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  • What Is Legal Malpractice?

    Feb 11, 2020

    Sometimes, a client may decide that they no longer want to work with their attorney; they may even accuse their lawyer of not practicing How Does the Law Define Legal Malpractice? A court generally will not rule in favor of a plaintiff accusing a lawyer with legal malpractice unless four elements have been met. First, a breach of legal duty must be demonstrated. It also must be proven that there was an attorney-client relationship...
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  • New Drunk Driving Laws

    Jan 30, 2020

    Drivers in New Jersey should be aware that drunk driving laws have changed as of December 2019. The new law brings two significant revisions to previous An Effective Alternative to License Suspension? It has been questioned whether breathalyzers are effective. Interlock devices can prevent drivers from getting to work, which encourages some drivers to break the law, regardless of license suspension. Others claim interlock devices are successful, despite these claims. According to the spokesperso...
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  • Types of Sex Crimes

    Jan 28, 2020

    There are various types of Solicitation and Prostitution Solicitation involves requesting or demanding another person to engage in criminal conduct, while planning to contribute to the crime. When linked to prostitution, someone is asked to have sex for money. Though laws vary by state, some require proof that the second person received the request. A subsequent crime does not need to be committed, and a defendant may be guilty even though the request wa...
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  • What is a Probation Violation?

    Jan 15, 2020

    Judges in New Jersey are given the ability to grant probation for certain crimes. By sentencing someone to follow the rules and regulations of probation, judges can benefit the community and the accused. Nevertheless, probation is not something to be taken lightly, even though it helps people avoid time behind bars. Each probation agreement includes its own parameters. If someone on probation breaks any term, the probation will be considered violated, resulting in jail time...
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  • Sex Offender Misled by Police

    Jan 8, 2020

    A recent state Supreme Court ruling raises important questions about the tactics law enforcement officers use to secure a confession. In 2011, police officers pulled over an individual suspected of numerous sexual assaults. During questioning, officers led him to believe that, if he confessed, he would get a more lenient sentence that included counseling instead of incarceration. Upon confessing, he was then named in a 12-count indictment and incarcerated. His took his case all th...
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  • Dealing with DWI Defense During the Holidays

    Dec 30, 2019

    In New Jersey, motorists need to take drunk driving seriously year-round, but especially during the holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s see an increase in policed roadblocks and checkpoints geared at catching people who are driving under the influence (DUI), also called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Although everyone wants to keep individuals who are DWI off the roads, not everyone accused of a No Cause to Pull Over the Vehicle If ...
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  • Understanding a Forgery Offense

    Dec 23, 2019

    In films featuring spies like James Bond, forgery happens frequently to the delight of the audience. In the real world, people charged with forgery get no applause. In fact, forgery is a serious allegation and one that can land someone in prison for many years. For that reason, every person accused of forgery should seek help from a What is a Forgery Offense? Forgery involves manipulating a document or object or signing someone else’...
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  • Philadelphia Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault

    Dec 18, 2019

    A police officer in South Philadelphia was recently charged with sexually assaulting a woman with whom he took on a date. The officer, who works in Philadelphia’s 17th Precinct, is being held in jail with bail set at $1 million. He is currently suspended with intent to dismiss while the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office builds their case. The officer met the woman when he visited her workplace while on duty early in the summer. O...
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  • Retail Theft Charges: What Do I Do?

    Dec 11, 2019

    Shoplifting is a serious offense. It is not a prank or a cheap thrill, and it could get you in deep trouble. In many cases, even an honest mistake can spell trouble when an unmoved shopkeeper decides to press charges. What Constitutes Retail Theft? Retail theft, commonly referred to as shoplifting, is defined as having two major components: the concealment or taking of merchandise meant for sale and the intent to deprive the merchant o...
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  • Can Mischief Night Fun Turn Into a Criminal Conviction?

    Oct 23, 2019

    As Halloween approaches every year, people of all ages look forward to dressing up in costume, stocking up on candy, and attending parties and parades. This good-natured holiday does have a darker side though; that happens the night before, on Mischief Night. Some revelers use this night to smash pumpkins and decorate trees with toilet paper. Others take things too far though and can cause serious property damage and injure others. Some towns in Ne...
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