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Guidelines for Transporting a Firearm Into or Through New Jersey

Individuals who legally own firearms are allowed to bring their weapons into the state of New Jersey. However, they must follow certain rules or risk being subject to serious weapons charges. The following are some of key guidelines for bringing a firearm into or through the Garden State. Firearms transported into the state All firearms… Read More »

What is Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in New Jersey?

Drug possession with intent to distribute is a crime with two simple elements — the first being the actual possession of illegal drugs and the second being a demonstrable intent to sell those substances to other people. Per New Jersey law, drug possession means that a suspect was allegedly in physical possession of drugs when… Read More »

What to Do When You Face Federal Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement is most commonly defined as the conversion of corporate or public funds to use for personal purposes. The individual accused of embezzlement is likely to have been someone who was entrusted with those funds or assets. In situations in which you’re accused of embezzling money either directly from the federal government or a business… 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 »

Common Tactics Pennsylvania Officers Use to Pull Over DUI Suspects

Whenever law enforcement officers make traffic stops in Pennsylvania, they must have a justifiable reason to do so. Therefore, officers tend to keep a close eye out for other traffic violations in order to legally pull over a person they think might be driving under the influence (DUI). The following are a few of the… Read More »

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 »