Simple Assault as Grounds for a Restraining Order in New Jersey

New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws require an act of domestic violence to occur in order for the victim to obtain a restraining order. According to the NJ Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) of 1991, there are 19 offenses considered “acts of domestic violence,” one of which is assault. When an assault occurs in the context of […]

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FAQ’s when Arrested for Drugs in Your Car in New Jersey

As experienced New Jersey drug defense attorneys, we often face questions from clients who are arrested for drugs found in their car. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we receive from people facing drug charges arising from a motor vehicle search. Do I have to get out of the […]

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New Alcotest Breathalyzer to be Used in NJ DWI Cases

Police in New Jersey will now use a new version of the Alcotest Breath Testing Device to determine Blood Alcohol Concentration in Suspected Drunk Drivers New Jersey recently adopted a measure to replace the current Alcotest breathalyzer machine used in DWI cases throughout the state. Until now, police have been using the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C manufactured […]

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Is PTI the Same as Probation in New Jersey?

One of the most common questions our clients ask when facing criminal charges in New Jersey is if the Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI) is the same as probation. Although there are overlaps in the terminology, these two components of New Jersey criminal law are not the same. PTI and probation have distinct elements, including eligibility […]

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New Jersey Marijuana Arrests Highest in the Nation

New Jersey has the highest marijuana arrest rate among local police departments in the entire United States, according to a recent investigation by USA Today Network. In fact, some departments reported that weed accounted for over one third of their total arrests for the year. Marijuana Arrests in NJ According to the FBI’s Uniform Criminal Reporting […]

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New Jersey Municipal Courts May See Major Reforms Coming

The Municipal Court System in New Jersey may soon have a significant overhaul, if a Supreme Court Committee has its way. After assembling a 31-member group in March of 2017, the committee recently issued a report recommending a series of changes to the way municipal courts operate throughout New Jersey and the heavy fines and fees […]

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All New Jersey Marijuana Cases Adjourned for Now, Says Attorney General

One of the most significant developments in the path toward marijuana legalization in New Jersey just occurred, as the Attorney General ordered all pending marijuana cases in Municipal Courts across the state be postponed until further notice. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a directive to New Jersey prosecutors instructing municipal prosecutors statewide to request an […]

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Bergen County Men Charged with Illegal Handgun Possession in NY

New York Police Arrest Hackensack Man, Mahwah Man for Allegedly Going Target Shooting with Illegal Firearms Two men from Bergen County, NJ were recently arrested and charged with gun crimes in New York. The Bergen County suspects in the illegal handgun possession case are 22-year-old Hackensack resident Dominic Borghetti and 23-year-old Mahwah resident Nicolas Cianciaruso. […]

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Third and Subsequent DWI Offenders Ineligible for Intermittent Jail Time in New Jersey

Being charged with a third DWI in New Jersey means you will be sentenced to serve 180 days in jail if convicted. The mandatory 180-day jail term associated with third DWI is non-negotiable, meaning you cannot avoid it if you are found guilty of repeat drunk driving offenses. Recently, a New Jersey Appellate Court clarified […]

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Wallington Man Gets Prison for Watching Webcams of Child Sexual Abuse

Wallington Suspect in Child Pornography Case Sentenced to Prison A Wallington man is headed to federal prison for watching live webcam shows of child sexual abuse. The defendant in the case was Stephen Hallet, a 67-year-old man from Wallington in Bergen County, New Jersey. Hallet was charged with receipt of child pornography after law enforcement […]

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