New Jersey Criminals and Parolees Could Have Voting Rights Restored
news

New Jersey criminals could have a chance at getting their voting rights back. Some see this as a way for the government to homogenize the voting population and steer it towards candidates of major parties. Very few people realize that Republicans and Democrats are not the only parties. But, where did it all begin and

Read More
Meek Mill: Probation Violation Case Study
Legal Blog

The courts take probation violation very seriously, as has just been demonstrated in the Meek Mill Case. He is behind bars for 2 to 4 years for violating the terms of his probation. What is Meek Mill’s situation, and what is a probation violation? Here are the details. Why Is Meek Mill Going Back To

Read More
West Windsor Township Criminal Defense
news

West Windsor Township Criminal Defense Attorney – Douglas Herring Are you facing criminal charges? West Windsor Township criminal defense attorney Douglas Herring can help. This former Federal Prosecutor has over 15 years’ experience. He never shies away from the courtroom. You need a West Windsor Township criminal defense attorney with the skill and motivation to

Read More
A Few Marijuana Plants Remains A First-Degree Crime in New Jersey
news

In January 2014, New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari announced that he plans to introduce a bill to legalize marijuana. Senator Scutari is the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Municipal Prosecutor for Linden said, “Anybody that looks at the facts, that the war on marijuana has been a miserable failure.” However,

Read More
Illegal Search When Police Did Not Get a Warrant Before Searching a Decrepit Building
Legal Blog

On January 29, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Derrick Brown, finding that a decrepit house in Camden is not automatically abandoned and the police need a warrant to search the house. In this case, the State Police had been conducting a narcotics investigation of possible drug sales occurring at 820 Line

Read More
“Official Misconduct” for Volunteer Firefighter Who Called In False Alarms = 8 years Prison
Legal Blog

A troubling case expanded the reach of “official misconduct” to a volunteer firefighter in State v. Quezada, 402 N.J. Super. 277 (App. Div. 2008). This defendant had just begun volunteering as a firefighter with the Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department in 2003. He started the fire academy in June and graduated in October. Around that

Read More
Could Police Arrest a Firefighter for Obstruction in New Jersey?
Legal Blog

On February 4, 2014, a fire engine from the Chula Vista Fire Department in California arrived to the scene of a rollover collision on a busy highway. A firefighter-engineer parked his fire truck behind an ambulance in the fast lane of the highway and began assisting the victims from the collision. The California Highway Patrol

Read More
WHAT IS EXPUNGEMENT OF A CONVICTION?
Legal Blog

Question 20 on the employment application says, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” You know that when you mark yes, the job is gone. A person with an expungement may mark … No. Each day that you have a criminal conviction in your past, you are losing opportunities for your future. The conviction

Read More
Volunteer Firefighter Convicted of “Official Misconduct” for Making False Alarms – 8 years in Prison
news

A troubling case expanded the reach of “official misconduct” to a volunteer firefighter in State v. Quezada, 402 N.J. Super. 277 (App. Div. 2008). This defendant had just begun volunteering as a firefighter with the Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department in 2003. He started the fire academy in June and graduated in October. Around that

Read More
8 Things a New Jersey Judge Looks at When Lowering Your Bail
news

In New Jersey, bail means you deposit or promise some form of money to a court to persuade the judge that you should be released from jail. Your agreement with the court is that you will forfeit your money if you do not come back to court, so you have a reason to come back

Read More