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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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  • 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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  • 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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