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  • Charged with Shoplifting in NJ: What You Need To Know

    Jul 26, 2023

    Shoplifting I. Understanding Shoplifting Laws in New Jersey: In New Jersey, shoplifting is governed by NJSA 2C:20-11, which defines the offense as purposely taking merchandise without paying its full retail value or altering price tags to pay less than the actual value. Shoplifting can also include hiding merchandise or transferring it from one container to another with the intent to deprive the store of its full retail value. The penalties for shoplifting depend on th...
  • What Are the Penalties for Prostitution and Solicitation Charges in New Jersey?

    Jul 12, 2023

    Prostitution and solicitation charges in the state of New Jersey are considered serious offenses with far-reaching consequences. Both the act of offering sexual services in exchange for money or other forms of compensation (prostitution) and the act of seeking such services (solicitation) are illegal. These offenses can lead to fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the legal aspects, penalties, additional consequences, and potential defenses associated wit...
  • Facing Restraining Orders in Stalking Cases in New Jersey: A Comprehensive Guide

    Jun 21, 2023

    Being accused of stalking is a serious legal matter in New Jersey, with potentially grave consequences. When facing restraining orders and stalking charges, understanding your rights, the legal process, and the available options is crucial. This guide outlines the process of facing restraining orders in stalking cases, focusing on the legal provisions, steps involved, and potential What Constitutes Stalking? Stalking is characterized as repeated behavior meant to cause distress, fear, or intimidation. Accusations migh...
  • When Home Becomes Hell: Confronting Harassment within Domestic Violence

    Jun 6, 2023

    Domestic violence I. Understanding Harassment within Domestic Violence: Harassment within domestic violence refers to a pattern of behavior aimed at controlling, intimidating, threatening, or causing emotional distress to the victim. It often involves repeated acts of verbal, psychological, emotional, unwanted contact, invasion of privacy, or cyber abuse. Perpetrators may use tactics such as threats, stalking, surveillance, isolation, humiliation, or degradation to exert power and maintain control over their victims. Harassment can create an atmosphere o...
  • The Role of Cohabitation in NJ Alimony: A Legal Overview

    Jun 2, 2023

    When it comes to Cohabitation can have a profound impact on alimony obligations, potentially leading to modifications or termination of payments. To understand the legal implications, it is crucial to explore how courts define cohabitation and the factors they consider when evaluating its effects on alimony. Additionally, seeking the guidance of an experienced family law attorney and understanding the burden of proof are essential steps in effectively navigating this complex landscape. I. How ...
  • When a Car Becomes a Weapon: Assault by Auto in NJ

    May 18, 2023

    In today's world, where vehicular transportation is an essential part of our lives, it is important to be aware of the legal implications and consequences associated with the misuse of a motor vehicle. In the state of New Jersey, a car can turn into a weapon when used with malicious intent, leading to charges of I. Understanding Assault by Auto in New Jersey: Assault by auto is a criminal offense in New Jersey tha...
  • How New Jersey's Law Enforcement and Legal Community Are Dealing With the Opioid Epidemic

    May 8, 2023

    The opioid epidemic has been one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States for years, and New Jersey is no exception. In 2022, the state reported 2,892 opioid-related overdose deaths. NJ has been taking steps to address the issue, and the law enforcement and legal communities have played an important role in those efforts. In this article, we will take a look at how they are dealing with the La...
  • Sale or Possession of a Controlled Substance in NJ

    Apr 25, 2023

    New Jersey has strict laws regulating the sale or possession of controlled substances. A controlled substance is any drug that is listed on the state's Schedules I through V. Based on how likely they are to be abused and what accepted medical uses they have, these substances are put into one of the following five schedules: Schedule I: These substances have a high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use, and a lack of safet...
  • New Jersey Laws Regarding Juvenile Offenders

    Apr 11, 2023

    When a minor commits a crime in New Jersey, they are dealt with under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system. Unlike the adult criminal justice system, which is focused on punishment, the juvenile justice system is focused on rehabilitation. While the state has a separate system for dealing with juvenile offenders, the penalties and consequences for their actions can still be severe. It is important to understand the laws regarding Juvenile Delinquency i...
  • How to Fight a Weapons Charge in New Jersey

    Mar 28, 2023

    New Jersey has strict gun laws, and anyone facing a weapons charge in the state can expect serious consequences if they are convicted. The consequences can include fines, imprisonment, and the loss of the right to own firearms. If you are facing a Understand the Charges The first step in fighting a weapons charge is to understand the charges you are facing. New Jersey has a range of weapons charges, including unlawful possession o...
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