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Author Archives: David Glassman

An Overview of Common Types of Federal Theft Offenses

Theft is a crime that involves the unlawful taking of another person’s possessions. In some cases, however, it could be considered a federal crime, in which case the potential penalties upon a conviction could be quite severe. The following are some of the most common types of federal theft crimes and the circumstances that surround… Read More »

Defense Strategies in Pennsylvania DUI Cases

Like with any other type of crime, it is the responsibility of the prosecution in a drunk driving case to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant is guilty. Contrary to common belief, not all charges of driving under the influence (DUI) are slam-dunks for the prosecution. There some strategies and options available if… Read More »

Misdemeanors in Pennsylvania vs. Disorderly Person Offenses in New Jersey

Misdemeanors are the lowest level crimes in Pennsylvania, but they still carry with them significant consequences. If you get convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record that will be discovered whenever a background check is performed. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you still need an experienced criminal defense attorney on… Read More »

The Consequences of Driving Without Insurance in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey requires all registered motor vehicles to have liability, personal injury protection and uninsured motorist insurance coverage. Your insurance company will issue an insurance card with all of the pertinent policy information on it. You are required to keep your current insurance card in your vehicle so that you can present… Read More »

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 »