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Can Family Attend Arraignment?

April 25, 2021

Being charged with a crime is scary enough, let alone going through the entire process alone. If you’re charged with a crime, you might be wondering if your family is allowed to attend your arraignment. And the answer is yes, they can attend.  What is an Arraignment Hearing? An arraignment hearing is where the court will legally charge the defendant…

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How Being On The Sex Offender Registry Can Affect Your Life

April 15, 2021

The state of New Jersey takes sex crimes very seriously. If you’ve convicted of a sex crime and are placed on the sex offender registry, your life will be forever impacted. Where you can live and where you can work will be limited and your reputation and whereabouts will always be under constant scrutiny. If you are facing a sex…

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What To Expect if You Leave the State After Being Arrested

March 22, 2021

Having to face criminal charges can already bring about a great deal of stress. However, if you are arrested for a crime in a different state than the one you consider your state of primary residence, you may find it incredibly difficult to mount an effective defense of your rights, freedom, and future. When you are arrested while visiting another…

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NJ Bill Would Eliminate Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for 29 Crimes, If Passed

March 5, 2021

Criminal justice reformers have advocated for a bill recently passed by the New Jersey Senate that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing for a variety of state criminal offenses.  Bill Passes Senate, Proceeding to Assembly Hearings Bill S-3456 was approved by the state Senate late February without discussion, where it proceeded to Assembly committee meetings for consideration prior to being referred…

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Is Marijuana Now Legal In New Jersey?

February 25, 2021

Yes, it is. On Monday, February 22, 2021, New Jersey officially legalized marijuana, making it the 14th state in the country to do so. After a failed legislative push back in 2019, New Jersey residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of legalizing marijuana during the General Election in November 2020.  While the news of the legalization has been in talk for…

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Can I Lose My Job if I’m Arrested in New Jersey?

February 22, 2021

After getting arrested in New Jersey, the first thing you’re going to think about is your loss of freedom. The second will be whether or not you will lose your job. While it’s understandable to assume that your employer will not hold your position if you are sent to prison for an extended period of time, many people wonder what…

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Can Police Make You Take A Sobriety Test in NJ?

January 24, 2021

Being stopped for a DUI, whether as part of a random traffic stop or as part of an organized DUI checkpoint, can seem very intimidating. If police officers begin ordering you around, you may not have time to stop and think about what your rights are. However, there are a few things that cops can’t make you do during a…

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I Have a Restraining Order Against Me. How Will it Impact the Holidays?

December 15, 2020

Separation of the family unit can be a devastating event psychologically, emotionally, and financially. This is even more pronounced during the holidays, especially if you have a restraining order filed against you. Let’s take a look at how you can negotiate the intricacies of visitation rights during a holiday even if a restraining order has been placed on you by…

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Can I Sue My City for An Accident Caused by Unplowed Roads?

December 1, 2020

As we approach the peak of the winter season in the state of New Jersey, citizens have started taking precautions against the well-known dangers of icy roads and slippery walkways. These include shoveling snow, salting pathways, applying grit or wood chips to increase traction, and so on.  However, their responsibility to ensure their safety and that of others only extend…

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Can I Go to Jail for Lying About My Criminal Background on a Job Application?

November 30, 2020

Chances are you’ve probably told a white lie or two to obtain employment. While telling a white lie here and there about your skill level using Microsoft programs or that you’re okay working weekends isn’t necessarily harmful, lying about your criminal record, experience and education can not only lead to your termination but they can also land you in jail…

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    “Mr. Vecchio was very thorough and efficient. His team was accommodating and the ultimate outcome was better than expected. Mr. Vecchio kept me up to date with every detail via emails and text messages. An all around good guy and family man.”
    NOEL
  • / VERY PROFESSIONAL
    “I have been working with Anthony on my husband’s out of state case for a few days now. He is punctual and doesn’t make you feel like you are asking too many questions in such a stressful time. He knows exactly what is happening before you even tell him. He is very professional and treats you like a human at the same time with the most respect.”
    DANA
  • / SHARP & PROGRESSIVE
    "Anthony was instrumental in making the worst time in my life manageable. He's smart, intuitive and most of all he gave me peace of mind. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, progressive attorney who knows how to navigate the law."
    ALICE

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