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  • Flattening the Coronavirus Curve by Reducing NJ’s Jail Population

    April 01, 2020

    How has the global coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? The majority of us have experienced a drastic reduction in our freedoms. Suddenly, we’re not allowed to move around freely in our own towns, attend school, or even go to work. For others, though, the coronavirus pandemic means an opportunity to leave jail and return to […]

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  • What is the Punishment for Criminal Mischief in New Jersey?

    February 10, 2020

    Criminal mischief covers crimes of property destruction in New Jersey. When someone is charged with defacing or destroying property, they might face legal fines, criminal charges, jail time, and a permanent record. It is important to understand what criminal mischief charges include and the potential consequences for each type of criminal charge. Types of Criminal […]

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  • New Jersey Shoplifting: Penalties

    February 01, 2020

    Shoplifting is often defined as the action of, or the intent of, taking an item, without paying for the item. The potential penalties of shoplifting vary from state to state, so it is important to know the charges that you are facing and your potential penalties. New Jersey’s Laws Regarding Shoplifting In New Jersey, individuals […]

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  • Facts About Shoplifting

    June 19, 2018

    Despite being viewed as a juvenile offense by society, shoplifting is a serious crime that costs businesses millions of dollars a day. Broadly speaking, shoplifting occurs when a person takes merchandise out of a store without paying for it. Courtrooms, judges and store owners do not believe shoplifting is a victimless crime because the costs […]

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  • Police Departments to Utilize Footage from Privately-Owned Cameras

    April 26, 2018

    Surveillance camera footage from convenience stores, airports and other areas have been invaluable for law enforcement in catching criminals or providing crucial evidence of wrongdoing. Police officers know how important video footage can be, but it’s not feasible to place security cameras throughout neighborhoods, streets and towns. Recently, police departments throughout New Jersey have come […]

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  • Criminal Penalties for Shoplifting Convictions

    April 12, 2018

    While many consider shoplifting to be a juvenile or minor offense, the crime comes with serious penalties in the state of New Jersey. An individual can be arrested and charged for shoplifting when they’ve attempted to remove a store’s theft-prevention devices, altered any price tags, taken merchandise out of the store without paying or removed […]

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  • How Voluntary Treatment Can Help Your Criminal Defense Case

    March 16, 2018

    According to recent research, a prison sentence of fewer than six months can end up doing more harm than good for the person incarcerated. Statistics show that these people with short prison sentences tend to lead a more dysfunctional life after, meaning they are more likely to go back to criminal behaviors after being released. […]

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  • To Exercise Your Right to Be Silent, Speak Up

    December 30, 2017

    Thanks to television crime and legal shows, nearly everyone recognizes the phrase “you have the right to remain silent….” This right (along with the right to a lawyer during questioning) are known as the “Miranda rights,” after the 1966 Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. Your Miranda rights apply any time the police question you […]

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  • Protesting and Resisting Arrest In NJ

    November 15, 2017

    Throughout history, civil rights groups and activists have helped push for social change through peaceful means of protest. America is proud to recognize heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. who helped peacefully push for African American equality in the legal, economic and educational systems. Recent political turmoil and the emergence of civil rights groups that […]

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  • Camden DUI Lawyer: Nun Convicted of DUI

    September 11, 2017

    Camden DUI Lawyer: Nun Is Convicted of DUI in New Jersey Law Offices of Michele Finizio, released an article discussing “Camden DUI Lawyer: Nun Convicted DUI”, if you would like to know more Please continue reading below. A nun from a prominent Philadelphia high school was recently charged and convicted of a DUI in New Jersey […]

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- 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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