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  • What Are the Penalties for Unlawful Possession of a Gun in New Jersey?

    February 28, 2022

    Although all Americans have the right to “bear arms,” each of the 50 states has its own set of laws when it comes to owning a gun. In fact, New Jersey has the second strictest gun laws in all of the United States.  New Jersey also sets itself apart from other states by making those […]

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  • Will I Go to Jail for Disorderly Conduct in New Jersey?

    February 05, 2022

    After you get arrested for disorderly conduct, one of your biggest concerns will be whether or not you’ll go to jail. It goes without saying that jail’s a scary place and the repercussions of it can linger for years to come, making it difficult to secure housing, employment and even an education. If this is […]

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  • What to Expect With Legal Marijuana Use in NJ

    January 25, 2022

    If you have been following New Jersey’s marijuana laws, you’re probably familiar with all the changes over the last few years. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, voters approved an amendment that would allow the use of recreational marijuana. In February of 2021, the governor of New Jersey officially signed this into law. New […]

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  • Arrested for Marijuana Distribution? Here Are Possible Defenses

    January 10, 2022

    Drug crimes can lead to severe consequences in New Jersey. This is especially true when charged with drug distribution. Learning what potential consequences you’re dealing with, as well as your available defenses, is important as you navigate these charges. What is Drug Distribution? Drug distribution in New Jersey refers to an intent to sell drugs. […]

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  • Can an Attorney Help if You’re Charged With Tax Fraud?

    December 14, 2021

    One of the worst things that you can receive in the mail is an envelope from the IRS. While all communications from the IRS aren’t negative, many are. One of the first things that the IRS may do is initiate an audit following the identification of red flags on your tax return. From here, they’ll […]

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  • Most Common Tax Crimes in New Jersey

    December 10, 2021

    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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  • More Thefts Happen on Black Friday Than On Any Other Day

    November 04, 2021

    Black Friday, one of America’s most popular shopping holidays, is also the leading day for theft-related crimes. Reports show that theft rates increase by 2% more than any other day of the year. If you break the numbers down even further, information from Travelers Insurance indicates that off-premises theft increases by 28%. Common Types of […]

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  • Black Wednesday: Thanksgiving Eve Kicks Off the Holiday DUI Season

    November 04, 2021

    Many agree that Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season. You might be surprised to learn that the night before Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday DUI season. What is the Holiday DUI Season? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports an increase in DUIs and alcohol-related accidents during the holidays. […]

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  • The Dangers of Your Teen Drinking on Halloween Night

    October 11, 2021

    As your child gets tired of dressing up and going trick or treating, their celebrations of Halloween as a teen may look a little different. Celebrating Halloween as a teen may involve house parties and in some cases, drinking alcohol. Drinking as a teen can lead to many consequences, including: Drinking and Driving Teens are […]

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  • Halloween Tricks: What You Should Know if Your Teenager Gets Arrested

    October 06, 2021

    Halloween is a time for candy and costumes. For some teens, it may also be a time for criminal charges. Halloween is one of the most common times of the year that kids and teens get into trouble. Before your child heads out to celebrate Halloween, make sure they, and you, know their juvenile rights. […]

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“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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