Year: 2020


The crimes of eluding N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 and aggravated assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) often go hand in hand, as people fleeing from police or law enforcement in a car or motor vehicle are often accused of doing so at the potential peril of others. The harm caused to innocent bystanders is referred to as assault when committed […]

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Mens Rea: What it Means and Why it Matters when Charged with a Crime in NJ Anyone charged with a crime in the United States is “innocent until proven guilty.” We have all heard this phrase thrown around hundreds of times. But what does it really mean to be proven guilty? In New Jersey, to […]


What Happens with the Criminal Process in Middlesex County NJ? Unless you are in the legal profession, what happens to people after they are arrested probably never crosses your mind. But say you have been arrested for an indictable crime, meaning a fourth, third, second, or first degree crime. Wondering what happens after you are […]


If you have been charged with harassment in Hoboken, you must take the charges seriously because you can go to jail for this petty disorderly persons offense, and you may even face a restraining order. The statute governing harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4, encompasses words and deeds that are not uncommonly committed against loved ones, friends, or […]

Rahway, a busy city easily reached by Routes 1 & 9, the Garden State Parkway, and New Jersey Turnpike, is often the site of arrests and charges for disorderly conduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2. Whether you were traveling through for work, visiting a friend, or shopping along St. George’s Ave., you will be required to attend […]

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Charged with Aggravated Assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(13) in Middlesex County In 2017, New Jersey Senators Linda Greenstein and Paul Sarlo sponsored legislation making strangulation under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act a third degree crime. Prior to the introduction of the bill, strangulation was subsumed under the simple assault statute, which made the charge a lower level […]


People in the criminal system often use the word “downgrade.” The definition of the term downgrade can take on slight variations depending on who is using it and what he or she is referring to. Generally, downgrading charges includes reducing the degree of the charge. For some, it can mean a reduction from a higher […]


Until the law is changed in New Jersey, if caught in Rahway with marijuana, you will be called to answer to the charges in either Rahway Municipal Court or Union County Superior Court. Marijuana crimes are great money makers for local municipalities and the state as a whole, as individuals convicted are often assessed court costs, […]


Any criminal case in New Jersey that entails compromising  authority, security, or directions of law enforcement, is taken seriously. As a result, a person who violates any criminal statute pertaining to a police officer will be charged with either a disorderly persons offense or an indictable crime. In New Jersey criminal law, an indictable crime is a […]


What Does the Crime Battery Mean in New Jersey? In New Jersey, physical harm or a threat of physical harm is considered an assault.  Other states may refer to assault as “battery” or “assault and battery.” While there may be slight variations between the two, essentially any harm done to another person is considered an […]