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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »