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Community Caretaking vs. Illegal Home Searches in Criminal Cases

The community caretaking exception allows the police to conduct a warrantless search under certain circumstances. One of several exceptions to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unwarranted intrusions into private spaces, police community caretaking allows police to search a vehicle or home without a search warrant in some instances. However, the Supreme Court qualified the exception […]

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Your Right to Privacy when Making Phone Calls from the Police Station

New Jersey Supreme Court Says Recorded Phone Calls from the Police Station cannot be used as Evidence Against Defendants Facing Criminal Charges The United States Constitution does not specifically state that individuals have a right to privacy. However, a long line of Supreme Court cases has carved out a right to privacy from the Bill […]

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License Plate Violations Leading to Traffic Stop Have Limits, NJ Supreme Court Says

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided that N.J.S.A. 39-3:33 should be interpreted narrowly, looking to the plain meaning and reasonable understanding of the term “obscure” or “concealed,” and must not be used as a pretext for police to violate any individual’s Constitutional rights. The ruling comes after two criminal cases were brought before the […]

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Parole or Probation: Key Considerations for Criminal Defendants

When an accused is convicted of a crime, New Jersey law provides a range of sentencing options from which a judge may choose for the defendant. Each crime is graded as indictable or a disorderly persons offense, with corresponding sentences. For example, a fourth-degree crime comes with a possible sentence of up to 18 months […]

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The In’s and Out’s of Public Safety Assessments in New Jersey

If you are arrested and a criminal complaint is filed against you in New Jersey, your release from jail pending your trial is up to a judge. That is, if you are not released after being processed at the police station. If you are kept in jail following your arrest, you must appear before a […]

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Police Body Cameras Become Mandatory in New Jersey

In the wake of multiple high-profile cases that raised issues of police tactics, most notably the George Floyd case, New Jersey has enacted two laws to address the rising citizen complaints and police brutality cases. The first law, Bill 1163 is a body camera mandate for all officers, except those whose work would not require […]

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Criminal Allegations and Restraining Orders during Divorces and Breakups

Facing Criminal Charges while Splitting up with an Ex in New Jersey? You’re not Alone. The end of a marriage is almost always tough on the spouses, and divorce is rarely easy for any of the parties involved. This is especially true when the divorce is contentious because emotions can run high both in and […]

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