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  • 50% of NJ Towns Might Ban Adult-Use Cannabis Firms

    September 08, 2021

    New Jersey made the news when it was the latest state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. However, months later, the rules and laws are still unclear. New Jersey residents have still not yet been able to legally buy recreational marijuana. A few months ago, the state informed cities that they would have the […]

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  • Consequences of Criminal Trespassing With No Prior History

    September 02, 2021

    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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  • Understanding Sexual Assault Charges in New Jersey

    August 18, 2021

    New Jersey takes sexual assault charges very seriously. This is in an attempt to protect those who are the victims of sex crimes. If you were recently charged with sexual assault in New Jersey, continue reading to learn more about the potential consequences you may face.   What Does Sexual Assault in New Jersey Mean? Some […]

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  • New Jersey Has Dismissed 88,000 Marijuana Cases Under New Marijuana Law

    July 30, 2021

    Back in November, New Jersey made the news with the successful vote to decriminalize marijuana. In addition to decriminalization, the new laws also allow the legal use of recreational marijuana. The details or logistics of the new laws have been slow to come. Many await the specific details of when, and where, you can buy […]

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  • Why Juvenile Crimes Spike During the Summer Months

    July 10, 2021

    New Jersey, and the rest of the United States, notice an increase in juvenile crimes during the summer months. Understanding why there is an increase, as well as ways you can keep your kids out of trouble, is important, as a criminal record can affect their future. Common Types of Juvenile Crimes in Summer Here […]

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  • 6 Steps to Clearing Your Record in New Jersey

    June 27, 2021

    Making just one mistake in the legal system can affect your life for many years. A criminal charge can lead to expensive fines, time served in jail, the inability to vote, and even a loss of your driver’s or professional license. Fortunately, New Jersey does allow some individuals to clear their record. Clearing, or expunging, […]

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  • Fines and Penalties for Shoplifting in NJ

    June 21, 2021

    The penalty for shoplifting in New Jersey is based on the value of the stolen item. If the stolen item is worth less than $200 it would be considered a disorderly persons offense. For this charge, the maximum fine an individual may face is $1,000, in addition to up to six months in jail. An […]

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  • Legally Buying Marijuana at the Jersey Shore Will Depend on What Town You’re In

    May 28, 2021

    If you live in the Asbury Park, New Jersey, area, you might be aware of the new cannabis shop on Route 66. The grand opening brought locals and tourists alike. Asbury Park officials have agreed to the sale of recreational marijuana as a method of revenue. However, even with new laws, this shop is only […]

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  • Corrections Officer Caught Shoplifting While in Uniform, According to Authorities

    May 20, 2021

    Monmouth County, New Jersey, recently suspended a corrections officer after allegations of her shoplifting while in a uniform came to light. The officer is accused of stealing $661 of items from a local home improvement store. The store has security footage of the officer not scanning items at a self-checkout. The shoplifting charges occurred over […]

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  • What is the O’Scanlon and Bucco Bill?

    April 10, 2021

    New Jersey recently made the news when they introduced the new marijuana legalization laws and bill. While the goal of the bill is to reduce racial disparity among marijuana users and legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, it had a few controversial points. The Controversial Parts of the Bill The specific part of the bill […]

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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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