What if my Rights were Violated when Arrested in NJ?
Getting arrested can make anyone feel powerless. Police stop you unexpectedly, demand identification, ask you questions, restrain your movement, and potentially even place you in cuffs and haul you down to the station. But it is important to remember that the United States Constitution recognize the intrusiveness of this police ... Read More»
Answering Police Questions in New Jersey: What to Know
Most people are unaware of their rights when responding to questions by police. Considering this, it is vitally important to understand the requirements for answering police questions in New Jersey. The following explores various scenarios in which you may be asked to answer questions by a law enforcement officer, including if you ... Read More»
Plea Negotiations in New Jersey Criminal Cases
Plea bargaining is an essential part of the criminal justice system in New Jersey. In essence, a plea bargain can be your first line of defense to secure a favorable outcome in the face of an unfavorable factual situation, a new criminal charge when you have a lengthy prior record, or it is unlikely that... Read More»
Types of Probation in New Jersey
Supervised vs. Unsupervised Probation in NJ If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in New Jersey or taken advantage of a pretrial diversion program like Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) or Drug Court, there’s a good chance that the court will place you on some form of probation instead of ordering you to serve jail... Read More»
Searched when Arrested in NJ?
Police can conduct a warrantless search of your person and potentially your property if you are arrested for a crime in New Jersey. Such searches are permitted by a legal doctrine known as a “search incident to arrest.” Whether you are being arrested for a gun, drunk driving, drug possession, or another crime, you need... Read More»
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»