Can Mischief Night Fun Turn Into a Criminal Conviction?

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 New Jersey have attempted to thwart[…] Read More

False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

As the media continues to shine light on the problem of domestic violence, more women and even men are coming forward each year with their stories of spousal abuse. With this increased awareness comes a disturbing rise in the number of false domestic abuse allegations. Being falsely accused of domestic abuse can result in a downward spiral of child custody loss, damage to one’s reputation, and even potential jail time. Knowing how to handle false allegations of domestic abuse can[…] Read More

New Jersey Institutes Ignition Lock for First Time DWI Offenses

By the beginning of 2020, drivers in New Jersey found guilty for the first time of driving under the influence will face different penalties than they do today. Instead of having their licenses suspended for several months, offenders, in certain instances, may have much shorter suspensions or no suspension at all. Additionally, they will be expected to buy and install ignition interlock devices (IID) on any vehicles they own or operate. Many other states currently have similar laws surrounding IIDs,[…] Read More

Resisting Arrest in New Jersey

Anyone who has experienced being arrested may have been tempted to pull away from the officer or question the arrest. Yet, the act of resisting arrest can be considered a criminal act, in addition to the original arrestable act. The following constitutes resisting arrest under the law and what to do if you are charged with this offense in the state of New Jersey. Resisting Arrest without Flight This occurs if the individual prevents or attempts to prevent an officer[…] Read More

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal?

Sobriety checkpoints are used by law enforcement departments to keep the roadways free of drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Depending on logistics and traffic volume, officers at the DUI stop will check every driver or single out cars at random intervals. Once the car is stopped, police officers observe the driver and assess their sobriety to determine if they can return to the road. While these stops often result in DUI charges, law enforcement agencies claim that[…] 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