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  • Marijuana-Related DUIs in New Jersey

    June 05, 2019

    Statistics on Marijuana Use in the United States The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance. According to their estimates, about 22.2 million people will have ingested the drug in the past month. There’s no doubt that the public’s perception about marijuana is changing, and lawmakers have […]

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  • New Jersey’s Governor Calls for Legalization of Marijuana

    May 14, 2019

    New Jersey’s Call for Legalization New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has called for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in the state in an effort to reduce the amount of individuals that are incarcerated for possession of very small amounts of the drug, to reduce disparate impact of policing of marijuana use, possession, […]

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  • Shoplifting in New Jersey Will Get You New Clothing

    May 07, 2019

    Shoplifting The idea of shoplifting has managed to become to some what would be considered a harmless crime, or a crime that is committed by reckless teenagers. However, shoplifting is still theft of the the property of another person, and in New Jersey shoplifting can get you a brand new wardrobe. Unfortunately, that wardrobe is […]

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  • New Jersey’s Drug Paraphernalia Laws

    April 09, 2019

    While it is completely legal to purchase certain items such as smoking pipes, rolling papers or scales, it can become illegal to possess these items when you are using them for nefarious purposes. Below we will discuss the implications of being charged with possessing drug-related paraphernalia. Defining Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey In New Jersey, […]

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  • New Jersey: Changing Marijuana Laws

    April 02, 2019

    The recent controversy surrounding marijuana has left too many citizens in a state of confusion about the substance. In New Jersey, legislators have been pushing forward to legalize the drug, but a number of towns have stepped up to combat legalization efforts with their own laws restricting the substance. Amidst the confusion, it’s imperative to […]

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  • Shoplifting FAQ

    March 08, 2019

    While shoplifting is often thought of as a juvenile crime, this serious offense costs businesses around the country billions of dollars annually. Shoplifting occurs when a person takes merchandise from a business without paying for it. Businesses worldwide are forced to deal with shoplifters to prevent losing out monetarily, so they often use various different […]

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  • Six New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in NJ

    March 01, 2019

    On December 17th, medical marijuana users in New Jersey were gifted an early Christmas present when the Department of Health announced its plans to add six new dispensary locations throughout the state. This move has doubled the state’s medical marijuana program. The Need for more Dispensaries Currently, the state of New Jersey only has six […]

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  • The Truth About Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

    February 21, 2019

    Across the nation, marijuana laws are changing. Many states have approved the medical form of the drug, while others have completely legalized the substance for personal use. Despite these new advancements, it is vitally important for citizens to remember that driving while under the influence of marijuana remains a crime in all 50 states. Is […]

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  • New Jersey Is Considering Expunging Marijuana-Related Crimes

    February 07, 2019

    Marijuana advocates in New Jersey are thrilled at the state’s recent advancements towards giving their citizens greater freedoms with the controversial substance. Recently, a nationwide movement has caused many states to legalize the medicinal use of the drug, and some states have also begun moving towards legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. A new bill […]

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  • Man Sentenced To Term Of Imprisonment For His Connection to South Jersey Retail Theft Ring

    January 21, 2019

    On November 2, 2018, the Honorable Edward J. McBride, J.S.C., sentenced 43-year-old Yasin Knight to 5 and one-half years in prison for a criminal conviction he incurred as a result of his connection to a retail theft ring operating in South Jersey. Pursuant to the sentencing order entered in this case, Knight must serve approximately […]

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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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