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  • The most common types of juvenile offenses

    Jan 31, 2023

    Criminal offenses carry a stigma. However, not everyone charged with an offense is a bad person who is beyond redemption. It just isn’t as simple as that. Nearly a million people under the age of 18 are arrested every year in the U.S., with many of them simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time or hanging around with the wrong crowd. As a parent, your top priority is keeping your child o...
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  • Juveniles can be tried as adults in New Jersey

    Jan 20, 2023

    The adult criminal justice system is designed to punish offenders for criminal offenses and to deter others from similar behavior. On the other hand, the juvenile justice system is focused primarily on rehabilitation rather than punishment. That said, there are instances where a juvenile When can this happen? In most cases, a juvenile case will be transferred to an adult criminal court if the charges involve Protect your children’s future Every parent want...
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  • 4 mistakes to avoid at a DUI traffic stop

    Jan 18, 2023

    Should you get out of your car? What information should you give to the police? These are some of the questions that may be running through your mind when the police pull you over on suspicion of drunk driving.It is worth noting that your words or actions after a DUI stop could impact your case if you are charged with drunk driving. Therefore it helps to understand the do’s and don’ts during such a sto...
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  • When can evidence be excluded from your criminal case?

    Jan 13, 2023

    A judge can decide to exclude specific evidence from your trial for various reasons. This follows a successful motion to suppress, usually filed by the defendant or their defense team during pretrial hearings.When the court grants Possible reasons to exclude evidence A judge can grant a motion to suppress on several legal grounds. For example, if the police violated your constitutional rights when obtaining the evidence, it may not be admissible in court. Such instance...
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  • Going back to college? Bypass study drugs!

    Jan 3, 2023

    College students often have to try to juggle their courseload with having a job and a social life. This can lead to some challenging days that include sleep deprivation. In a desperate attempt to stay awake to prepare for exams and finish projects, some students turn to prescription drugs. Dubbed Why are study drugs dangerous? Not only can using these drugs land you in the criminal justice system, but it can also cause yo...
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  • What weapons are illegal in New Jersey?

    Jan 3, 2023

    In response to the rising violence in many American regions, more people are interested in obtaining effective weapons to defend themselves. Most adults have the legal right to own weapons, but not all weapons are legal in all areas. Before you make a weapons purchase that could put you in legal jeopardy, it is important to know what is and is not allowed. The following sections contain insight into New Jersey’s complex weapons laws. Illega...
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  • What should you know about “death by auto” charges in New Jersey?

    Jan 3, 2023

    No one ever wants to be responsible for taking a life, but it can happen --often due to motor vehicle crashes. Even when accidental, those responsible for the death of another risk severe criminal penalties if convicted. All states have specific laws governing what happens to the person found responsible for a vehicular fatality. In New Jersey, these fatalities fall under the “death by auto” statute. Not just cars and trucks Although most call i...
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  • An expungement can help you deal with your criminal record

    Dec 21, 2022

    It may be years after you had a run-in with the law or did time, and you have since become a law-abiding citizen. However, the fact that you have a criminal past can prevent you from leading a fulfilling life. When your criminal history shows up in a background check, it may be hard to take advantage of some opportunities that come your way or make headway in some of your plans. Fortunately, your situatio...
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  • Assault and battery: How plausible is a self-defense claim?

    Dec 21, 2022

    If you are charged with assault and battery, claiming self-defense sounds like the most reasonable thing to do. After all, you have a right to defend yourself in the face of imminent danger to your life or safety. However, a self-defense claim does not always stand up to assault and battery charges. It all depends on the circumstances in which the alleged assault and battery took place along with other relevant facts related to th...
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  • What leads to bankruptcy fraud?

    Dec 16, 2022

    Many people take on debt when making large purchases, but debt can easily become overwhelming, and often not because someone was overspending. Some people, for example, lose their job, making it hard to meet payments, thus more debt builds up when deadlines are missed and interest builds up. Or, debt can be caused by unexpected medical expenses, leading to many people building up more debt than they could handle in one lifetime. As a result, man...
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