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  • 3 Signs You’re Involved in a Ponzi Scheme

    Jun 7, 2023

    Charles Ponzi was a con man of the 1920s who was able to steal money from unsuspecting investors. Essentially, Ponzi planned to take money from investors with the promise of profiting several months later. Ponzi would then use the money from new investors (often people who knew someone who had already invested) to pay old investors while making a profit for himself. Ponzi’s plan was eventually uncovered and led to the coined term “ 1...
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  • Do you have to answer the police’s questions if stopped?

    May 21, 2023

    Having 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...
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  • Protecting Your Career: Defending Against Criminal Accusations as a New Jersey Teacher

    May 17, 2023

    Being a teacher is a noble and rewarding profession, but it also comes with significant responsibilities. In New Jersey, educators are trusted with the education and well-being of their students. However, false or criminal accusations that can have serious repercussions for a teacher's professional and personal life can occasionally undermine this trust. In this article, we will explore the importance of defending against Understanding Child Abuse Laws in New Jersey: New Jersey takes chil...
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  • Wire fraud has not completely replaced mail fraud

    May 12, 2023

    There’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...
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  • Must the police have a warrant to search my property?

    May 11, 2023

    When the police have reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime, they will look for evidence that they can use against you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this search for evidence might bring them to your home or place of work.  When the police are in hot pursuit of a suspect When a suspect who is on the run enters your property, the police will not have to stop the pursuit t...
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  • When is it legal to use force to defend yourself in New Jersey?

    May 8, 2023

    In New Jersey, the concept of self-defense is enshrined in the state's laws to protect citizens who find themselves in situations where they must defend themselves or others from harm. Though the right to self-defense is not absolute, it is essential to understand when it is legally permissible to use force in response to a perceived threat. The use of force in self-defense According to New Jersey law, a person is justified in using force agains...
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  • From disorderly personas offense to indictable crime: The consequences of shoplifting

    May 5, 2023

    Many people consider shoplifting a minor crime because it often involves taking small items without causing physical harm to anyone. In reality, shoplifting can have serious consequences that can affect your life for years to come, even if you are a first-time offender. Depending on The law in New Jersey Shoplifting will be charged as a disorderly persons offense when the value of the stolen goods is less than $200. This is considered a disorderl...
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  • Navigating the waters: Understanding BUI laws in New Jersey

    May 3, 2023

    Boating is a popular recreational activity in New Jersey, offering residents and visitors countless opportunities to enjoy the vast coastal and inland waterways. However, you must understand the legal implications of mixing alcohol with boating. If caught doing this, it can lead to severe consequences, including charges like driving under the influence (DUI). Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws in New Jersey New Jersey's BUI laws are stipulated under Potential consequences of a BUI convictio...
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  • Why do people falsely confess?

    Apr 25, 2023

    Have 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...
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  • Can the police question a minor in the parents' absence?

    Apr 25, 2023

    Children 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...
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