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  • Don’t Get a DUI This St. Patrick’s Day

    March 15, 2021

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and soon, many Irish and non-Irish people will head to the local pub to celebrate. Before you join in on the celebrations, it is important to consider what a drunk driving charge could mean, while also planning for a safe route home. What to Expect This St. […]

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  • NJ Law Would Prevent Cops from Telling Parents About Their Child’s Marijuana Use

    March 05, 2021

    New Jersey made the news when the governor signed into law a bill that bans officers from telling parents when their kids are first busted with weed possession or use. Understanding the New Law On February 22, 2021, the governor signed a law that legalizes recreational marijuana. With this, also came new laws and the […]

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  • The Grass is Greener in the Garden State: NJ Legalized Marijuana

    February 23, 2021

    After years of talking about making marijuana legal in New Jersey, the Garden State finally did it. On Monday, February 22nd, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law that will not only decriminalize a certain amount of marijuana but implement the sale and taxation on its recreational use moving forward.  But how […]

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  • What Are the Most Common Criminal Defense Arguments?

    February 10, 2021

    Criminal Defense Arguments “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit!” This iconic phrase was uttered by Johnnie Cochran, the criminal defense lawyer for OJ Simpson, during the most well-known murder trial in history. Cochran strongly alleged that Simpson’s hands didn’t fit inside the gloves used during the murder, which obviously showed that his client didn’t […]

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  • What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault?

    January 15, 2021

    Sexual assault crimes are taken very seriously in the state of New Jersey. In today’s blog, we take a look at what sexual assault consists of, the penalties associated with this particular type of crime and how an experienced criminal defense attorney can defend the charges against you.  What is Sexual Assault? Sexual assault refers […]

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  • Don’t Let a DUI Ruin Your 2021

    December 28, 2020

    Having champagne or other alcoholic beverages on New Year’s Eve is a tradition that stretches back decades. But if you do plan to indulge in alcohol on New Year’s Eve, you should also make plans to avoid getting behind the wheel until you’ve sobered up; this may mean having a designated driver, taking public transit, […]

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  • The Most Common Types of Theft That Happen During the Holidays

    December 20, 2020

    Although the holidays are meant to be a joyous time of celebration, the holiday season also presents opportunities for common types of theft. The rate of theft crimes actually increases during the holidays due to the fact that people are distracted with holiday preparations, have new, expensive gifts stored in their homes to give to […]

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  • What Happens if You’re Arrested During the Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 20, 2020

    The number of arrests in New Jersey tends to increase around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. This is due to the increase in celebrations, and certain bar nights, which often involve drinking. Read more: Defending Juvenile Criminal Mischief Charges Common Reasons for Arrests During Thanksgiving These are a few of the most common reasons for arrests […]

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  • NJ Voted to Legalize Marijuana – Can I Still Be Arrested for Using it?

    November 06, 2020

    While much of the country focuses on other aspects of the election, the biggest news in New Jersey is the recent legalization of marijuana. New Jersey residents voted to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. In fact, over two-thirds of residents voted in favor of the legalization. What does this mean for you now? Well, […]

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  • Large Majority Favors Marijuana Legalization, According to Poll

    October 29, 2020

    A referendum on the ballot for the November 3rd general election in New Jersey seeks to legalize controlled recreational use of marijuana (specifically, cannabis). Recent polls indicate that the ballot question has significant support among New Jersey voters. New Jersey Ballot Measure Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana Although New Jersey has already legalized the use of […]

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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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