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HAS THE LAW REALLY CRACKED DOWN ON MINORS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS?

Contrary to popular belief, legal actions against minors in which the result is incarceration have drastically decreased in the last few decades. This decrease is a result of focused efforts by New Jersey’s law enforcement divisions and the court system at large. In 2004, New Jersey was among the ...

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WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN NEW JERSEY

Forgery…embezzlement…fraud…misappropriation of assets…these types of crimes generally fall under the terminology of “white collar crimes,” offenses of opportunity typically committed by people who have been given access to funds or property because of their position in an organization. T...

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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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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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CHILD DIES AFTER BEING LEFT IN A HOT CAR

The temperature inside of a vehicle can rise very quickly, especially during hot summer months. Although the outdoor thermostat might only read in the mid-80s, a car’s interior temperature, especially when parked in the sun’s rays, can fast approach 135 degrees, then 155, then 160…. There is ...

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE

In New Jersey the punishment for driving without a license, whether because your license was refused, suspended, revoked or prohibited, is hefty. For the first offense the fine is $500. The punishment for the second offense is $750 and at least one day in county jail, and the third offense lands you...

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FEDERAL PRISON POPULATION DOWN

FEDERAL POLICY CHANGES LEAD TO REDUCTION IN PRISON POPULATION Pointing to efforts to reduce mandatory sentences for non-violent offenders, as well at the impact of the Fair Sentencing Act, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced last month that officials expect a decline of 12,000 inmates in the...

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WHAT IS EMBEZZLEMENT IN NEW JERSEY?

If you are under investigation for or have been charged with the crime of embezzlement in New Jersey, you’ll need sound legal counsel to protect your rights. Unlike many other types of crimes, embezzlement is typically treated as both a criminal offense and a civil wrong. That means that you can...

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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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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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