Blog: Criminal Defense
- What to Expect When You're Facing Federal Kidnapping Charges in New Jersey
Feb 15, 2024Facing federal kidnapping charges in New Jersey places you at the heart of a complex legal battle, subject to the stringent measures of the federal legal system. Such charges carry grave implications, not only due to the severity of the alleged crime but also because of the intricate federal processes and significant penalties involved. This guide, crafted by the experienced Understanding Federal Kidnapping Charges Under the Federal Kidnapping Act (18 U.S.C. § 1201), kidnappin...Read More
- When Driving Turns Deadly: A Comprehensive Guide to Vehicular Homicide Charges in New Jersey
Jan 17, 2024For many, the freedom of the open road is a symbol of autonomy and opportunity. However, this freedom comes with a weighty responsibility. When driving turns deadly, the consequences extend far beyond the confines of the road. In New Jersey, vehicular homicide, also known as vehicular manslaughter, is a serious offense that carries with it severe penalties. This comprehensive guide aims to elucidate the complexities of Understanding Vehicular Homicide in New Jersey The Lega...Read More
- 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
- Should you worry about eyewitness testimony?
Apr 19, 2023Eyewitness testimony is one of the most powerful pieces of evidence used in a court of law. It is often pivotal in proving guilt or innocence, but how reliable are they? While many people like to believe they have perfect recall, in reality, multiple factors can impact a person's recollection of events. The fallibility of memory Eyewitness testimony is a crucial part of the legal system, with many cases relying heavily on the accounts of thos...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
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