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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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  • 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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