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  • Double Shooting Kills Teen Who Worked for New Jersey City

    Jul 23, 2021

    Trenton, New Jersey, experienced a double shooting in early July near Prospect Street and Stuyvesant Avenue. Both victims were teenagers, including Dion Ellis, who worked as a lifeguard with the city. Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. The other teen was taken to the hospital with wound injuries to his leg. The Trenton Police Department is currently investigating the crime in an attempt to find out what led to the deat...
  • A Third DUI Could Result in Mandatory Jail Time

    Jul 9, 2021

    If you were arrested for a crime in Trenton, NJ, call the Davis Law Firm for a criminal defense consultation. If you are convicted of a third and subsequent DWI charge in New Jersey, then you will be sentenced to a mandatory sentence of 180 days in jail. The New Jersey Appellate court clarified the requirement, so that if you are charged with a third and subsequent DWI you cannot serve your 180 jail sentenc...
  • Supreme Court Orders Retrial for Violation of Miranda Law in NJ Murder Case

    Jun 18, 2021

    Were you arrested for a crime? Call the Trenton criminal defense lawyers at the Davis Law Firm for a consultation. According to Federal and New Jersey law, before attempting to conduct a “custodial interrogation” outside the presence of a defense attorney, officers must deliver a statement in clear and unequivocal terms that the accused has a right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney, to satisfy the Miranda requirement. Recently, the murder convictio...
  • Three People Charged in Shooting That Killed A 22-Year-Old Man in Trenton

    May 10, 2021

    If you were arrested and charged with homicide, call the Trenton criminal defense lawyers at the Davis Law Firm for a consultation. A 22-year-old man was shot and killed last month in Trenton, New Jersey. The male, identified as Carter, was found on Cunningham Alley late in the evening. Initially, no arrests were made and the responding police department requested help from the public for information. As of Monday, May 3, 2021, Trenton police hav...
  • NJ Landlord Charged With Sexual Crimes Against 13 Tenants

    Apr 7, 2021

    A New Jersey landlord was recently arrested with charges of sexual crimes against 13 of his female tenants. The landlord, a New Jersey resident, owns 18 residential properties in the Elizabeth area. At least 12 of his tenants have come forward with accusations of the landlord coercing them into sexual acts to assist with financial payments. The defendant is being charged with eight acts of sexual assault, one act of attempted sexual assault, and 1...
  • Can You Go to Jail for Leaving a Child Home Alone in New Jersey?

    Apr 5, 2021

    Two-parent working households can make it difficult to find childcare. Child care can be very expensive and may lead some parents to wonder if they are legally allowed to leave their child alone, and whether it will lead to jail time or not. Continue reading to learn more about the legality of leaving a child home alone and what you should do if you're arrested for it in New Jersey. Is It Lega...
  • What Is a Final Extreme Risk Protective Order in New Jersey?

    Feb 4, 2021

    New Jersey tends to be strict when it comes to threats of Read more: What is an Extreme Risk Protective Order? An Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO), also referred to as the Red Flag Law, is the act of taking firearms from someone, due to the assumption that they pose a danger. With an ERPO, a person is unable to any do any of the following: Possess, control, own, purchase, or receive firearms o...
  • If I Was Arrested for Marijuana Possession in New Jersey, Will My Record Be Expunged?

    Feb 1, 2021

    In June of 2020, New Jersey made news when they announced that the requirements of those who are eligible for Read more: What Laws Were Affected? The most significant changes in terms of expungement eligibility regard the Clean Slate provision act and those with criminal marijuana charges. Changes to the Clean Slate Provision Act The This differs for marijuana charges. Those who have been convicted of marijuana charges will have the optio...
  • Can I Have My Sex Offender Record Expunged?

    Jan 29, 2021

    Many states require convicted sex offenders to register in the state. This allows the public to identify when someone with criminal sexual charges moves in near them. While a sex offender record can never be expunged, individuals do have the right to petition the court to remove them from the registry under very specific circumstances. Find out what this entails below: Sex Offender Filing Requirements in New Jersey The state of New Jersey tends t...
  • Were You Charged With a Crime? Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Jan 9, 2021

    Were you recently charged with drug possession, assault or another type of crime in Hamilton, New Jersey? If so, you may have considered hiring a Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer They know what to expect: They can help you navigate the often-confusing legal system: They can help negotiate on your behalf: They will build your defense: They will conduct an investigation into your case: They will gather evidence...
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