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POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES IN NEW JERSEY

Though New Jersey has a number of laws governing the possession of illegal drugs, the Garden State takes a slightly different approach than most other jurisdictions. Specifically, New Jersey classifies certain drugs as “controlled dangerous substances.” While marijuana falls under the definition...

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STALKING OFFENSES IN NEW JERSEY

With the national attention that’s been directed at responding to and curbing domestic violence, most states, including New Jersey, have enacted statutes providing criminal sanctions for anything considered to constitute stalking. Here’s what you need to know if you are under suspicion for or ...

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ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY

In New Jersey, there are two specific types of assault with which you can be charged—simple assault or aggravated assault. The nature of the charge will depend a number of factors, including whether or not a firearm or other weapon was used in the attack, how seriously the victim was hurt, or whet...

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RESULTS: AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT

ANOTHER GOOD OUTCOME FOR ONE OF OUR CLIENTS. My client was accused of aggravated criminal sexual conduct for fondling his wife’s sister’s daughter’s breasts at a family beach party at the Jersey Shore. He could have received up to 10 years in prison, 85% to be served before parole. I got him a...

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RESULTS: DISTRIBUTION

My client was charged with distribution of 10 pills of OxyCodone and looking at an extended term of 10 years in prison. Plain clothes officers claimed they viewed the exchange inside his car in a “high crime” area. Records I obtained under the Open Public Records Act, showed only 2 arrests in t...

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RESULTS: POSSESSION OF CANNABIS & DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON A FEDERAL RESERVATION

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AWESOME RESULT FROM JACK VENTURI LAW! My client was charged with possessing cannabis, disorderly conduct on a federal reservation and also for taking nude photographs of his wife at Sandy Hook beach. I got the charge against his wife dismissed and pre-trial diversion for him. (A...

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RESULTS: BURGLARY SENTENCE CHANGED FROM 8 YEARS TO 5 YEARS PROBATION

ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF GREAT RESULTS! My client went to trial on a burglary of a vacant building where he removed $100 worth of copper wire to sell for scrap money to buy synthetic cannabis. Despite being caught red-handed, freely confessing and having his nephew testify against him, he was,...

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RESULTS: MANDATORY MINIMUM FOR NJ GUN CHARGE DROPPED TO 12 MONTHS

HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT ENDING TO A DIFFICULT CASE. My client took his dad’s handgun and ammunition, left his home in California, and hoboed his way to N.J., where he was reported as a “suspicious person” bathing in the woods. the police came and arrested him, and found the handgun in his backpa...

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JACK VENTURI – LAWYER IN NEW BRUNSWICK – WINS CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE AWARD

CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE AWARD – NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY Jack Venturi, Esq. Jack Venturi graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS from the University of Connecticut in 1972 and JD from New York University School of Law in 1975. Having been admitted as an attorney in New Jersey on December 2, 1975, Jack...

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SIMPLE AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY

omment UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIMPLE AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY Under the criminal laws of New Jersey, if you attempt to harm someone else, or if you intentionally cause injury to another person, you can be charged with assault. There are two levels of assault, though: simpl...

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