What is Failure to Register?
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Failing to Register as a Sex Offender is a serious crime in New Jersey and a violation of the “Megan’s Law.” In 1994, a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. The murder attracted national attention and caused the New Jersey legislature to create the

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Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer For a DUI?
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Being booked for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a daunting and scary situation to find yourself in, especially if it’s your first-time offender. You run the risk of facing harsh penalties if you avoid getting a lawyer for a DUI. You’ll be read your Miranda rights and advised that you are entitled to

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How a DUI Conviction Affects Your Mental Health
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It’s no surprise that facing a DUI conviction is stressful. There’s no question that the consequences of a DUI stretch way beyond the date of the arrest. Being charged with a DUI conviction can create problems when searching for employment or housing. A DUI charge can strain relationships with friends and family. In addition, a

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10 Facts You Need to Know about Illegal Drug Possession
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New Jersey handles illegal drug possession much like many other states in the U.S. It is a serious offense, with repercussions ranging across a broad spectrum. The possession of illicit drugs is punishable with fines, jail time, community service, and more. Depending on the class and amount of drugs one has in his or her

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What Happens If You Violate Probation For the First Time?
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If you’ve been charged with a crime, there’s a good chance that you’ll be granted probation. Probation is the period of time when you’re released into the community, typically under some form of supervision, instead of serving time in prison. If you’ve recently been released on probation, it’s vital to understand all of the terms

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Douglas Herring Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2019 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in New Jersey For Client Satisfaction
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Press Release Douglas Herring Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2019 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in New Jersey For Client Satisfaction The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New Jersey’s Criminal Law Attorney Douglas Herring as 2019 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of

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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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