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RECENT SUCCESSFUL CASES

Won trial in Monmouth County Superior Court – 1st degree sexual assault & 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child. September 2014 Won in Re: A.B. right of the defense to inspect the scene of the alleged crime in complainant’s residence. September 2014 ...

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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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UNDERAGE DRINKING

Underage drinking is a widespread problem in New Jersey, and a conviction for underage drinking can have severe consequences. Consumption or possession of alcohol in public by a person under the age of 21 is a crime punishable by a fine of $500 or more and, if the offense occurs in a motor vehicle,...

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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 NEW JERSEY NO EARLY RELEASE ACT

ABOUT THE NO EARLY RELEASE ACT IN NEW JERSEY New Jersey’s No Early Release Act has been in place for more than 15 years. Signed by then Governor Christine Todd Whitman in 1997, the law mandates that anyone who has been convicted of a first or second degree criminal offense that meets the definitio...

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THE RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT (RICO)

UNDERSTANDING RICO The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is a federal statute enacted in 1970 that includes sanctions and extended sentences, as well as civil remedies, against persons convicted of performing or participating and activities that were part of an ongoing criminal orga...

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THE NEW JERSEY EXPUNGEMENT LAW

EXPUNGING A CRIMINAL RECORD IN NEW JERSEY We all make mistakes. Unfortunately, when a mistake leads to a criminal charge or even a conviction, that mistake can haunt you for years, making it difficult to get the job you want, affecting your ability to live certain places, and even limiting your acce...

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CENSURES POLICE DEPARTMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GIVES THEM WEAPONS

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHASTISES POLICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, BUT PROVIDES THEM WITH MILITARY WEAPONS It appears that communication remains a problem within the federal government, as attested to by the existence of a Department of Defense program that allows local police departments to apply for...

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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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