Domestic Violence

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. […]

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 […]

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 is Important to Know About Domestic Violence in New Jersey?

640px-USMC-04952Domestic violence cases usually end up with a temporary restraining order being issued by a judge or by the police for the victim of domestic violence if they’re seeking to have the individual or the person charged with domestic violence remain […]

What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work?

federal prisonIn federal court there’s what’s known as the federal sentencing guidelines. The same guidelines apply regardless of what the federal criminal defendant is charged with. The way those guidelines work is that it’s dependent on the nature of the […]

What is important to know about leaving the scene of an accident?

car accidentHere in New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is one of the most significant traffic violations we have. As a matter of fact, in recent years the legislature in New Jersey has made leaving the scene of an […]

What are the penalties for robbery convictions?

handcuffedIf you’ve been charged with robbery in New Jersey, you know that you’ve been charged with one of two types of robbery. You’ve either been charged with first degree robbery, which involves a weapon, a gun, or a knife, or you’ve […]

What are the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey?

supermarket shoppingIn New Jersey, shoplifting, in general terms, is a misdemeanor or a disorderly person’s offense, that would be heard in the town where the offense took place. Although the shoplifting may involve the theft, potential theft or attempted theft of something […]