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  • Understanding Your Rights in New Jersey: Navigating the Complexities of Murder Charges

    January 10, 2024

    Facing a murder charge in New Jersey is a profoundly serious matter. It’s a situation fraught with complexities, both legal and emotional, and one that demands the utmost attention and expertise. At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we understand the gravity of such charges and the overwhelming burden they place on the accused and […]

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  • Comprehensive Guide to Search and Seizure Laws in New Jersey

    December 20, 2023

    Understanding Your Rights in Search and Seizure Cases Search and seizure laws are pivotal in safeguarding the rights of individuals in New Jersey. These laws are designed to protect citizens from unwarranted government intrusion and privacy violations. Knowing your rights under these laws is crucial, as it empowers you to assert and protect your constitutional […]

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  • The Right to a Speedy Trial in New Jersey: What Does It Really Mean?

    December 06, 2023

    The concept of a “speedy trial” is a fundamental aspect of the criminal justice system, ensuring that individuals accused of crimes are not left in legal limbo for an extended period. When it comes to New Jersey, this constitutional right is granted both at the federal and state levels. In this comprehensive guide, we will […]

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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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