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  • Everything you need to know about juvenile shoplifting charges

    Sep 20, 2022

    Has your child been charged with shoplifting? New Jersey has strict juvenile shoplifting laws, and depending on the value of the goods stolen, your child could be facing time in a juvenile detention facility. The Penalties for juvenile shoplifting in South Jersey The judge can impose different sentences if your child is charged with shoplifting. The most common is supervised probation, which often comes with other requirements, such as community service, paying a reimbursement, o...
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  • Can you face charges for causing an accidental fire?

    Sep 13, 2022

    Fires cause numerous fatalities, injuries and property damage every year in New Jersey. For this reason, law enforcement treats the crime of arson very seriously. There are numerous New Jersey arson laws The law relating to What is aggravated arson? Aggravated arson occurs when an individual has caused a fire and knowingly placed another person in danger of death or bodily injury. The crime also occurs if an individual has caused a fire wit...
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  • Are you entitled to defend yourself and property?

    Sep 12, 2022

    You’re a kind and gentle person, and violence is the last thing on your mind. Sadly, you’ve recently been put in a situation where you felt that you had no choice but to use violence. Someone threatened you, your family and property. Are you legally entitled to Defending yourself If you genuinely feel that a violent attack against you is imminent, then you are entitled to defend yourself. However, there are conditions. You mus...
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  • Is downloading free college books legal?

    Sep 5, 2022

    Many college students end up purchasing textbooks for hundreds of dollars only to use most of them for only a semester or two. These same students are then only able to resell these books at a fraction of the price. It's no wonder, then, that many students are looking for other ways to cheaply acquire their books.Many students are finding it easier to acquire their textbooks online, in digital format – but just because student...
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  • A DUI affects more than your bank account

    Aug 29, 2022

    If you get a DUI, you may start thinking about the potential fines immediately. All of a sudden, choosing to drive home so that you didn’t have to pay for a cab cost you up to $400. You’re also probably concerned about increased insurance premiums, which could cost you for years to come. All of this is important, but you also need to consider that getting convicted of a DUI goes well beyond your ban...
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  • 4 types of white collar crimes

    Aug 25, 2022

    People commit white collar crimes every day – many of which are done unintentionally. The best way to protect yourself from being charged with a white collar crime is to know what the most common areas are for problems.Here are some of the most common: 1. Bankruptcy fraud Bankruptcy is a great relief for many people who have accumulated a ton of debt. People have many options for bankruptcy – Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptc...
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  • Peer pressure linked to juvenile crime

    Aug 17, 2022

    As a parent, you don’t want to get the call from the police that your child has been arrested. But you know that this is something that could happen. Juvenile crimes happen every day, and many parents find out that their children have been involved in activities that they knew nothing about. You’ll probably find yourself asking why. The truth is that there are many different reasons, and all situations are unique. For instance, som...
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  • When can the federal government use no-knock warrants?

    Aug 10, 2022

    There has been a lot of media attention and considerable controversy over the past couple of years about the use of “no-knock” warrants by law enforcement agencies across the country. The use of these warrants, particularly when the information used to get them was wrong or deliberately falsified, has led to innocent people being killed in their homes while the people who were the targets of these warrants weren’t even living there.Some states, including...
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  • What you should know if you’re charged with “bias intimidation”

    Aug 10, 2022

    In New Jersey, the potential consequences for a number of crimes can be greater if the victim of the crime was targeted because they belong to a protected class. Specifically, a charge of “bias intimidation” can be added to any other charge(s) filed against someone. The term “bias intimidation” in New Jersey is comparable to what are more commonly referred to by some states as well as the federal government as “hate crimes.”  An underlyin...
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  • Blood alcohol levels decrease at a rate of 0.015% per hour

    Aug 5, 2022

    There are cases in which people get pulled over for drunk driving, and they’re shocked. Maybe they just got up for the day. Perhaps they haven’t had a drink in hours. They definitely didn’t think they were over any sort of legal limit.But that’s not what the breath test says. It claims that they still do have a high amount of alcohol in their system. How could this have happened? It just takes longer tha...
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