What are the Different Types of Criminal Defenses?

There are multiple criminal defenses that a criminal defense lawyer can utilize when attempting to dismantle a prosecutor’s criminal case against a defendant. Among those defenses include: Affirmative criminal defense Insanity defense Coercion and duress Abandonment and withdrawal Getting arrested for a crime can be a traumatic experience, and it may seem like the prosecutor will easily win. This is not always true, there are multiple ways to deconstruct a prosecutor’s case that can lead toward exonerating a defendant. No[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by a Police Officer?

Getting pulled over by a police officer can be a harrowing experience. A driver may or may not know why they are being stopped, and what happens next can depend on how they react. The best advice is to remain calm and to respond to the inquiries and directions. The situation can easily escalate, so it is important to understand what the police are allowed to do in these situations. How Should I Pull Over? When a driver realizes that[…] Read More

Drunk Driving Arrests in the Time of COVID-19

The onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has negatively impacted all aspects of modern life. In New Jersey, the state implemented a strict shutdown policy to battle the virus. This caused delays in all criminal procedures, and it even affected those who were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in the state. In New Jersey, DUIs are not criminal offenses, they are traffic violations. This means that those suspected of DUI do not have the same constitutional expectations than[…] Read More

When am I Eligible for Expungement?

If a person has only been indicted for one offense throughout their lifetime, they are eligible for expungement in the state of New Jersey. If a person has been indicted on two indictable offenses, they will not be eligible for expungement. Clearing up an eligible criminal record can provide benefits to a person for years. They might not think it important until they find themselves in a situation where they have to consent to a criminal background check. There are[…] Read More

What are the Different Types of Cybercrimes?

Over the years, cybercrimes have grown and developed to the point where there are global networks of hackers that target financial institutions and individuals. Hacking has also risen to the level of international aggression as certain nations will use hacking to disrupt their enemies. A cybercrime is defined as any crime where a computer is the target of the act or is the tool used in the commitment of the crime. Many will use their computer to illegally gain access[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Falsely Charged with Drug Possession?

A person who has been found with drugs in their home or car can face serious legal consequences. If a police officer discovers drugs in a home or vehicle, they will consider the owner of the property as the primary suspect. If it is not possible to immediately establish that someone else is the owner of the drugs, then the owner of the property is likely to be arrested. After an arrest, it is important to avoid being confrontational. The[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I Have Been Falsely Accused of a Crime?

Being falsely accused of a crime is a serious matter, but anyone who is in this position can follow certain steps to ensure that they will not make matters worse. One of the most important steps to do is to remain calm. Even if someone is questioned by the police, that person has the right to remain silent. Saying too much at this juncture could give the police evidence that could be used against the accused at a later time.[…] Read More

What Happens if I Tamper with an Ignition Interlock Device?

In some driving under the influence (DUI) cases, an interlock device may be placed on a driver’s vehicle. This is done for a variety of reasons, but the most common reasons are to promote public safety and to enforce compliance with laws and court orders. However, some people may choose to disable or modify the device, but this is not a good idea. An ignition interlock device is a piece of technology that prevents a driver from starting their vehicle[…] Read More

What are Property Crimes?       

Property crimes are common and committed against another person’s possessions from buildings to physical items. They can range based on the violence of the crime and the amount taken or damaged. The circumstances of a crime will dictate the type of property crime it is. For instance, the perpetrator need not make off with any stolen goods. The fact that they forced their way into a place with the intent to steal is sufficient. Some crimes, such as a burglary,[…] Read More

What Should I Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A criminal defendant must hire a successful criminal defense lawyer after they are accused of a crime. The system provides a defendant with the right to a trial by their peers. In addition, a defendant has a right to be represented by an lawyer at trial. These rights are provided to ensure that each defendant gets a fair trial so that no one is jailed unjustly. The key to this system working as intended is for the criminal defense lawyer[…] Read More

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