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  • Defending Juvenile Criminal Mischief Charges

    October 20, 2020

    Although children and teens often engage in horseplay and messing around, conduct can easily escalate to the level of criminal mischief that can be punishable by community service, fines, and even jail time. Young people and their parents should familiarize themselves with what kinds of conduct may run afoul of New Jersey’s criminal laws. Even […]

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  • What’s the Penalty for Driving Without Insurance in New Jersey?

    September 10, 2020

    If you have ever been pulled over by a cop, you know that they will often ask you for proof of insurance. In the state of New Jersey if you fail to present valid proof of insurance you will be facing some very harsh penalties as the state is fairly strict about insurance coverage in […]

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  • Can You Get a DUI From Prescription Drugs?

    August 11, 2020

    Most people know that DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” but did you know that includes the influence of legal drugs too? A DUI includes drugs prescribed by physicians as well as alcohol and illicit drugs. Even if you are taking over-the-counter drugs, or drugs that are prescribed to you, you may still be […]

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  • Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Just Passed N.J. Assembly

    July 17, 2020

    The state of New Jersey has been pushing for the decriminalization of marijuana in order to reduce arrests, for many years. In recent news, progress has finally been made. The newest bill, Bill A1897, has finally made its way through the New Jersey Assembly. The bill purposes marijuana users face a $50 fine, rather than […]

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  • Criminal Trespass in New Jersey

    July 10, 2020

    Trespassing might initially seem like a harmless crime. However, in the state of New Jersey, it can lead to significant legal charges. If you are dealing with criminal trespassing charges, it is important that you understand the possible consequences, which could mean expensive fines and jail time. What is Criminal Trespass? Criminal trespass is a […]

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  • I Have a Restraining Order against Me — What Are My Rights?

    June 10, 2020

    When a court issues a temporary restraining order in a domestic violence case, it means that the defendant in the case is barred from contact with the plaintiff. The order may place other restrictions on the defendant, such as barring his or her from visiting places that the plaintiff may frequent, requiring the defendant to […]

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  • How Long Do You Go to Jail for Retail Theft?

    June 06, 2020

    The crime of theft occurs when a person deprives the owner of property of the owner’s rights in the property. Theft, or larceny, is similar to the crime of robbery, although robbery involves the use of force. New Jersey uses the term theft to mean criminal offenses involving the unauthorized taking of property or property […]

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  • Arrest, Booking and Bail

    May 07, 2020

    There are likely many things running through your mind after being arrested. Of course, you are concerned about the legal charges that you are facing. But immediately, you will most likely be concerned about if, and when, you can get out of the jail. Arrest, booking, and bail are just a few of the terms […]

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  • How to Expunge Your Record Over the Quarantine Period

    April 06, 2020

    As a result of Covid-19, many New Jersey residents are practicing social distancing and self-isolation. While you’re sitting at home, you’re likely wondering what you can do to pass the time. Why not consider looking into the expungement process, which can help you erase a previous criminal conviction off your criminal record? You’ve got the time […]

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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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“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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