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The Difference Between Petty Theft and Grand Theft in New Jersey
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According to the law, any kind of theft is considered a crime. However, for anyone who has seen a movie, it’s extremely clear that there are different types of crime. Someone stealing a pack of gum from a convenience store falls into the category of theft, but it does not exist on the same level

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New Jersey Drug Courts: What You Need to Know
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If a person has a drug problem and they find themselves in trouble with the law, they may be eligible to participate in drug court instead of traditional court. The purpose is to help the user stop using drugs or drinking alcohol so that they can get back to life as a law abiding citizen.

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Can Voluntarily Going to Treatment Help Your Criminal Defense Case?
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If you have a criminal defense case, you are likely looking for a more lenient sentence. After exploring options with your attorney, you may find that voluntarily going to treatment or rehabilitation will be beneficial. Whether drug or abuse related, treatment can prove to a judge and jury that you’re eager to change. Your changed

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How Marijuana Possession Charges Differ Depending on Amount
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Often people find themselves caught for smoking or carrying marijuana. Many different marijuana-related crimes exist, be it distribution, use, or possession. Marijuana Possession Charges differ from the rest, however, in that the charges differ depending on the amount in possession. While no one wishes to be charged with any crime, knowing your legal rights in

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5 of the Craziest Celebrity DUI Stories
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A DUI arrest is no laughing matter. You can lose your license for a long time, or even permanently if you are a repeat offender. It can also land you in jail with a permanent record. Besides the inconvenience of losing your driving privileges or jail time, the financial impacts are enormous. Additionally, it can

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What Michael Phelps has to say About his DUI Arrest
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The sports world shook on September 30, 2014, as Olympic star Michael Phelps ended up with a DUI arrest. The star both crossed over double lanes and drove over 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. Both of these moves caught the attention of local authorities, leading to his arrest. Phelps failed two sobriety

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No Car? You Can Still Get A DUI On These Vehicles
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http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/going-to-jail-gm152941836-16130646?st=_p_dui Have you ever been afraid to get your first time DUI offense, so you rode your bike home from the bar? That may not be the best way to avoid a DUI. The legislature for driving intoxicated isn’t only limited to cars, but extends to a variety of vehicles. Although the law varies from

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3 Crazy New Jersey DUI Stories – Drinking and Driving At Its Worst
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We have all heard the stories about how people are caught drinking and driving. The circumstances are similar; weaving in the lane, running over a curb, hitting another vehicle in a parking lot – these are just a few ways that people get caught. Some even involve high speed chases like you would see in

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How a DUI Lawyer Can Challenge Sobriety Testing
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When you are pulled over for suspected DUI, you will often be expected to perform a series of tests. They refer to this battery of trials as  Field Sobriety Testing. Some of the more commonly used tests are: Stand on one foot while counting Walk a straight line, heel to toe for s specific distance

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Edison DUI Attorney Talks About Common Crimes
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Edison DUI Attorney States the Most Common Crimes When it comes to DUI charges, the most common types of DUI charges are categorized accurately according to law. According to an Edison DUI attorney, the three top types of offenses are: • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) • Operating Under the

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