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Seven Deadly Sins

May 24th, 2017

The Traffic Violations that Put Your Driver’s License at Risk You probably don’t give your driver’s license a whole lot of thought (other than a fleeting glance at its expiration date every year or two), but that changes quickly when you are faced with the very real potential of losing your license. Driving may well […]

Ex Post Facto Clause of New Jersey’s Constitution

May 16th, 2017

The U.S. Constitution explicitly guarantees that States shall not pass ex post facto laws – laws that provide after-the-fact punishment – and New Jersey’s Constitution obliges. Ex post facto clauses guarantee that existing criminal statutes provide fair warning of their effects and that citizens can rely upon these cause-and-effect warnings (until they’ve been definitively changed). […]

Reckless Driving vs. Careless Driving

May 10th, 2017

Reckless driving and careless driving sound like they’re probably the same thing but, in fact, they are both distinct New Jersey traffic violations. In New Jersey, the distinction between the two charges is real and important and the accusation you face can directly affect the consequences you face for a conviction. If you’ve been charged […]

6 Tips for College Students Regarding DWI

May 2nd, 2017

Anyone can make a silly mistake – even a smart college student. Mistakes happen. If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI), it’s important that you know what to expect and how best to defend yourself. An experienced New Jersey DWI attorney can help you do just […]

Bail Reform and Pretrial Detention

April 27th, 2017

The Bail Reform Act limits pretrial detention to those defendants whose alleged crimes warrant stricter monitoring; the Act favors the presumptive approach of a defendant’s pretrial release and monitoring. If a prosecutorial motion can show via clear and convincing evidence that a defendant cannot be reasonably monitored without pretrial detention, the New Jersey trial court […]

Voluntariness and the Right to Remain Silent

April 19th, 2017

If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, you are no doubt feeling the stress. It’s a terrible time for all involved, but try to remain calm and remember that your child has rights and that you are well advised to champion those rights. It’s crucial that you understand your child’s rights and […]

Probation vs Incarceration for Youth Offenders

April 11th, 2017

The law, in general, recognizes the fact that youth offenders are not adults. Although youth offenders must be held accountable when they run afoul of the law, these juveniles have yet to fully mature. It’s in society’s best interest to help them and the community at large by implementing sentences that focus on guiding youth […]

So Your Teenager is Driving

April 5th, 2017

What You Should Know about Probationary Licenses Your teenager is driving, and for most of you it’s probably a bittersweet moment (mixed with a lot of high anxiety). But take a deep breath and remember that this isn’t just a rite of passage for your teen, it’s also a rite of passage for you. This […]

The Truth about Polygraph Tests

March 21st, 2017

Most of us are familiar with polygraph tests – so called lie detector tests – from cop shows on TV. The Polygraph machine that performs polygraph tests has been around for a very long time, but the veracity of its results has always been questioned. For this very reason, polygraph test results are not always […]

Last Year’s Scandalous Dry Labbing Case Leads to New Standards of Lab Tests

March 8th, 2017

In March of 2016, a New Jersey State Police Laboratory scandal emerged regarding failures to appropriately verify drug samples. In fact, the lab technician involved was accused of dry labbing positive test results – or asserting positive results without actually performing any of the necessary lab work. It’s very likely that such dry labbing techniques […]

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