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Can You Lose Custody Rights with a History of Child Endangerment?

October 13, 2020

Child endangerment, also known as endangering the welfare of a child, is a serious crime that can significantly impact your life, especially if you are in the midst of custody proceedings. Having a criminal history of child endangerment can easily lead a court to take away your visitation or custody rights. If you have been charged with child endangerment in…

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Making a False 911 Call Based on Race is Now a Crime in New Jersey

October 1, 2020

If you spend any time on the internet, chances are you’ve come across multiple videos of someone calling the police over someone’s ethnicity. Well, New Jersey has recently joined several other states and made this a crime.  On Monday, August 31st, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a legislation (A1906) that makes making a false 911 call based on someone’s…

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NJ Massage Therapists Lose License for Offensive Touching

September 2, 2020

In late August, state authorities revoked the license of a massage therapist who had been criminally convicted for inappropriately touching a client during a massage. This individual represents one of several therapists whose licenses have been similarly revoked in just the past 12 months in New Jersey.  Massage Therapist Loses License for Harassment & Offensive Touching Conviction John Popper was…

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Is New Jersey a Stand Your Ground State?

August 25, 2020

It is a generally understood right that if someone is actively threatening you with bodily injury or death, you may legally use force to protect yourself. However, in real-life situations involving self-defense, the line between lawful self-defense and becoming an unlawful aggressor is not always clear. It is important that everyone understands what constitutes lawful self-defense, but it is particularly…

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New Jersey Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws

July 30, 2020

Like with civil lawsuits, police officers and criminal prosecutors have a time limit in which to file charges for most types of criminal offenses. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. Under New Jersey law, criminal charges are filed and a prosecution is commenced for limitations purposes once an indictment is found by a grand jury or when…

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Parsippany Men Sentenced for Roles in Roommate’s Killing, Face Deportation

July 14, 2020

Two Parsippany residents were sentenced in early July 2020 to incarceration for their respective roles in a drunken fight that left their fellow housemate dead. Men Arrested for Killing Roommate Rogelio Laureano-Gonzalez, age 26, pled guilty to manslaughter and hindering apprehension for the homicide of Jaime Lopez-Basilio, a 27 year old Mexican immigrant, during an argument between the two at…

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Self-Defense Is a Right In New Jersey

July 13, 2020

In New Jersey, under some conditions, the law allows a person to use force upon another. The relevant law is NJSA 2C:3-4. That law exonerates a criminal defendant charged with using force (including deadly force)  to commit assault and domestic violence, and in some extreme circumstances, murder. New Jersey law allows self-defense most commonly when someone responds to a threat…

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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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