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  • New Jersey Laws Regarding Juvenile Offenders

    Feb 9, 2020

    State and government laws are divided between adult and juvenile charges. This is because minors do not always have the necessary cognitive judgment needed to make good decisions. Additionally, a single mistake as a minor could negatively affect your life, well into your adult years. Potential Consequences for a Juvenile Crime in New Jersey Minors can be charged with many of the same crimes that an adult can, but to a lesser degree. The potentia...
  • Using Mistake of Fact as a Defense When Charged with a Crime

    Jan 31, 2020

    What is Mistake of Fact? When an individual is charged with a crime, one of the very first things they will do is contact an attorney. A Lack of Intent Some attorneys will use a lack of intent defense strategy when attempting to help their clients overcome legal situations. A lack of intent means the individual had no legitimate reason to commit the crime and did not plan it out. It may occur whe...
  • Is There a Difference Between Robbery, Theft, and Burglary?

    Dec 27, 2019

    Overview: Theft, Robbery and Burglary When a crime is committed, people often tend to believe that When an individual uses a weapon to intimidate a victim while stealing, the individual likely committed an act of In-depth Details of Each Type of Crime Understanding the differences between each type of crime is important. When you are taking another person’s property and you are the only one involved, you are committing an act of theft...
  • What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor DUI Charge and an Aggravated DUI Charge?

    Dec 15, 2019

    Driving While Under the Influence in New Jersey Charges for driving under the influence are different in various states across the country. Some states have stricter consequences for those that get behind the wheel while under the influence. In addition to differences between each state, there are also differences in the type of charge a person receives. A driver may be charged with misdemeanor DUI or aggravated DUI depending on the circumstances of the situation...
  • Crime of Carjacking

    Nov 25, 2019

    What is Carjacking? Carjacking History of Carjacking Carjacking was a relatively obscure crime until around the 1980s, when news reports began covering incidents where vehicles were suddenly and violently stolen from their drivers or occupants. Of course, over the years as the number of vehicles on the road has risen, it means that there are more vehicles available for criminals to carjack. Criminals who are looking to steal a vehicle may turn to carjacking sinc...
  • Dealing with Drug Charges

    Nov 12, 2019

    Defining Drug Crimes in New Jersey Drug crimes Dealing with Drug Charges at the State vs. Federal Level Criminal laws at both the state and the federal level prohibit the unlawful possession, manufacture, distribution, and sale of certain controlled substances. When people think of illegal drugs, they often picture drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. Of course, certain drugs are perfectly legal under certain circumstances. For example, it is legal for a perso...
  • Illegal Carrying of a Firearm

    Oct 29, 2019

    Penalties of Carrying a Firearm Illegally Although people have a constitutional right to carry firearms, the federal and state governments can and do impose legal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. If a person fails to follow these restrictions or other legal requirements for purchasing and carrying a firearm, he or she can be arrested for illegal carrying of a firearm. For example, a person can be arrested if he or sh...
  • Charged with Drug Trafficking: What Should I Do?

    Oct 6, 2019

    Charged with a Drug Crime in Trenton, NJ Drug crimes Definition of a Controlled Substance State and federal law classify drugs as controlled substances by listing them into one of five “schedules.” The schedules are grouped based on a drug’s generally accepted medicinal uses and its risks for addiction and/or abuse. The most dangerous drugs are listed in each jurisdiction’s “Schedule I” - Schedule I drugs are those that have no commonly accepted medicinal us...
  • How to Fight Felony Charges

    Sep 25, 2019

    Types of Criminal Charges There are only two categories of charges you can face in New Jersey: misdemeanor and felony. A misdemeanor is a lesser of the two charges. If you are ever charged with a felony, it is in your best interest to know the charge, the penalties it brings, and how you can fight the charge. It’s always best to fight a felony charge with the help of an experienced Obtain Lega...
  • Can You be Charged with Sexual Assault if You Were Drunk?

    Sep 19, 2019

    Overview of Sexual Assault There does not always need to be intent for a charge of The Victim and Accused States One of the first things that the court system and the attorneys working the case look at is the state of both the victim and the accused. If the accused person was so inebriated that they do not remember a thing, then the charges will likely move forward. If the victim was to...
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