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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...

Is there a Difference Between Crimes and Offenses?

Is there a Difference Between Crimes and Offenses?

It is a common source of confusion for New Jersey residents and even attorneys. Is there any difference between crimes and offenses? Part of the confusion stems from popular television shows, which do not always follow the traditional legal rules for the sake of...

Crime Rate Rises Nationally in 2015

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation violent crimes in the United States increased in 2015. At 372.6 incidents per 100,000 people, the 2015 violent crime rate is higher than in 2014, which had a rate of 361.6   per 100,000 people. While there was a...

Local South Jersey Woman Indicted for Embezzlement

Local South Jersey Woman Indicted for Embezzlement

Recently a South Jersey woman was federally indicted for wire fraud. Tracey Moses of Sicklerville New Jersey was indicted by the United States Attorney’s Office for writing unauthorized electronic checks to herself from the unidentified company’s bank accounts. In...

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