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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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  • Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana a Crime?

    March 28, 2018

    Marijuana laws have been radically changing across the nation, including in New Jersey. The recent debate about the legalization of marijuana in NJ has prompted serious concerns from lawmakers and police about motorists who might drive under the influence of a legalized substance such as marijuana. Experts argue that marijuana creates cognitive impairment that may […]

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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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  • California Authorized Marijuana Sales. Is New Jersey Next?

    February 27, 2018

    California rung in the new year by allowing marijuana sales within the state starting in 2018. The state’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana has been called a “new gold rush” by some commentators, including USA TODAY. While marijuana has long been grown in California, until recently, growers have had to conduct their operations in secret, […]

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  • New Jersey’s New Marijuana Law Means Big Changes

    February 22, 2018

    New Jersey’s New Marijuana Law Means Big Changes New Jersey recently passed a law decriminalizing possession and use of marijuana in certain situations, expunging prior marijuana offenses, and authorizing the cultivation, transport, and sale of marijuana as a business. The new law means big changes for the state, which has previously treated marijuana as an illegal […]

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  • Starting October 1st, 2018 the Expungement Laws in New Jersey Are Going to Change

    February 20, 2018

    CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEY IN CHERRY HILL, NJ Due to new legislation signed in December by former Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey will finally be updating the way that ex-convicts are able to try and apply to get their criminal acts expunged from their records. Not only that, these new bipartisan laws will increase the […]

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  • New Jersey Makes Big Changes to Rules for Expungement of Drug Crimes

    February 10, 2018

    In a unique move to address the rising opioid crisis and address a long-held sense of unfairness in the criminal justice system when it comes to drug charges, New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently signed a package of legislation modernizing the state’s system for expunging a number of criminal offenses. The three bills in the […]

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  • Juvenile Offenses and Family Court In NJ

    January 30, 2018

    Juvenile criminal matters are usually handled in Family Court where the ultimate goal is rehabilitation of the offender. Sentences are usually much lighter than in adult court, and judges try to avoid incarceration where possible. Prosecutors can petition to have a juvenile’s case moved to the Superior court when serious crimes have been committed like […]

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  • New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Laws

    January 15, 2018

    New Jersey recently implemented the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, which allows certain patients to smoke medical marijuana for their conditions. These changing regulations have many questioning if this will impact existing criminal offenses such as driving under the influence of marijuana, smoking marijuana in public and possession laws. It is crucial to […]

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