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March 2023

Does a first time shoplifting charge go on your record?

If you are caught in the act of theft or shoplifting, a store owner or security may simply ban you from their store. However, if you are arrested and convicted, the charge will most likely go on your criminal record. To avoid the serious negative consequence this can have on your life, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after being processed and charged.    What Constitutes as Shoplifting in New Jersey? It is critical to remember that “shoplifting” is not limited to scenarios where defendants actually remove items from a store without paying. In New Jersey,

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The most routine defenses used for DUI cases..

A DUI sentence in New Jersey can bring significant and long-lived consequences, including the revoking of your driver’s license, high fines, and even possible jail time. Having a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney raise all available defenses to the charges can be critical to steer clear of these and other unwanted outcomes. A variety of DUI defenses may apply to your DUI cases, some are more common than others.    Violating Your Constitutional Rights  You have key rights under the U.S. Constitution that police officers must abide by and follow when they arrest you for DUI. An example, the 4th Amendment protects your right

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How can I go about getting an assault charge dropped?

This is a question that is frequently asked at our firm and we get asked almost every day. Dropping an assault charge is possible but it is not simple. The real question usually comes from the victim who does not want to go forward with a prosecution. Examples include situations where a boyfriend and girlfriend get into a heated argument and one partner hits the other. The aggressor reacts impulsively & instantly does regret his/her actions. But you can still be held criminally liable for your actions.   You could get arrested for just an assault but if a police officer witnesses

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Do first time drug offenders do jail time in New Jersey?

    The answer to your question is: maybe. It really depends on elements like the essence and seriousness of the offense, the defendant’s age and background, and other acute variables. With the help of a highly skilled legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey, some first-time drug offenders may be able to avoid jail time by participating in various state programs, such as pre-trial Intervention. Does a first time offender avoid hard jail time?  If it is the defendant’s first drug offense and he or she has a clean criminal record or no priors, the defendant may be eligible

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