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Garden State? More Like Cannabis State: Weed Now Legal in New Jersey

On Monday, February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into effect, officially decriminalizing marijuana. What does this mean though? Can you possess any amount of marijuana and not get arrested? Will your criminal record be expunged? Our criminal defense attorneys answer these questions and more below. Continue reading to learn more now that weed is legal…

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How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me if I’m Arrested for Gun Possession?

Firearms are strictly controlled in New Jersey. Possessing or using a firearm unlawfully in the state can subject you to harsh criminal penalties in the event of a conviction. If you have been arrested on gun possession charges, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help protect your rights and interests and help you fight to avoid the most…

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What Are Your Options If You Were Arrested for a DUI on New Year’s Eve?

Over the New Year’s holiday, law enforcement departments in New Jersey become extra vigilant for drivers under the influence of alcohol. Many municipalities across New Jersey make additional funding available to pay for overtime for officers to patrol for DUI offenders and to run DUI checkpoints during New Year’s Eve. If you go out for the New Year’s Eve holiday…

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Union City Resident Arrested for Child Pornography

A Union City man was arrested last month on criminal charges relating to the possession of child pornography materials on his cell phone. Suspect Charged with Child Pornography Offenses Hudson County prosecutors announced that they had charged Felix Martinez, 45, with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography after investigators found more than 1,000 images of…

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15 People Charged with Alleged Racketeering Scheme in South Jersey

Over a dozen individuals who are alleged to be members of organized crime were indicted last month on charges relating to the operation of a criminal enterprise in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. Members of Cosa Nostra Alleged to Have Engaged in Racketeering Efforts An indictment issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged 15…

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NJ Governor Murphy Signs Three Bills to Reform Criminal Sentencing

Last month, New Jersey Governor Phill Murphy signed into law three bills that were passed by the state legislature aimed at reforming criminal sentencing procedures in the New Jersey criminal justice system. Specifically, the bills were targeted at establishing a new compassionate release program, studying the cost savings of earlier release of low-risk offenders, and adding age as a mitigating…

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NJ Corrections Officer Charged With Smuggling Drugs into Local Prison

A New Jersey corrections officer was charged, following a joint state-federal investigation, with having smuggled contraband into the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Corrections Officer Smuggles Contraband into Jail Luis A. Mercado, 25, of Galloway Township, was charged last month with second-degree official misconduct after a joint investigation between agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and officials at the Atlantic…

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Do Crime Rates Really Increase on Halloween? 

Although crime rates do increase on Halloween compared to an average day, most of the criminal offenses involve pranks and mischief committed by teens and young adults or involve alcohol-related crimes like DUI and bar fights.  Even though more serious crimes like assaults, kidnappings, and homicides occur everyday, these crimes can seem more memorable when they occur on Halloween, especially…

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Can My Child Get Arrested on Mischief Night?

Halloween goes along with “Mischief Night,” as many children and teens see the holiday as an opportunity to engage in pranks — hence the name. Some of you reading this may have participated in Mischief Night yourself. Unfortunately, when young people fail to fully appreciate all the potential consequences of a prank, or feel the need to outdo their friends…

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