Consequences of Criminal Trespassing With No Prior History

    November 11, 2022

    If you’re convicted of criminal trespassing in New Jersey, you could be met with harsh consequences so understanding your legal charges, as well as your options, is important. What is Criminal Trespassing? Criminal trespassing refers to entering a property in which you don’t have permission. Criminal trespassing in New Jersey can be categorized as either […]

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  • NJ Construction Company Owner Charged with Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud

    November 02, 2022

    A federal grand jury recently charged the owner of a New Jersey construction company with tax crimes and bankruptcy fraud. Landing, NJ Man Charged with Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud The indictment, unsealed on October 20th, charged Zeki Donuk of Landing, NJ, with tax evasion, failure to pay employment taxes, making false statements in bankruptcy, and […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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