Misdemeanors v. Felonies

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and confusing time. Not understanding the charges and their potential punishments can make the situation worse for the accused. Knowing the difference between misdemeanors and felonies can help make the navigation of the criminal justice system go smoother for those accused of a crime. Criminal Consequences The most significant difference between being charged with a misdemeanor and a felony is the potential punishment one will face if convicted. Under most federal[…] Read More

What Happens If You Resist Arrest?

Getting arrested can be a frustrating experience, especially if you are unsure why you are being detained. This may lead some people to resist arrest if they feel like proper police procedures were not taken. If a police officer does not follow proper procedures, or if they use too much force, they can be charged with police misconduct. However, if a civilian resisted arrest, they can also be charged. If you believe you were wrongfully arrested, you have options. Resisting[…] Read More

Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to Police

Television programs frequently show police officers talking to people who volunteer plenty of information. The truth is, many may not realize that talking to police can have negative repercussions. In most situations, police do not ask questions unless they believe someone is a suspect. A person that talks too much can say something that gets misinterpreted, which may cause an innocent person to get taken into custody. When a person is questioned, detained, or taken into custody, the officers may[…] Read More

Breathalyzer Test for Marijuana in Development

A handheld breathalyzer can test for alcohol and marijuana may be hitting the market soon. Hound Labs, Inc. has been developing a handheld breathalyzer that can test for marijuana. The company stated in a press release that it partnered with several companies to begin manufacturing breathalyzers and anticipates providing commercial versions to charter customers later this year. It will mainly target law enforcement as primary consumers. Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Marijuana is a known to impair the ability[…] Read More

What are White-Collar Crimes?

White-collar crimes are offenses perpetrated by people in positions of power who have taken advantage of the access or influence entrusted to them by customers, investors, or the public. These crimes are committed by sneaky executives and public officials who aim to make money or expand their sway in business or government. The following are common examples of white-collar crimes: Ponzi Schemes A Ponzi scheme involves a business model whereby a business, such as an investment fund, fraudulently accrues new[…] Read More

Reasons to Hire a Traffic Violations Lawyer

Millions of traffic violation tickets are issued each year in the United States. While most offenses are nothing more than an inconvenience, drivers with multiple traffic violations or those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face serious legal consequences. Stiff penalties and substantial fines, car insurance surcharges, loss of license, and jail time are common penalties for traffic violations. Consultation and representation by an experienced and qualified traffic violations lawyer can ensure that the driver’s[…] Read More

Robert N. Agre Honored as Super Lawyer for 11th Consecutive Year

It is with great pride that the legal team at The Law Offices of Robert N. Agre announces that partner Robert N. Agre has been named a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by the Super Lawyers organization for 2018. This is the 11th year Mr. Agre has been chosen for this honor. In addition to criminal law, he also provides knowledgeable, powerful representation in the areas of trial practice, personal injury, legal ethics, and municipal law. The highly regarded Super Lawyers[…] Read More

What Happens if You Get Charged With a Crime or an Offense

Before January 1, 2017, a person charged with a petty disorderly persons offense, disorderly persons offense, or an indictable charge could expect to receive a complaint on a summons (which required no cash bail) or be processed on a warrant for which monetary bail was required. After January 1, 2017, in almost all cases, monetary bail is no longer required. For most minor cases, an individual will receive a complaint summons for which no bail is required. In more serious[…] Read More

Robert N. Agre Honored as New Jersey Super Lawyer 2017

The team at the Law Offices of Robert N. Agre is pleased to announce that partner Robert N. Agre has been named a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for 2017.This is Mr. Agre’s tenth consecutive year being recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Mr. Agre’s other areas of practice include trial practice, personal injury, legal ethics, and municipal law. The esteemed Super Lawyers honor recognizes the most talented and successful attorneys in all fifty states and Washington, D.C. The New Jersey[…] Read More

South Jersey Criminal Lawyers: Megan’s Law

In New Jersey, convictions for certain sex offenses can result in an individual having to register as a sex offender pursuant to Megan’s Law. An individual required to register under Megan’s Law might also be sentenced to Community Supervision for Life or Parole Supervision for life, depending on the nature of the offense for which he or she was convicted. Despite how it may sound, however, a sentence to register under Megan’s Law or to participate in Community Supervision for[…] Read More