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Consequences of Criminal Convictions for Immigrants

June 11, 2020

A criminal conviction can upend a person’s life in a matter of seconds. While anyone who is charged with a crime could be facing a lengthy jail sentence and monetary fines, the consequences are even steeper for undocumented immigrants or those who have overstayed their Visa. Both the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 and Immigration and…

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How Do You Get Into PTI in NJ?

May 6, 2020

I have guided many clients through the PTI application process as a New Jersey defense attorney. PTI can be a great opportunity for individuals charged with criminal offenses to avoid conviction. In some cases it can be relatively straightforward to get into PTI. However, in many other situations with particular charges or circumstances there can be many obstacles to PTI admission.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Assault Charges in NJ

May 1, 2020

If you’ve been arrested for sexual assault in New Jersey, then you likely have a lot of questions. From understanding the criminal process to questioning what type of penalties you could face, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Learn everything you need to know about sexual assault charges in New Jersey below. What You Need to Know About Sexual Assault Charges…

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Can You Lose Your Nursing License for Shoplifting in NJ?

April 11, 2020

As a NJ defense attorney, I have defended hundred of shoplifting cases. As a former prosecutor I also have experience on the other side of the courtroom. I have also assisted many nurses and other medical professionals charged with shoplifting in NJ. The first question most ask is “can you your nursing license for shoplifting in NJ?” How Does New…

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Do NJ Teachers Have to Self-report Arrests to their School District?

April 10, 2020

Most credentialed professions have their own industry-specific code of ethics that their members adhere to. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants all follow their own individual system of ethics meant to protect the demographics that they work with. There is no profession, outside of the medical profession perhaps, with a more strict set of professional standards than the field of education. Teachers…

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Can Store Security & Loss Prevention Make NJ Shoplifting Arrests?

April 9, 2020

Have you been charged with shoplifting in New Jersey? There are a few things that you should know about Nj shoplifting arrests and the law. Knowledge of the law can be the deciding factor when it comes to your case. Especially understanding the powers that a loss prevention or store security associate has. I am a defense attorney and former…

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What If Police Searched you Illegally?

April 1, 2020

Experience Getting Evidence Thrown Out in Court      I have been defending clients accused of committing criminal offenses for over a decade. Many of these involved drug possession and gun charges. These can be characterized as possessory offenses. They almost always occur following some kind of search. This could be the police searching your car, home, or person.  The issue of “possession”…

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Can Police Search Your Home Without a Warrant?

April 1, 2020

Former Prosecutor on Your Side. NJ Police can search your home without a warrant under very limited circumstances. As a defense attorney in New Jersey I have defended clients against warrantless police searches of their homes. In some cases police entered these client’s homes without consent or a warrant. It is often assumed that such a action is simply illegal.…

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Defense Against New Jersey DWI Prosecution Based on Hearsay

March 14, 2020

In some cases, the prosecution will try to use witness statements to convict suspects of drunk driving. If so, you need an experienced New Jersey DWI attorney who can defend against a DWI witness. A trial judge allowing witness statements to be used against you in a DWI trial may be violating both the hearsay rules of evidence and your right to confront…

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How to Get a Possession Charge Dismissed in New Jersey

November 25, 2019

Common NJ Drug Arrests Been arrested for a possession charge in NJ? This is the most common question new clients ask after being arrested for drug possession. This article answers some questions about how to get possession charges dismissed in NJ. The most common type of drug possession is possessions of marijuana. The applicable statute is NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4. This is…

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