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Category Archives: Criminal Law

What are Considered Essential Businesses Under States’ COVID-19 Rules

During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and… Read More »

How Can Someone Be Punished if They Violate a COVID-19 Stay at Home Order?

Across the country, stay-at-home orders have strained law enforcement and tested how far states and municipalities are willing to go to enforce the orders. These directives have triggered controversy and confusion, as standards sometimes differ from town to town or county to county. In certain instances, people who have violated government edicts designed to reduce… Read More »

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into… Read More »

Does a Prosecutor or Criminal Defense Lawyer have an obligation to ask for a STAY of Civil Action pending a resolution of Criminal Charges?

The answer should be obvious, YES. However, this is far from the reality. In fact the prevailing opinion from DA’s is: “It’s your headache”. Even more frightening is the fact that more than a few Prosecutors and District Attorneys are not even aware of the fact they have both the standing and authority to walk… Read More »

They didn’t read me my Miranda Warnings…

I receive a number of calls from potential clients who start their narrative off by making the above statement. From the sound of their voice they are hoping that they won the lottery or found a magic bullet to make everything that happened after they made a statement disappear. Unfortunately, it is rarely that simple…. Read More »

What Does the Department of Homeland Security Do on a Daily Basis?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was founded just over a decade ago as a means of making the United States more secure domestically. The DHS works with various state, local and tribal governments, first responders, community groups and other entities to counter any domestic threats the country faces and to respond to and recover… Read More »

The Elements of a Pennsylvania Robbery Case

Robbery is a specific type of theft. Whereas theft generally involves the taking of another person’s personal property without his or her permission, robbery adds the threat or actual use of force. Because of this, penalties for a conviction on robbery charges are almost always more severe than those for simple theft or larceny. A… Read More »

Defense Strategies for Assault Charges in New Jersey

There are two types of assault charges in New Jersey: simple assault and aggravated assault. In general, simple assault occurs when one person tries to cause harm to another person, threatens someone else or actually causes harm through recklessness. Aggravated assault, which tends to be more serious, involves physical harm or the use of a… 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 »