Category: Criminal Case Issues

porch piracy

Edison Theft Lawyers “Porch pirate” is a common term for a person who steals packages from doorways or porches before the homeowner can pick them up. Incidents of alleged stealing of packages while people aren’t home are not rare occurrences in New Jersey. In fact, as more New Jersey residents do their shopping through online […]

wiretapping

You sit down with a friend to lunch at a restaurant and sit outside on the patio. The two of you catch up on the latest in your lives, including your divorce and custody battle. You confide in your friend that your children do not want to visit with their father. You further disclose that […]

arrested

Did police fail to read you your rights? Union County lawyers discuss Miranda requirements and what you can do if you have been charged with a crime and not mirandized. Everyone has certain constitutional rights – even, and perhaps especially, when they are arrested. For example, every U.S. citizen has the right not to incriminate […]

search

Criminal Law Attorneys Explore Unlawful Searches and Seizures in NJ We live in a society that prizes privacy and independence. From the source of United States law come guarantees of liberty, life, happiness, and by implication, privacy. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects people from unwarranted intrusions by the state or government. It protects […]

veterans diversion program

Although a prison sentence is sometimes considered necessary for individuals who have been charged with crimes, the reality is that spending time in prison often leads to recidivism, and a lot of people can benefit from a criminal justice system that emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation over punishment and incarceration. The Veterans Diversion Program (VDP) exists so that […]

innocent vs guilty

What to Know if You Are a Parent Charged With a Crime in NJ Criminal charges can be tough for anyone, but they can be especially hard on parents because the ramifications of an arrest and/or conviction are far-reaching and, in many cases, permanent. A parent who is charged with a crime in New Jersey […]

criminal background handcuffs

How does Having a Prior Conviction Impact a New Criminal Case in NJ? A criminal conviction on your record may affect you in unsuspected ways. Even one conviction can affect the severity of the sentence for your second offense. Since a judge has the discretion to tailor a sentence to the defendant before them, your […]

interfering dominoes

For any acts that prevent an officer from making an arrest or conducting police work, state law, local law, and other related laws may pertain to the same actions, compounding penalties. In New Jersey, interfering with police work can come in many forms, though typically not by mere words. So, when you witness an arrest […]

probation

If convicted for common legal violations, like illegally possessing drugs, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, simple assault, theft, or shoplifting, you may be eligible for probation, an alternative to incarceration. Since criminal activity involving drugs, stealing, fraud, disruptive behavior, and many others are charged as petty and disorderly persons offenses, third degree crimes, and fourth degree offenses, the prosecutor and the judge may […]

child custody

New Jersey Criminal Cases Can Be Used Against You in Child Custody Decisions Going through a divorce can be extremely stressful for the spouses, especially when there are children involved. In fact, child custody is usually one of the most important issues in any divorce proceeding because the parents don’t want to lose the opportunity […]