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DUI Offenses – What do Police Officers Look For?
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DUI Offenses – What Do Police Officers Look For Law enforcement officers take DUI offenses seriously in New Jersey. As is the case with many other crimes, police undergo training to identify signs that a motorist is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are more than 100 visual cues that indicate whether

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Are There Travel Restrictions with A DUI?
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Travel restrictions with a DUI often vary across the world. If you are planning to travel outside your country and have a conviction or arrest on your record, your criminal record can bring unexpected problems. In essence, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can limit your ability to travel to other countries. Several

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What Are My Civil Rights as a Criminal Defendant in New Jersey?
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If you’ve been arrested for a crime, you may feel as though you’ve been stripped of all of your rights. However, it’s important to remember that you do indeed have rights as a criminal defendant in New Jersey. Understanding these rights can help you to legally protect yourself while you navigate your criminal case. That’s

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Types of Theft Crimes in New Jersey
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If you are facing charges of theft in the state of New Jersey, it’s important to understand the type of theft charges you are facing. Theft crimes in New Jersey can involve a number of different criminal offenses that involve the unauthorized possession of someone else’s property. This can include theft by deception, theft by

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Will Legal Weed Cause a Rise in DUIs in New Jersey?
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When a change as big as legalized marijuana happens in any given state, it’s no surprise that major and minor issues stem from these changes. While there’s a lot of relief between medicinal marijuana patients and recreational users, law enforcement officials are still trying to wrap their heads around certain aspects of the new law.

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10 Things to Know About New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Program
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New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) is a comprehensive plan to address violators of drug or alcohol crimes after conviction. The purpose is to intervene, educate and reduce these types of crimes. Many people confuse it for the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). There are many IDRCs in New Jersey, which the IDP manages. Consuming

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What Happens When A Minor Is Prosecuted As An Adult?
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We all know that being prosecuted as an adult is significantly more severe than being prosecuted as a minor. In the case that a minor is involved in a more serious crime, or has had repeated offenses, a judge may waive the protections that a standard juvenile court provides. So you may be asking, “what

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What is The Pretrial Intervention Program in New Jersey
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Pretrial Intervention, also known as “PTI” is a diversionary program available at the Superior Court level for defendants charged with indictable offenses. This can include heroin possession, forgery, theft, terrorist threats, shoplifting, prescription fraud, credit card fraud, and marijuana distribution. Run through the County Prosecutor’s Office, the PTI is a way to divert cases they

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10 Things to Know About Jury Trials In NJ
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If you’re about to have your day in court or you’re about to serve as a juror for the first time, you may be curious to know more about jury trials in NJ. You may have some preconceived notions about how jury trials work from watching TV and movies. However, there’s always a few fine

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The Process for Appealing Your Motor Vehicle Suspension
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Appealing your motor vehicle suspension in Princeton, NJ is key to maintaining your driving privileges. Without them, completing the simplest of your daily tasks can become difficult. From traveling to work to running errands, your driver license suspension can put a damper on your life. Receiving a Scheduled Suspension Notice starts the process of appealing

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8 Commonly Asked Questions About Asset Forfeiture
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Asset forfeiture is a hot topic that is on the minds of many as there has been plenty of publicized cases involving this issue. In fact, the ACLU of New Jersey has published a report with shocking results on the data they collected. We have compiled a list of eight commonly asked questions about asset

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Where Are You Most Likely To Get a DUI in New Jersey
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Around this time of year, there seems to be a collective concern around drinking and driving. With an abundance of holiday celebrations, the chances of a New Jersey resident having one too many drinks and getting behind the wheel increases significantly. While this concern for road safety around the holidays is widespread, there are specific

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What is The New Expungement Law in New Jersey
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For some, there is this mistaken thought that once they have an arrest and conviction on their record, it’s there to stay. However, that’s not always the case. In some instances, you can go through the process for expungement. Recently, there is a new expungement law in New Jersey that makes it easier to take

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Theft By Unlawful Taking Felony or Misdemeanor?
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If you’re under arrest for theft crimes in New Jersey, you know you’re in for some serious consequences. Punishment for theft by unlawful taking can range from fines to jail time. Here’s what you need to know. What is Theft by Unlawful Taking? The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice defines theft by unlawful taking

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Where Criminal Justice and Immigration Reform Collide
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Does deportation sometimes help defendants avoid prosecution? Immigrants accused of a crime can take advantage of the United States justice and deportation system to evade justice. Thanks to Criminal Justice and Immigration Reform, there are several instances of undocumented immigrants have escaped prosecution for their crimes by deportation. How are Criminal Justice and Immigration Reform

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