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Author Archives: David Glassman

Post-Conviction Appeals Due to Prosecutorial Misconduct in Pennsylvania

Prosecutors hold a lot of power in the judicial system, and when they misuse their power in their zeal to get criminals off of the streets, innocent people’s lives can be ruined by their unfair conduct. Prosecutorial misconduct violates court rules or the ethical standards of legal practice that can include: Court room misconduct Hiding… Read More »

How to Get a Restraining Order Dismissed in New Jersey

Domestic violence is a serious issue that carries with it severe penalties. Abusing or threatening to harm a loved one within the sanctuary of their home can cause undue trauma and upset for the person being abused and for the other members of the household. Unfortunately, domestic violence allegations are often lobbed against a spouse… Read More »

What to Do if You are Facing Tax Evasion Charges

The U.S. tax code is vast and complex, but it can be boiled down in very simple terms. Knowingly failing to file and failing to pay your taxes is a federal crime called tax evasion. If you are charged with tax evasion it will involve two separate lawsuits. In the first lawsuit, you will face… Read More »

Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Accident — What are the Consequences in New Jersey?

In August of 2014, Samuel Tarrant, a pedestrian who was walking on Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah, was struck and killed by Thomas Moylan who was behind the wheel of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car. Moylan was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving without a license. Leaving the scene of an… Read More »

What are the Consequences for Healthcare Fraud?

Healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud — these are all considered white-collar crimes and they all involve illegal gain through deception by consumers and healthcare providers. Due to the increase in the prevalence of these offenses, the federal government has begun to crack down on offenders, who face steep penalties if they are… Read More »

What are the Penalties for Child Pornography?

Child pornography is defined as knowingly possessing, producing or distributing pornographic images of children. Anyone under age 18 is a child as defined by federal law. Child pornography is against both state and federal law and carries steep penalties along with irreparable damage to a person’s reputation, as these cases bring a tremendous amount of… Read More »

What are the Penalties for Sex Trafficking?

Human trafficking, which is the transportation of coerced people across or within international borders, is akin to modern day slavery. Sex trafficking is the recruitment and holding of people against their will for the purposes of prostitution. They are forced to perform sex work without pay. A sex trafficking crime involves the recruitment, harboring, transportation,… Read More »

Drug Crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania: What is Drug Possession?

Pennsylvania drug possession penalties Under the Pennsylvania drug possession statute, the penalties for marijuana possession include a misdemeanor charge, a $500 fine and 30 days in jail for 30g or less. For 30g or more, the charge is still a misdemeanor, but you could face a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. The penalties… Read More »

How Do White Collar Crime Cases Differ from Other Criminal Cases?

Both state and federal authorities can bring white collar crime cases. Federal authorities prosecute white collar crime cases primarily based on the basis of interstate commerce. In addition, federal level prosecution usually handles the most complex white collar crime cases that are the most substantial in size. However, white collar crimes in Pennyslvania and New… Read More »

Distracted Driving vs. DUI — What’s The Worst Of Two Evils?

It’s just a text — it will only take a second. This may be what a driver thinks before pulling out their phone and causing an accident. Many people may think that texting while driving cannot be the worst thing they could do, especially compared to driving under the influence (DUI). However, the National Highway… Read More »