How can a Criminal Offense Affect my Professional License in New Jersey?
May 15, 2022
Criminal Attorneys Help Clients Avoid Repercussions of a Criminal Charge in Mount Laurel and other Burlington County Towns If you have a criminal record or have been charged with a criminal offense in New Jersey, you may worry about your professional license or applying for one. Many professional licenses, such as those for nurses, attorneys, medical doctors, real estate brokers, teachers, contractors, cosmetologists, architects, automotive repair dealers, and psychologists, require ... Read More»
Diversionary Programs for NJ Criminal Charges – Can You Avoid a Conviction?
April 24, 2022
The law does not assume everyone who commits a crime is a hardened criminal beyond redemption. In fact, the purpose of law and the judicial system is to punish and rehabilitate. The intricate web of crime and punishment weaves those two principles throughout the sentencing process, including judicial discretion, uniform assessment guidelines, and diversionary programs for first-time, non-violent offenders. Three diversionary programs in particular in New Jersey, allow qualified offenders a ... Read More»
Was that Search Legal in NJ?
April 9, 2022
Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Legal vs. Illegal Searches in Burlington, NJ A police patrol vehicle flashes its lights behind you to pull over. After handing over your license, registration, and proof of insurance, the officer asks you to step outside the vehicle. Before the encounter ends, the police search your car and then search you after finding cocaine in your car. After arrest and release, you wonder if the police search was legal. Asking an experienced criminal defense ... Read More»
Penalties for Shoplifting in NJ
March 27, 2022
If You Have been Charged with Shoplifting, You'll Want to Know How New Jersey Punishes Misdemeanor and Felony Retail Theft You left the store without paying for something, and now the store wants you prosecuted. A shoplifting conviction in New Jersey can change your life. The freedom you enjoyed working, living, and educating yourself wherever you wanted and were eligible is no longer available. And you could spend time in jail or prison, pay excessive fines, and perform community ... Read More»
Violation of Probation (VOP): Process, Hearing, and Consequences in New Jersey
March 13, 2022
If you faced criminal charges anywhere in New Jersey or elsewhere, you might have heard the term probation as a condition of sentencing. Sometimes probation is the sentence, and other times it is part of the sentence. For example, a person may initially face a fourth degree shoplifting charge that carries an 18-month prison sentence with a $10,000.00 fine, but receive a probationary term of supervision, as opposed to a prison sentence. However, a judge may also add a probation term to your ... Read More»
New Jersey DWI Breath Testing Protocols & Defense
November 8, 2021
If you had to submit to a breath test in New Jersey, the police probably thought you were driving under the influence of alcohol. Perhaps they told you they saw you driving erratically or smelled alcohol on your breath when they stopped you for a broken taillight. After informing you that you failed a field sobriety test at or near your vehicle, the police probably arrested you and took you to the police station. At some point, you took the breathalyzer test, which registered your blood ... Read More»