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DUI – First Offense in NJ – What Am I Facing?

September 4, 2019

New Jersey takes intoxicated driving charges very seriously. “If you drive impaired, law enforcement will arrest you,” states the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety. In recent years, many counties, cities, and towns across the state have been increasing highway enforcement. Even a first time DUI offense could result in a defendant facing harsh consequences. This raises an…

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Avoiding Legal Trouble With House Parties

January 3, 2019

As parents, we want to see our teenagers enjoy good times with friends. At the same time, we want to keep them safe, too. Avoiding legal trouble with house parties is vital to protect your family. Allowing your teen to have a house party may seem like an ideal way for the teen to have fun while still being under…

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New Jersey Juvenile Harassment Charges – NJSA 2C:33-4

September 3, 2018

With the emergence of social media forums like Facebook and twitter along with the advance of cell phones and text messaging, individuals have far greater ability to harass each other. We are all unfortunately aware of the common phenomenon of kids terrorizing each other. This, combined with new priorities and mandates aimed at eliminating bullying in schools along with has…

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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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    “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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