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Distribution of Narcotics in New Jersey
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There are different laws governing possession and distribution of narcotics. There are many factors that determine the charges you will face. The weight, packaging, as well as the narcotic, are the factors that can turn simple possession into a more serious charge. Distribution of narcotics and possession with the intent to distribute are more serious

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What is a Hate Crime in New Jersey?
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Hate crime convictions have serious and life-altering consequences. New Jersey takes hate crimes very seriously and as such the penalties are severe. Also, there has been an increase in prosecution of these crimes in recent years. This increase is likely due to the high-profile nature of a hate crime. Media outlets cover these types of stories

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New Jersey Felony Laws VS Misdemeanor Laws
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You may know that there are two levels of criminal charges, felonies, and misdemeanors. However, what you may not know is what makes a crime one or the other. What crimes are misdemeanors? What crimes are felonies? Are the penalties for felonies and misdemeanors different? How does a felony or misdemeanor effect your future? This

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New Jersey Civil Forfeiture Laws
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You may think the only people that can have their property seized by state or local police departments are criminals. However, this is not always the case. New Jersey is one of 35 states to receive a D or worse grade from the Institute for Justice. The Institute for Justice is a Washington, D.C. based libertarian legal

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NJ Drug Laws and Penalties: The Basics
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There is a drug epidemic sweeping the nation. New Jersey is one of the states that has seen some of the largest problems concerning substance abuse. Today we are going to take a look at NJ drug laws and the different classifications of drugs. Drug Classifications One of the factors in determining the punishment for

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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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