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How New Jersey’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Affect Drug Possession Charges

November 20, 2017

New Jersey laws and law enforcement efforts represent an aggressive approach toward marijuana. The state has some of the harshest penalties in the country for first-time marijuana possession offenders, and based on one study, more than 23,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in our state each year. As a result, New Jersey drug possession lawyers must constantly remain informed about changes in the law in order to…

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Criminal Defense 101: State of Mind

November 10, 2016

If you have been accused of a crime in New Jersey, the case may depend on your “mens rea”. This takes the defendant’s state of mind into account. One notable exception to that rule are in the violation of statute dealing with a per se crime. Such a crime does not require evidence of intent. Working with a New Jersey criminal…

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Will Texting-While-Driving Ban Create Traffic Defense for Text Senders?

September 6, 2016

Text messaging has become as much a part of our collective communication habits as ubiquitous access to a pay-phone used to be. New Jersey Bans Texting and Driving The statewide ban on texting while driving has gained acceptance for its purpose of minimizing distracted driving. With it, however, has come some confusion about what exactly the police will enforce as…

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Should I Represent Myself in Court?

November 2, 2015

If you are charged with a crime in New Jersey or are seeking an expungement, you may feel some inclination to represent yourself. However, the New Jersey Courts system itself recommends against this practice, as the court system can be highly confusing. So should you represent yourself in court or hire an attorney? To better explain what you should and shouldn’t…

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Proposed Change to New Jersey DUI Laws—On Whose Authority?

December 4, 2014

A proposed New Jersey DUI law would increase the penalties for drivers stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs who have a child passenger. The proposal comes from Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee chairman Charles Mainor, who was also a former Jersey City police detective. Mr. Mainor hopes the law, if passed, would increase awareness of…

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NJ Penalties for Operating A Vehicle Without a License or Allowing Unlicensed Drivers to Operate a Vehicle

October 5, 2014

Driving without a license is a serious offense in New Jersey. Regardless of the circumstances and whether you are the one driving without a license or have allowed an unlicensed person to drive your vehicle, you could be subject to harsh penalties under the state’s traffic violation laws. Fortunately, attorney Anthony J. Vecchio has extensive experience in dealing with these types of charges. If…

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NJ Conspiracy Charges – NJSA 2C:5-2

September 5, 2014

Get Help Now If you have been charged with conspiracy, your case must be handled with care. NJ conspiracy charges implicate many other subtle but complex areas of law. These include codefendant and severance issues. The related charges of financial facilitation and racketeering must also be carefully studies as they are also often implicated. I have defended conspiracy in several…

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New Jersey Firearm/Handgun Permit Appeals

September 4, 2014

If you have been denied a NJ firearm Purchaser ID Card or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun, call my office for a free consultation with an experienced gun rights attorney. New Jersey has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. However, under the United States Constitution, you have the right to own a firearm, plain and…

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New DUI Law Requiring Cameras in Police Cars Stalls on Gov. Christie’s Desk

August 20, 2014

New Requirements New police cars purchased by New Jersey police departments would be required to have cameras installed if Governor Christie signs the law, which was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers of the legislature. Governor Christie has the option to veto the bill. The bill would have become law without a veto by August 11, but a clause in the state constitution…

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Why You Should Never Leave the Scene of an Accident in New Jersey

August 2, 2014

In New Jersey, there are a lot of ways to commit a serious traffic violation. Driving faster than the posted speed limit, tailgating, passing a stopped school bus, improper passing, and driving while intoxicated are all offenses that can result in fines and points on your driver’s license in New Jersey. What happens if you’re caught leaving the scene of…

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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.”
    “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.”
    "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."

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