Blog: Criminal Defense
- Cybercrimes That Can Send You to Prison
Aug 16, 2023In an increasingly digital world, What Exactly is Cybercrime? Cybercrime, often referred to as computer crime or internet crime, encompasses a wide range of illicit activities conducted online or through computer systems. These activities are generally intended to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, networks, or computer systems. Cybercrimes can be divided into various categories, including: 1. Hacking: 2. Identity Theft: 3. Online Fraud: 4. Cyberbullying: 5. Cyberstalking: 6...Read More
- Do you have to answer the police’s questions if stopped?
May 21, 2023Having the police stop you can be an unsettling occasion, especially if it is the first time they have done so. Understanding what you do and don’t have to do can help the situation go more smoothly and reduce the chance of further consequences. First, let’s be clear here: When the police stop you, they are not doing it to engage in some light-hearted conversation. Typically, they think they have something on you and wan...Read More
- Wire fraud has not completely replaced mail fraud
May 12, 2023There’s no doubt that more transactions – both legal and illegal – are done via the Internet and other electronic means than in the not-so-distant past. That’s what wire fraud charges typically involve. However, people can and do face mail fraud charges every day. Both are serious federal offenses, and the consequences can be equally serious. Both leave their own “paper trail,” whether it’s literally paper or not. Therefore, prosecutors can accumulate a great dea...Read More
- Why do people falsely confess?
Apr 25, 2023Have you ever wondered why an innocent person would possibly confess to committing a crime that they didn't commit? There are actually numerous reasons why someone might falsely confess, but there is still much research and debate around the issue of false confessions. In some cases, people wrongly convicted due to false confessions can face lifelong repercussions, including jail time, financial constraints, social stigma and more. What causes someone to wrongfully confess? Law enforcement techniques There ar...Read More
- Can the police question a minor in the parents' absence?
Apr 25, 2023Children make mistakes, and unfortunately, some may get them on the wrong side of the law. If a child is accused and arrested of a crime, they may be treated like an adult, including being interrogated. According to New Jersey's No names or addresses When a child is arrested, the police will ask for their parents' names and addresses. If they refuse to provide this information, the interview can be conducted without their presence...Read More
- How to explain a charge to your child
Apr 19, 2023Facing a charge can affect your relationships, especially with your kid(s). While some parents can Tell them sooner If you are facing a charge, you should tell your kids before they hear it from someone else. This way, you can tell them your side of the story. When they hear the story from someone else, you may be painted in a negative way, which can affect your relationship.Nonetheless, you should be honest, but le...Read More
- What should you do when accused of a white-collar crime?
Apr 9, 2023Despite being non-violent, white-collar crimes are considered serious and can lead to significant legal consequences. Anyone can be accused of 1. Stay calm It can be tempting to burst out of anger when accused of a crime at work. However, while you may be trying to fight for your rights, this may disadvantage you. Your feelings should not get in the way, as you may say or do something that can incriminate you. I...Read More
- Can you defend yourself against a failure to appear charge?
Apr 9, 2023If you are charged with a criminal offense, one of the conditions the court will set forth for your bail is attending your court dates. Skipping court (also known as jumping bail) is a huge mistake; one that can lead to a range of What are the consequences of jumping bail? A missed court date is a big deal. Per New Jersey laws, a judge will issue a bench warrant against you if yo...Read More
- Are plea deals as good as they sound?
Apr 5, 2023In times of war, people on one side often give those on the other a harsh choice: Surrender or die – and that can sound pretty unreasonable. If you stand accused of committing a crime in the U.S., however, your choices might also feel unreasonable. Prosecutors can make it sound like you have no hope of fighting the charges, which leaves you with two equally unappealing options: Admit you did the crime in a ple...Read More
- Can the police lie to you?
Apr 3, 2023Most assume that people sworn to uphold the law would be held to a higher standard. These are the same people that make up the jury at a trial, and when they hear that the police got the suspect to confess to a crime, they'll also assume that the suspect is guilty. But what if the police used lies to obtain that confession? Are they legally allowed to lie to a suspect during an interrogation...Read More
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