The purpose of this book is to provide you with a broad understanding of criminal justice and criminal defense in New Jersey. While most of the concepts and terms focus on matters within New Jersey, the core principles are applicable to other state jurisdictions as well as the federal criminal justice system. I have committed […]
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New Jersey bail system, unlike Pennsylvania’s system isn’t based on money but on risk factors to determine if a person should be held in custody prior to trial.
An indictment isn’t a finding of guilt, but rather that enough evidence exists for a person to stand trial on a charge, otherwise known as an “indictable crime” within the Garden State.
I often represent people who have no criminal history who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or simply don’t exercise proper judgment.
A person is guilty of criminal conspiracy if he or she acts with another person with the intent to commit a crime.
While some are home from work or school, there are many businesses like bars, restaurants and even the malls and casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that are open all of which create possible legal trouble for those with time off!
The holidays are over and its back to school – Want to lose your license fast? Go around that school bus in PA or NJ
New Jersey, like Pennsylvania, the law is very similar with regards to passing school buses while the red flashing lights are activated.
The smell of Marijuana isn’t enough to search a car in Pennsylvania but the Supreme Court says police can still use it.
Recently, in its decision in the matter of Commonwealth v. Barr, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the smell of marijuana can be a factor police use to justify a search without a warrant but can’t be the sole basis for it According to the Court’s decision, “The odor of marijuana alone does not amount […]
2022 is almost here but being charged with drunk driving in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, however, isn’t the way to end the year and start the new one! An arrest and a conviction for drunk driving will make your life very complicated in 2022 as it will result in legal fees, a drivers’ license suspension […]
2021 is coming to an end and despite restrictions, many are still attending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day parties in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and its surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Pennsylvania. Regardless if you’re celebrating the New Year in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it’s important to understand that too much celebration […]