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Drug Possession Defense

If you or a loved one have been charged with a drug possession crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you to understand what legal defenses might be applicable under the facts of your case. Below are some of the more common drug possession defenses and legal strategies. Unlawful Search and Seizure One of the most common defenses raised…

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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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Can Social Media Affect a Criminal Case?

After you have been arrested and charged with a crime, one of the biggest mistakes you can make to jeopardize your rights and the outcome of your criminal case is to continue your social media use as if you are not facing criminal prosecution. While you may want to keep your friends and loved ones updated on the progress of…

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Concealed Carry Reform Passes NJ Legislature

The New Jersey Senate narrowly passed a bill that reforms the state’s regulations for the concealed carry of firearms, in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could make it easier to obtain concealed carry permits.  New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Along Party Lines; Gov. Murphy Indicates Intent to Sign The Democratic Party-controlled New Jersey Senate voted largely…

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What Does Double Jeopardy Mean?

Although you may have heard of the phrase “double jeopardy” in the context of a criminal case, you may not know what the term means or what rights are afforded by it. If you are facing criminal prosecution, you need to know what is meant by “double jeopardy” and when the protections of the rule attach in your case.  What…

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Ex-U.N. Employee Sentenced For Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women

A New Jersey resident and former United Nations employee was recently arrested for allegedly drugging 20 women and sexually assaulting another 13 over a span of 20 years. The defendant worked for the United Nations in Iraq as a communications specialist.  On Thursday, October 27, 2022, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In May of 2022, the offender…

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Driver Carjacked at Wawa; What to Expect if You’re Charged With This Crime

A resident of Medford, NJ was carjacked while waiting to put air in her tires at a local Wawa. The victim reported that she was approached by a man around 2:30 pm on October 22, 2022, who then physically removed her from her 2015 Nissan Rogue. Two other men then got into the vehicle and drove off.  Video footage from…

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Can a Cop Still Search My Vehicle If I Was Pulled Over for a Broken Taillight?

If a police officer pulls you over for a broken taillight or other minor vehicle code infraction related to your vehicle, such as an obstructed license plate or tinted windows, you may be shocked or alarmed if the police try to search your vehicle during the stop. But can law enforcement search your vehicle after you were stopped for a…

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How Are People Charged as an Accomplice in New Jersey?

While the person or persons who commit a crime may be charged, others who aided them but did not actively participate in the commission of the crime may also be charged under a theory of accomplice liability.  What is a Principal vs. an Accomplice? In a crime, the principal is a person who commits the act or acts that satisfy…

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Can High School Fights Be Prosecuted?

When two or more students get into a fight at school, it can lead to involvement with the courts for one or more of the students in the fight. Whether a high school fight will be prosecuted may depend on the facts and circumstances of the altercation, how the fight was resolved, and whether anyone suffered injuries in the fight. …

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  • 20 Years of Experience
    When your freedom is at stake, experience matters. At Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC, we have nearly 20 years of experience defending clients just like you. We’re proud to have been recognized by South Jersey Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense, “Rising Star” lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine, “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine in 2018 and by the Mercer County Bar Association for our legal abilities and commitment to legal education.
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