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TRAFFIC COPS WITH QUOTAS

All over the country and this state there are reports of traffic cops being pressured into writing questionable tickets for traffic violations in order to meet predetermined quotas. Many times the officers feel pressure to secure their own jobs by meeting these quotas in order for their departments ...

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SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY — THE SCARLET LETTER OF THE 21ST CENTURY

New Jersey’s “Megan’s Law” (N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 through 2C:7-11, available for viewing here) was enacted in 1994 after the death of a young girl at the hands of a twice-convicted sex offender. The law requires that anyone convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated crimin...

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SHOPLIFTING: A CRIME OR A SICKNESS?

Shoplifting is a very common occurrence and an equally common accusation and criminal charge. It occurs across the demographic spectrum — people from all walks of life have been accused, charged and convicted of shoplifting. But is the act of shoplifting in every case a simple breaking of the law?...

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INTERNET FRAUD

From November 27 to December 18, 2013, the retail giant Target was the victim of an enormous Internet fraud scheme in which over 110 million individual customer accounts were hacked and compromised. Customer payment data (credit card information) and personal e-mail and mailing addresses were fraudu...

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER

Restraining orders are court orders prohibiting a person from taking certain actions. Often, restraining orders are granted to the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment or stalking in order to prevent the accused from making contact with the accuser. The consequences of violating ...

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TEN LEADERS – MARCH 2014 ARTICLE ON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER, JACK VENTURI

Concealed somewhat behind Jack Venturi’s pleasantly off-beat manner is an enviable reputation: The 63-year-old Newark native is regarded as on of the best criminal-defense attorneys in New Jersey. Experienced and with a string of trial accomplishments spanning nearly 4 decades, Venturi has built a...

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VIKING ADRIAN PETERSON’S YOUNG SON WAS KILLED BY THE BOYFRIEND OF HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND

The young son of Adrian Peterson, the star running back of the Minnesota Vikings, died of apparent choking this past year, and the alleged killer has been released from jail on bond. It is reported that the family of the accused, Joseph Patterson, put up the $750,000 for his bail. The 27-year-old bo...

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CRIMINAL LAW TRIAL CONSULTANT

In criminal defense cases, it’s essential to put the prosecution on the defensive by undermining three pillars of criminal cases: the actions or motivations of law enforcement officers, the collection and chain of evidence and the reliability of civilian witness testimony. As a criminal defense at...

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PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN WHEN YOU’VE BEEN ARRESTED

Being arrested is a scary and tense experience. Not only is the individual entering a system in which they may lose their freedoms and rights, they are often overwhelmed with other concerns, such as the effect the arrest will have on their jobs and livelihoods, their friends, their family and other ...

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THE LINK BETWEEN METH ADDICTION AND CHILD ABUSE

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a highly potent and dangerous drug, and its use and impact is on the rise all over the country with New Jersey being no exception. The exponential increase in reported meth use has led to state and federal authorities focusing more effort and resources on the prosecution...

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