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  • Make Your Criminal Record Disappear During the Pandemic

    Apr 6, 2020

    The current coronavirus pandemic has caused New Jersey’s unemployment claims to skyrocket over 2,000%. In just one week, over 150,000 citizens collectively filed for benefits. Were you one of them? Even if you didn’t lose your job during this unprecedented time, you’ve likely been ordered to remain at home unless you need to get out for necessities or to work at an essential job. If you’re looking for something positive to do with your time...
  • NJ Jails Release Hundreds of Inmates to Protect them from Coronavirus

    Apr 1, 2020

    Are you currently facing a quarantine situation? Most citizens in New Jersey have been ordered to stay at home by Governor Murphy. That means no going to work, no sending your kids off to school and no leaving home for recreational activities. The world seems like it’s changed overnight. On top of these unprecedented restrictions, New Jersey legislators have made the decision to release hundreds of inmates from jail. Are you wondering what type o...
  • DUI or DWI Punishments and Penalties

    Mar 13, 2020

    Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated are both serious legal charges that can affect many areas of your life. In addition to the immediate arrest, you will also likely face expensive fines and you could potentially even lose your driver’s license. While driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in all of the U.S. states, each state has different laws for what constitutes a DUI or DWI, as well as different lega...
  • Search and Seizure Frequently Asked Questions

    Mar 9, 2020

    One moment, you’re driving down the road and the next, you’re pulled over with a police officer now searching your vehicle. Whether or not you have any reason to be concerned, you are likely to have many questions about the legality of this situation. These are a few of the most common questions regarding What Does the Fourth Amendment Cover? The Fourth Amendment When Is a Search Warrant Needed? In most cases, police officers requir...
  • New Jersey Driver Faces Serious Criminal Charges

    Mar 4, 2020

    Luis Mejia, a 39-year-old man living in the Wharton County area of New Jersey is now facing some serious criminal charges after accusations were made against him that include the The charges against Mejia come from accusations that were made against him by someone who was riding as a passenger inside his vehicle as he was working for a popular rideshare company. Mejia had been working as an independent contractor on a part-time basi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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