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»
How Do Prior Shoplifting Convictions Affect my Case in NJ?
One might think that shoplifting is a minor offense with minimal consequences in New Jersey. Not only is this untrue, there are also mandatory sentencing requirements that become even more severe if you have one or more prior convictions for shoplifting. In fact, the court is required to enhance your sentencing penalties for ... Read More»
Criminal Charges for Causing Alarm in New Jersey
Most people know that you can get in trouble for yelling out “fire” in a crowded movie theater or for pulling a fire alarm in a convention center or hotel. But many are unaware of the stakes. Schoolchildren who pull an alarm at school or write a message about a potential act of may face... Read More»
Being Charged with a Crime in Bayonne NJ
Bayonne, New Jersey, is an extraordinarily busy port town. Located in Hudson County, Bayonne contains multiple transit hubs, including the Bayonne Bridge, the Port Authority of New York, and New Jersey’s Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Port Authority Police are incredibly active in and around Bayonne, given its close proximity to these and ... Read More»
Can a Disorderly Conduct Charge be Dropped?
Facing a New Jersey criminal charge and even lesser charges for technically quasi-criminal offenses like disorderly conduct, can place your job and well-being at serious risk. This is particularly true if you hold any professional licenses, are applying for college or graduate school, work in a sensitive field like law enforcement or ... Read More»
What is the Difference Between Juvenile Court and Criminal Court in NJ?
The New Jersey legal system handles juvenile cases differently from how it handles adult criminal cases. Even the terminology applicable in each court system is different. Adults are convicted of crimes, while juveniles are “adjudicated delinquent.” Adults are arrested, whereas juveniles are “taken into custody.” If your child has a ... Read More»