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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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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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