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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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  • When Will Your License Get Revoked After a DUI in New Jersey?

    March 17, 2020

    “Don’t drink and drive.” You’ve likely seen the slogan over and over again, so if you were caught drinking and driving in New Jersey, then a judge isn’t likely to be lenient on you. You likely have a lot of questions like what happens after a DUI arrest? How soon will you lose your license? […]

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  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident in NJ

    March 06, 2020

    A car accident is traumatic and threatening. Our bodies naturally respond to one by putting us in flight or fight mode. If you’re unlucky enough to feel a flight instinct after a crash, then you must stop yourself from attempting to flee. Otherwise, you could face severe criminal penalties in New Jersey. Learn why you […]

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  • What is the Punishment for Criminal Mischief in New Jersey?

    February 10, 2020

    Criminal mischief covers crimes of property destruction in New Jersey. When someone is charged with defacing or destroying property, they might face legal fines, criminal charges, jail time, and a permanent record. It is important to understand what criminal mischief charges include and the potential consequences for each type of criminal charge. Types of Criminal […]

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  • New Jersey Shoplifting: Penalties

    February 01, 2020

    Shoplifting is often defined as the action of, or the intent of, taking an item, without paying for the item. The potential penalties of shoplifting vary from state to state, so it is important to know the charges that you are facing and your potential penalties. New Jersey’s Laws Regarding Shoplifting In New Jersey, individuals […]

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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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