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  • Should you consider your legal options before arrest?

    Dec 15, 2022

    In many cases, people start looking into their legal options after they get arrested. This may be because they had no reason to worry until the event happened. Someone who gets pulled over for drunk driving on the way home from the bar didn’t have to think about that legal situation until it occurred. However, planning in advance is the best way to approach any legal situation that you may find yourself in. There ar...
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  • The importance of protecting your child from incarceration

    Dec 9, 2022

    It’s a common misconception that children under the age of 18 cannot be incarcerated, they can. Usually, those convicted of serious criminal offenses or repeat offenses at this age are sent to juvenile detention centers. Some claim that juvenile detention centers offer rehabilitation and a chance for a fresh start, but is this really the case? Remember, your child is vulnerable and they could have been wrongly targeted by law enforcement. Outlined below are som...
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  • Understanding reasonable suspicion and DUI stops

    Dec 6, 2022

    Looking in your rearview mirror and noticing the red and blue flashing lights can be a stressful situation. It’s only made worse if you discover the reason for the stop is because the police believe you are intoxicated. However, the police must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to pull you over. A lack of this means that they cannot legally stop you. What is considered reasonable suspicion for a DUI stop? Several things may mak...
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  • Can you refuse sobriety testing if you’re pulled over?

    Dec 6, 2022

    Imagine if someone had a few drinks and thought they were safe to drive home. Whether it was because they were recklessly driving or because they had a tail light out, they were pulled over by police. The officer asked the driver to perform a Breathalyzer test.Sobriety tests, such as a Breathalyzer, are used to determine if someone was driving while intoxicated. Many people believe that Breathalyzer tests are optional and are only used o...
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  • What is a forgery?

    Nov 21, 2022

    Imitation is often the first thing many people do to understand how something works, such as a painting, story or machine. It’s often considered a form of flattery when someone finds out their work’s been imitated, but it can become an insult when an imitation is used to pass off as an original work. Imitation has a fine line between acceptable scholarly practice and criminal forgery. Here’s what you should know: Imitation or stealing When someon...
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  • How are “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” related?

    Nov 21, 2022

    Police officers have a lot of authority to act in ways that will keep the peace and stop criminal activity – but that authority isn’t absolute. They generally cannot pull over a car, stop a pedestrian or initiate a search of someone’s property without at least reasonable suspicion that something illegal is happening.Reasonable suspicion is what leads police to judge whether they need to perform certain actions, such as making an arrest or performing ...
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  • 2 Things to Do If You Are Stopped for Drunk Driving

    Nov 18, 2022

    Let’s take care of the obvious: do not drink and drive. Don’t drink and drive because you do not want to get arrested, have your license suspended, pay fines or end up in jail. Most importantly, don’t drink and drive because doing so endangers your life as well as other road users. If you are stopped for a drunk driving investigation, it is important to understand that your defense begins right away. What you d...
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  • What constitutes arson?

    Nov 7, 2022

    In the state of New Jersey, arson is defined as the malicious act of burning or setting a property on fire. Typically, when people hear the term arson, they think it relates to a burning building, but that’s not entirely true. Arson can also apply to burning property such as a car, a boat or a forest. There are Committing arson requires intent For a crime to be arson, someone has to intentionally start ...
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  • What does Title IX have to do with sexual assault?

    Nov 7, 2022

    Many college students are returning for another year of schooling. After a long break from class, many students may need a refresher on their student code of conduct, specifically Title IX rules. College rules and policies are constantly changing and there may be new regulations to watch out for. Here’s what you should know: Every student must follow Title IX policies Students are required to read and follow any policies provided by their educational institution. On...
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  • 3 ways drunk driving charges could affect someone's licenses

    Nov 3, 2022

    Accusations of driving while under the influence of alcohol could lead to prosecution. Drivers who plead guilty or are convicted of impaired driving will face numerous consequences. Jail time, probation, community service and fines are all possible penalties after a criminal conviction. Additionally, there could consequences for the driving privileges of those recently convicted of a drunk driving offense. What are three ways a drunk driving charge could affect someone's license? They will lose thei...
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