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The Consequences of Being Convicted and Found Guilty of a DUI

Aside from the stigma, stress, and anxiety of being arrested, booked, and put in a holding cell in jail for at least twelve hours, there are other consequences you could face if you are convicted and found guilty of a DUI. In many cases, this is the first time a […]

Five Reasons Why You Should Avoid Getting a DUI This Summer

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are plenty of summertime holidays, activities, and events to enjoy. Many of these different events, like 4th of July, trips to the beach, backyard barbeques, and pool parties, often involve cracking open a nice cold beer or your other favorite summertime cold alcoholic […]

Family and Criminal Courts: What Are the Differences of Domestic Violence Cases?

Domestic violence is considered a criminal offense which is dealt with through criminal courts. However, there are times where domestic violence can overlap with pending family court proceedings, such as separation and divorce or child custody and access. […]

Understanding Domestic Violence Protective Orders

In New Jersey, when victims of domestic violence file complaints through their local police, they often have the option to obtain different protective orders, which are also known as restraining orders. There are both temporary and final restraining orders one could obtain. […]

Domestic Violence: How to Defend Yourself Against the Charges

You got into a heated argument with your loved one and, the next thing you know, you are being arrested and charged with domestic violence. The police did not even take the time to interview you to hear your side of the story. They just took your loved one’s word […]

Will Phil Murphy’s promise of a ‘sanctuary city’ affect Jersey City

While there’s no clear definition on the term ‘sanctuary city,’ it has become a national debate topic. Especially in the last campaign for governor of New Jersey, where both sides dug in deep on the controversial issue of sanctuary cities. Phil Murphy, our new governor is for a ‘sanctuary state’, […]

Walking Out of Court a Free Man

Walking Out of Court a Free Man

On May 12, 2017, the family of a 23 year-old man contacted my office to talk about his criminal case.  This young man was in a difficult position as he had a Trial Date in the Essex […]

The Latest on Speedy Trial in New Jersey

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The State of New Jersey has completely changed the manner in which the Police, Prosecutor’s Office, Superior and Municipal Courts will handle criminal cases. When a loved one or friend is arrested the first step in the process is the Police […]

Understanding the New Process of Pre-Trial Release

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As of January 1, 2017 a new set of protocols will be put in place in the Courts of […]

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What if I get caught drug trafficking?

New Jersey takes drug control very seriously and will charge any person caught with drugs to the fullest extent of the law. Even more serious than possession of drugs is drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is when you sell, transport, distribute or produce a large amount of a controlled substance. You will […]

New Jersey Cell Phone Violations

When a person is pulled over by the police because they were using their cell phone while driving, the will face a number of penalties. Like anything else, the first offense is the least severe punishment and they only get worse the more times you are accused. The first time […]

New Jersey License Suspensions

There are a number of ways that a person can have their drivers’ license suspended in New Jersey. If a person is driving their car while their drivers’ license has been suspended for whatever the reason may be, they will face serious consequences. One of the reasons that a person […]

Weapons Possession in New Jersey

In New Jersey, gun control is taken very seriously. The state only allows residents to own a firearm with a permit. Assault weapons are not permitted to be owned by New Jersey residents. Any gun purchased in New Jersey must be purchased from a licensed dealer with a gun permit. The […]

Pharmacy Theft in New Jersey

One of the major problems plaguing today’s society is prescription drug abuse. There have unfortunately been many cases in which a person will break into a pharmacy with the intentions of stealing the prescription drugs that they desire. New Jersey takes pharmacy theft seriously in hopes to combat the serious […]

What are the three field sobriety tests?

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When a person is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, the police officer will administer a field sobriety test. There are three field sobriety tests that an officer can give. When […]

Under 21 DUI in New Jersey

The legal age to consume alcohol in the United States is 21 years old, and in New Jersey, it is no different. However, the driving age in New Jersey is much younger than that.

Therefore, though it is unfortunate, it is inevitable that a 19 or 20-year-old will get behind the […]

What Is An Ignition Interlock Device?

If you are caught driving under the influence in New Jersey, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. This device will make it so you have to take a chemical breath test every time you start your car. If your blood alcohol level is […]

What Are The Different Types Of Bail?

When you are arrested, there are some situations in which you can be released from jail on bail. This means that you will pay a certain amount of money to leave jail but ensuring that you will still make your appearances in court. There are five different types of bail […]

Victim’s Rights In New Jersey

640px-USMC-04952When a person is the victim of a crime in New Jersey, they are protected under the New Jersey Constitutional Amendment for Victim’s Rights. The state wants to protect victims from any further trauma that may be inflicted upon them after […]

What Are Some Defenses To Field Sobriety Tests?

640px-Field_sobriety_test_(3834505031)When you are pulled over by a police officer on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, they will be required to administer you field sobriety tests. There are three field sobriety tests that can be given; the horizontal […]

Will They Suspend My Driver’s License for Drug Conviction in New Jersey?

cannabisOftentimes, clients are concerned about some of the consequences of pleading guilty to or being found guilty of possession of drugs in the State of New Jersey. Whether your offense took place in a house, in a car, or on the […]

When Does a Hardship License Apply and How Do They Work?

4637601664_4c5e89a0aa_oMost times when a client comes into my office to discuss driving under the influence, their biggest concern is their driver’s license. They are concerned about their ability to drive either here in the State of New Jersey or elsewhere. […]

What is Important to Know About Possession of Gun Charges?

IOF-32-REV-1In New Jersey, there are two different types of possession of a firearm. There is the simple possession of that firearm without a permit and there’s possession of that firearm to do something unlawful or for an unlawful purpose. For […]

What is the Significance of Driving Without Insurance?

driving-22959_640One of the more significant traffic ticket calls that I do receive is driving without insurance. In New Jersey, driving without insurance is a very significant moving violation. A driving without insurance ticket carries a one year mandatory loss of […]