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Stealing Packages Off A Porch is Now a Felony Crime in NJ

The growth of online retail has made packages dropped off on front porches a common sight throughout New Jersey. Unfortunately, because these packages often sit out in the open until residents come home in the evening, they are an attractive target for thieves, who have been popularly dubbed “porch pirates.” In response to increased rates of package theft in the…

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Everything You Need to Know About NJ’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths

In New Jersey, people can be charged with a crime if they provide drugs to someone who subsequently dies after overdosing on such drugs. This crime is formally called strict liability for drug-induced death and is codified at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-9. The offense is intended to punish drug dealers and manufacturers for overdose deaths caused by the drugs they make or…

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What Are the Penalties for Cocaine Possession in New Jersey?

Cocaine is a highly-regulated controlled substance, due to its high potential for addiction and dangerous effects from use, and the fact that it has very little beneficial medical use. For that reason, possession of cocaine is considered a very serious criminal offense in New Jersey. A conviction for cocaine possession in New Jersey can carry serious penalties that may affect…

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Penalties for Fentanyl Possession in New Jersey

In New Jersey, drug possession is treated as a serious criminal offense. One type of drug that has recently seen increased abuse in New Jersey is fentanyl. If you are arrested and charged with possession of fentanyl in New Jersey, you need to know what penalties and consequences you may be facing if you are convicted on your possession charge. …

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Understanding the Reality of Holiday-Related Crimes

While the holidays should be a time of celebration and gathering, law enforcement departments also know that the holidays mean increased rates of certain types of criminal activity. Do More Crimes Occur over the Holidays? Studies have found that theft and fraud-related crimes do occur more frequently during the holiday season, while other types of crime, including violent crimes, do…

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What Happens If You Are Convicted of Sexual Assault in NJ But Have No Prior History?

Being charged with a crime can cause you a great deal of anxiety and fear. It can be especially stressful when you are facing charges for a serious criminal offense such as sexual assault. Many people who are charged and ultimately convicted for sexual assault have no prior criminal history. When you’ve never had any interaction with the criminal justice…

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What Happens When Shoplifters Get Caught?

People shoplift from stores for a variety of reasons. Some people shoplift as part of a scheme to make money selling the stolen items themselves. Other people shoplift items that they need but cannot afford. Others may choose to shoplift as an act of mischief or to experience the emotional rush that comes from the fear of being caught. A…

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Crimes Common Among Juveniles on Halloween Night

Unfortunately, some teenagers see Halloween as an opportunity to engage in mischief. While some juveniles may limit themselves to harmless pranks, others may step over the line and commit acts that constitute crimes.  Below we’ll discuss some of the most common crimes juveniles are arrested for on and around the Halloween holiday. If your son or daughter was arrested for…

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The Most Commonly Used Drug in New Jersey

The use of illicit drugs in New Jersey has grown over the past few years, with certain kinds of narcotics seeing a significant spike in prevalence. If you find yourself arrested for drug possession in New Jersey, don’t let a mistake significantly impact the rest of your life. Let an experienced drug defense attorney help you fight for your rights,…

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