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New Jersey Roadside Field Sobriety Tests for DUI

If you are someone who goes out drinking with friends and then thinks that you can get away with driving home, you are making a mistake that could have a lasting impact on your life and the lives of others. You cannot accurately judge your level of impairment, so the safe and smart thing to… Read More »

Wire & Mail Fraud Conviction for ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Celebs Teresa and Joe Guidice

In January, Teresa Guidice, of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame, began serving a 15-month sentence for mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and failure to pay taxes. Joe Guidice, who took responsibility for the fraud, was sentenced to 41 months in prison. He could face deportation after he has completed his sentence… Read More »

New NJ Bill Aims to Reduce Spousal Privilege

New Jersey legislators have introduced a new bill that would make it easier to force married couples to testify against one another. The bill would change the circumstances under which a person could claim spousal privilege as a means to avoid testifying against his or her spouse. The current law governing marital privilege is broad… Read More »

What You Should Know About Receiving Stolen Property in NJ

Whenever you buy something second hand or used, you are receiving an item of which you don’t know the entire history. While these transactions are usually harmless, there are times that you might wonder if you are receiving an item that has been stolen — and what kind of trouble you could be in if… Read More »

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Changes to Medical Marijuana Laws

Legislators in New Jersey have made recent news by calling out problems in state medical marijuana laws. Despite Governor Chris Christie’s strong opposition to expanding medical marijuana programs, lawmakers argue that current laws are too restrictive and negatively impact patients. Right now the New Jersey medical marijuana program serves approximately 2,300 patients, but many patients… Read More »

Different Types of Assault Under NJ State Law

Assault is one of those crimes that people often hear about, but very few are fully able to define. That is because the term is broad and vague, and on a criminal level, charges vary depending on the severity of the assault. In fact, there are different types of assault. Under New Jersey law, an… Read More »

What You Need to Know About New Jersey Drug Laws

Every state, including New Jersey, has certain laws pertaining to the manufacture and possession of narcotics. Known as controlled dangerous substances, or CDS, these drugs are subject to regulations and individuals caught in possession of them can be punished with fines and incarceration. The best way to ensure that you are in compliance with New… Read More »

New Jersey Laws Governing Drugged Driving

While most people are at least somewhat familiar with the laws in New Jersey regarding drunk driving, few know about the laws regarding driving under the influence of drugs. Just like drunk driving, drugged driving is considered a form of intoxicated driving and is punishable with fines and possible jail time. However, the penalties for… Read More »

NJ State Police Conduct DUI Checkpoint Outside of Concert

In late July 2014, New Jersey police conducted a drunk driving checkpoint outside of a Toby Keith concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Starting around 8 p.m., officers began stopping cars that were exiting the show and entering the Garden State Parkway. Officers were looking specifically for drivers who exhibited signs of… Read More »

Study Finds Newark Police Violating Constitutional Rights

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has revealed patterns of unconstitutional behavior by the Newark Police Department. Many of these constitutional violations deal with illegal searches and seizures, such as when a police officer enters a premises without a search warrant or probable cause. Newark residents are beginning to take action, as many… Read More »