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Had a Bad Fall on Public Property? A Lawsuit May Be In Order

Slipping and falling can be a traumatic experience – both physically and emotionally.
If the fall occurs in a public space, and a lawsuit is appropriate, it’s important to know how to handle the complexities of such an incident.
Filing a Lawsuit
When a slip or fall happens in a public location…

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Caught Carrying a Gun Without a Permit? Here’s What to Do

Caught Carrying a Gun Without a Permit? Here’s What to Do
 
With your conceal-and-carry permit, you are legally entitled to take your firearm with you when you leave the house. Of course you remember to carry your permit along with your firearm.
But not today. Today you forgot.
Perhaps you we…

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WIN!: Attorney Jack Venturi Gets “Not Guilty” Verdict for Father Charged With Sexual Assault of Daughter.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, a jury acquitted attorney Jack Venturi’s client, a father, of five counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and child endangerment. Ultimately, the jury rejected the false allegations of his daughter, who claimed he had forced her to have anal sex with …

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WIN!: Attorney Jack Venturi Wins Dismissal of Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Client

Earlier this month New Jersey attorney Jack Venturi won an unlikely dismissal of a domestic violence restraining order against his client, a man who had been attacked by his ex-girlfriend. The incident in question began when the ex-girlfriend appeared at her ex-boyfriend’s house where the two argu…

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THE VALIDITY OF FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

When you have been pulled over on the road in New Jersey, for any legal reason, and the police officer suspects that you may be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, one of the first things you may be asked to do is submit to a field sobriety test. The purpose of t…

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CAN YOU CHALLENGE A TRAFFIC STOP IN NEW JERSEY?

You’ve been pulled over by New Jersey law enforcement officers, submitted to a blood alcohol test and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after registering a level of intoxication above the legal limit. Should you simply plead guilty and accept the consequences? Not necessarily…i…

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THE DIFFERENT MURDER CHARGES IN NEW JERSEY

In an earlier blog, we looked at the different criminal charges that can be prosecuted after a homicide, the most serious being murder. But there are different types and degrees of murder. Let’s take a closer look at murder and help you understand the difference between first-degree murder, secon…

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HOMICIDE IN NEW JERSEY—THE DIFFERENT OFFENSES

MURDER | MANSLAUGHTER | VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Under the laws of New Jersey, a homicide is defined as the taking of someone else’s life by a human being. In and of itself, homicide is not necessarily a crime—a police officer may kill someone as a reasonable response to that person’s imminent threa…

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CAN YOU BEAT A SPEEDING TICKET?

It takes just an instant…you’re driving on unfamiliar roads or you’re thinking about something else while behind the wheel. Suddenly, you see flashing lights in your mirror and realize that you’ve been traveling above the speed limit. A speeding ticket can be costly—you can incur substanti…

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING A DWI/DUI IN NEW JERSEY

Simply being arrested for drinking and driving can be a costly enterprise. If you’re convicted, you can face the loss of your driving privileges, incur substantial fines and go through substance abuse counseling. Here are some tips for minimizing the risk of a DUI arrest.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE…

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