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How Do I Avoid Getting a DUI Charge on Halloween?

Halloween is a fun holiday for both children and adults. Children get to dress up in their Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating throughout their neighborhood, filling up their bags with candies. Also, many adults will be hosting and attending parties. Unfortunately, drunk driving also increases on Halloween. For this reason, every driver should learn how they can avoid a car accident as well as a driving under the influence (DUI) charge on Halloween. In many cases, people consume too much[…] Read More

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How Does Juvenile Court Differ From Adult Court?

If your child has been charged with a crime, it is extremely important that you get them proper legal representation. You need someone who has vast experience with criminal law and the New Jersey juvenile court system. There are big differences between the adult and juvenile criminal court system. You have to understand those differences because they may have a significant impact on your child’s future. Different Terms are Used Juvenile court uses different terms than what you may be[…] Read More

How Long Does the Expungement Process Take?

  Getting a quick expungement is critical for people who are looking for a job, home, license, or looking to attend school. It is important to note that the expungement process can take some time before it is finished due to a variety of factors. When an individual files for an expungement in New Jersey, the process relies upon several variables, including: Eligibility: New Jersey has various eligibility requirements that should be met before an individual petitions for an expungement.[…] Read More

How Can I Fight a Wrongful DUI Charge?

There are many ways you and your lawyer can fight a charge for driving under the influence (DUI). Some people feel that once they are arrested for DUI, then there is nothing that can be done. However, that is not true. If you have been arrested and charged, the best course of action is for you to hire a skilled lawyer. Your lawyer will challenge the charge and identify legal flaws in the procedures that were used. Listed below are[…] Read More

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What are Defenses for Resisting Arrest?

For the average person, being arrested can be a traumatic experience. Sometimes, a person might resist an arrest if they feel it is unwarranted. However, resisting arrest can result in a serious criminal charge. Fortunately, there are a few defenses you and your lawyer can use if you are charged with resisting arrest. A few possible defenses include: The officer used excessive force while making the arrest or otherwise acted unlawfully. You were unaware that the arresting person was a[…] Read More

How Do I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

If you have a criminal record, you may wonder how to get charges expunged. If you wish to undergo the expungement process, you should speak with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can assemble your documents and prepare your petition to the court. After any waiting period is over, the lawyer will process all of your information. If there are particularities in your case, your lawyer can conduct any interviews and gather other information. The lawyer will assist in getting your[…] Read More

How Severe are Drunk Driving Charges for Minors?

Driving while intoxicated is a very serious offense. Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered a crime. Additionally, those underage are convicted of an infraction as a zero-tolerance offense if they have a BAC level of 0.02 percent or higher. Depending on the state, the minimum BAC level percentage can be lower than 0.02. Almost every state follows the zero-tolerance policy for minors when it comes to underage drinking and driving. Minors[…] Read More

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What Crimes can be Expunged?

There are many people who have been convicted of a crime in the past who feel they may never lead a normal life again. Fortunately, some people are eligible for expungement. Expungement removes a conviction from an individual’s criminal record, making it unavailable through state and federal repositories. However, not every crime is eligible for expungement. In New Jersey, many crimes can be expunged. However, there are some serious felonies that are not eligible for expungement, including kidnapping and human[…] Read More

How can I Avoid a Drunk Driving Charge on Labor Day Weekend?

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and many people will celebrate the holiday with alcohol. This year, the National Safety Council reports that approximately 466 people may lose their lives in accidents on the holiday weekend, including drunk driving collisions. However, this does not have to be the case if people plan ahead of time. Those who plan to drink can arrange for a designated driver or rideshare service to take them home. It is also wise to[…] Read More

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What Should I Do if I am Pulled Over by the Police?

Every driver should know what to do if they get pulled over by a police officer. One of the most important steps to remember is to remain calm. There have been many instances where people have been wrongly accused or arrested because of a misunderstanding. Any interaction between a driver and police officer must be handled carefully and respectfully. As soon as the flashing police car lights can be spotted in the distance, it is important that the driver begins[…] Read More

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