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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 »

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 »

Teens Engaged in ‘Sexting’ Face Serious Consequences

It’s no secret that teenagers are on their smartphones practically nonstop.  In recent years, the practice of exchanging racy images via text message — an activity known as “sexting” — has gained popularity, particularly among the teen demographic. Although this activity raises a number of social concerns, teens also unwittingly face serious legal consequences for… Read More »

New NJ Bill Aims to Reduce Spousal Privilege

New Jersey legislators have introduced a new bill that would make it easier to force married couples to testify against one another. The bill would change the circumstances under which a person could claim spousal privilege as a means to avoid testifying against his or her spouse. The current law governing marital privilege is broad… Read More »

Dozens Arrested For Fake IDs With Use of Technology

Sixty-nine New Jersey drivers were arrested in February 2014 for using false driver’s licenses. The arrests were made in large part due to police officers’ use of new facial recognition technology. This technology was able to distinguish the drivers from the photos on their driver’s licenses, identify key differences and weed out the fakes from… Read More »

What You Should Know About Receiving Stolen Property in NJ

Whenever you buy something second hand or used, you are receiving an item of which you don’t know the entire history. While these transactions are usually harmless, there are times that you might wonder if you are receiving an item that has been stolen — and what kind of trouble you could be in if… Read More »

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Changes to Medical Marijuana Laws

Legislators in New Jersey have made recent news by calling out problems in state medical marijuana laws. Despite Governor Chris Christie’s strong opposition to expanding medical marijuana programs, lawmakers argue that current laws are too restrictive and negatively impact patients. Right now the New Jersey medical marijuana program serves approximately 2,300 patients, but many patients… Read More »

Different Types of Assault Under NJ State Law

Assault is one of those crimes that people often hear about, but very few are fully able to define. That is because the term is broad and vague, and on a criminal level, charges vary depending on the severity of the assault. In fact, there are different types of assault. Under New Jersey law, an… Read More »

What You Need to Know About New Jersey Drug Laws

Every state, including New Jersey, has certain laws pertaining to the manufacture and possession of narcotics. Known as controlled dangerous substances, or CDS, these drugs are subject to regulations and individuals caught in possession of them can be punished with fines and incarceration. The best way to ensure that you are in compliance with New… Read More »