Am I Eligible for a Diversionary Program?
New Jersey offers a number of programs designed to help certain qualifying criminal defendants avoid a costly and potentially life-altering criminal conviction. These programs are broadly referred to as diversionary programs. If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, you should know about all of your legal options, ... Read More»
Is it Possible to Have my Criminal Charge Reduced?
Facing criminal charges in New Jersey can be devastating, but under the right circumstances, you may be able to negotiate your way out of the some of the harshest potential penalties. A skilled criminal defense attorney, or a set of facts that are particularly favorable to you, can motivate a prosecutor to offer you a... Read More»
Why You Should Always go to a Required Court Appearance for NJ Criminal Charges
Have a Court Date for a Criminal Charge in New Jersey? Here’s Why You Need to Appear Appearing for a court date can be a tremendous challenge. You may have to arrange transportation to a courthouse located some distance away from you. You may have to take time off work, arrange childcare, or wait in... Read More»
Why You May Lose Your License for an NJ Criminal or Traffic Offense
Many people are aware that a driver can lose their New Jersey privileges if they commit too many traffic offenses. Yet fewer people know that a number of other charges can also result in a license suspension, including drunk driving, certain drug crimes, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, and even violating the terms... Read More»
NJ Municipal Ordinance vs. Criminal Offense
New Jersey does not rely on the common misdemeanor versus felony classifications for criminal offenses commonly used in other states, and people can be confused by the criminal offense classifications that New Jersey does use. One of the most common questions we get asked as criminal defense lawyers in NJ is: what is an ordinance... Read More»
How a Criminal Charge Can Impact Your Job in New Jersey
Arrested in NJ, Will this Affect my Job? In 2014, New Jersey enacted a law called the Opportunity to Compete Act to limit an employers’ ability to ask employees about their criminal records. But despite this and other so-called “ban the box” laws, a criminal arrest and/or charge can have a variety of serious negative... Read More»