Can I be Responsible for Drugs That are Not Mine?

Under constructive possession, an individual can be responsible for drugs that were not in their possession if they still had knowledge of and access to them. The specific charges depends on the drug that the person possessed. If an individual is aware of a location of a controlled substance, than that might be enough for them to be charged because it is essentially admitting control over a substance. If an individual is just a passenger in the car with drugs[…] Read More

What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?

One of the most used criminal defense strategies is to try to get evidence against a client removed from consideration. This is commonly referred to as making a motion to suppress evidence. If the motion is successful, the evidence cannot be used against a defendant. Sometimes, this leads to the case being permanently dropped, especially if all pieces of evidence are thrown out. When a dismissal of evidence leads to the end of a case, the motion may be referred[…] Read More

What is the Expungement Process?

The expungement process is broken down into four steps. In order for this plea to run smoothly, the individual must obtain their criminal record, draft a petition for expungement, prepare for their hearing, and hopefully move on to gain a second chance. A lawyer can help with the entire expungement process. If an individual is seeking to expunge their record, they must be aware of their charges in full detail. Following that, the date and location must be known when[…] Read More

How will Self-Driving Cars Affect Drunk Driving Laws?

One of the most common causes of car accidents is drunk driving. In the case of self-driving cars, is it possible for the driver to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI)? Much of a case depends on the level of autonomy. It is important that all drivers know the differences between the levels of autonomy: Level 0: This represents vehicles with total driver control. Level 1: At level 1, there are minimal forms of driver assistance, such as[…] Read More

What is Entrapment?

When an individual commits a crime due to the urging of a government agent or entity, a case of entrapment might have occurred. The aim of entrapment is to gain control of the individual, either through imprisonment or to force cooperation in an unrelated criminal investigation. Entrapment occurs when law enforcement or other governmental agents devise a scheme to encourage an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime. The entire purpose is to prosecute that person afterward for a crime[…] Read More

What are Common Distracted Driving Defenses?

Many people find it necessary to multitask to keep up with the fast pace of modern-day living. Multitasking while driving is common, but it is also extremely dangerous and illegal. Distracted driving has become a major problem in the United States and seemingly gets worse each day. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving accounts for over 1,000 injuries and almost nine fatalities per day. Each state enforces their own distracted driving[…] Read More

Can I Get a Drunk Driving Charge for Sleeping in a Parked Car?

In New Jersey, a person can acquire a driving under the influence (DUI) charge if the evidence shows that they were or they intended to operate a vehicle. The vehicle does not necessarily need to be moving in order for the driver to be found guilty of such a charge. While sleeping in one’s car is not an offense by itself, if the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of over 0.08 percent and they are over the[…] Read More

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Can I Have My Juvenile Criminal Record Expunged?

Crimes committed at the age of 17 years old or younger are considered juvenile crimes, and they will be tried with the offender’s age in mind. The sentence will be appropriate for a juvenile and take into account the juvenile’s behavior and past history. Often, juvenile criminal records are sealed and can be viewed only in limited circumstances. If there is a civil action associated with the crime, that will not be sealed, and it may also be beneficial to[…] Read More

What are My Rights at a Sobriety Checkpoint?

A sobriety checkpoint is an area that is set up by the police to randomly check motorists to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sobriety checkpoints are legal in New Jersey, and it is always a possibility that a driver may encounter one. Drivers must have adequate notice when they are approaching a sobriety checkpoint. Drivers will see warning signs telling them they are approaching a sobriety checkpoint. If a driver makes an illegal U-turn[…] Read More

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What Should I Know About a First Offense DUI Charge?

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can affect one’s life significantly. Being pulled over and arrested for DUI can be a traumatic experience. It is important to know about the entire legal process after receiving a DUI charge. This information will help the offender understand their legal rights and options. When it is suspected that a driver is impaired, an officer will ask them to perform a field sobriety test. The police officer will ask the driver to[…] Read More

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