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Is a DWI a Felony in Atlantic City?

Is a DWI a Felony in Atlantic City?

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in New Jersey. Many states split their crimes into “misdemeanors” and “felonies” by seriousness. In New Jersey, this is a little more complicated – and so is DWI. If you have...

Can a DWI be Expunged in Atlantic City?

Can a DWI be Expunged in Atlantic City?

In New Jersey, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most serious traffic offenses. Many states call this “driving under the influence” (DUI), and classify it as a crime. Expungement is the process of removing a crime from your criminal record. This is...

Are DWI Penalties Different on Highways in Atlantic City?

Are DWI Penalties Different on Highways in Atlantic City?

Are DWI Penalties Different on Highways in Atlantic City? If you frequently use the highways in the Atlantic City area, or you are an out-of-town visitor to Atlantic City, it is important to understand the laws and penalties associated with driving under the influence...

Stealing from Work can Lead to Serious Charges

Stealing from Work can Lead to Serious Charges

People are often driven to crime after tough circumstances put them behind on rent, child support, car payments, and other financial obligations. Many store and restaurant workers see their job as a perfect target for theft. These workers think that if a little money...

Why Would Charges Get Reduced in New Jersey?

Why Would Charges Get Reduced in New Jersey?

When you are charged with a crime, it can sound serious – but in many cases, you will not be convicted of that crime. Ultimately, there may be plenty of reasons prosecutors will reduce or drop charges. Being charged with a crime just means that the police think you...

New Jersey Doctors Face Punishment for Prescription Crimes

New Jersey Doctors Face Punishment for Prescription Crimes

According to NJ.com, 2016 saw a record-breaking number of criminal cases against doctors for prescription drug crimes.  Doctors are in a unique place, since they are one of the few groups of people authorized to write prescriptions.  If you have been accused of using...

Do I Always Have the Right to Remain Silent in New Jersey?

Do I Always Have the Right to Remain Silent in New Jersey?

If you’ve ever seen a cop show or a crime movie, you’ve probably heard the “Miranda warning” before.  Usually, it starts with “You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.”  It then goes on to list your...

What Happens When You’re Arrested in South Jersey

What Happens When You’re Arrested in South Jersey

Getting arrested can be a scary experience.  Whether you have been arrested before or it is your first arrest, it can be stressful.  Most of this fear and stress comes from the unfamiliarity with what happens during an arrest. The general public has a lot of...

What is a Warrant In New Jersey?

What is a Warrant In New Jersey?

Many people familiar with the criminal justice system, or even those who have seen crime dramas or movies, may be familiar with the word “warrant,” but may not fully understand what it is.  Generally, a warrant is the name of a document that police get in order to...

What Happens if I Give a Fake ID After a Car Crash in NJ?

What Happens if I Give a Fake ID After a Car Crash in NJ?

Being involved in a car crash can be stressful, especially if you were at fault for the accident.  If there are tickets involved, insurance information to exchange, and possibly even charges of driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated, you may be tempted...

Debunking 3 Cyberbullying Arrest and Charge Myths

Debunking 3 Cyberbullying Arrest and Charge Myths

New Jersey has one of the strongest cyberbullying laws in the nation. While most people conceive of cyberbullying as occurring between or among children and teens, the scope of the term and New Jersey’s law go well beyond insults leveled by adolescents. In fact, it is...

Man Shoots and Kills a Dog but is not Charged – Why?

Man Shoots and Kills a Dog but is not Charged – Why?

The Washington Post recently published an article decrying the sad tale of a man who shot and killed a woman’s dog in Algonkian Regional Park located in Sterling Virginia.  The report details an account of a dog jumping frantically in front of a man and his wife. The...

Bail Reform Coming to New Jersey

Bail Reform Coming to New Jersey

On January 2, 2017, a sweeping change to the New Jersey Bail system will come into effect. Where the soon to be former system relied on a judge setting monetary bail as a condition for release, the new system will rely on a risk-based system. Critics of the former...

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