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New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act has kept up with the rest of the country. We no longer live in a world where the police respond to a scene of domestic violence in New Jersey, shrug their shoulders, and proceed to turn around and leave. Decades ago, it was customary for the police (across the country) to arrive on a distress call and  discover that the parties involved in the domestic violence dispute were husband…
New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act has kept up with the rest of the country. We no longer live in a world where the police respond to a scene of domestic violence in New Jersey, shrug their shoulders, and proceed to turn around and leave. Decades ago, it was customary for the police (across the country) to arrive on a distress call and  discover that the parties involved in the domestic violence dispute were husband…
So, you’ve been arrested for a DWI and you want to know what you’re up against. You want to know if it’s a crime? You’re wondering if your DWI charge will result in a criminal conviction. Your concern is real…You know that a criminal conviction can have a devastating effect on your career, your future,but most importantly your reputation. You know that it was wrong to drink and drive but you’re not a criminal.You made…
Drug Courts are one of the best things to ever happen in New Jersey. If you get charged with a non-violent crime and are suffering from drug & alcohol addiction,we can all agree that you need some help Drug Court is the last miracle that can help you avoid a trial and keep you out of prison… However, Admission into NJ’s Drug Court program is not easy. After you apply, the Drug Court Judge considers…
Can a DWI be Plea Bargained? First of all, let’s talk about what it means to “Plea Bargain” a case. Suppose you’re driving and a police officer stops you. He issues you FIVE traffic tickets! In addition to speeding, you get tickets for careless driving; illegal turns; passing a school bus & no insurance. When we go to court, we negotiate a “Plea Deal”. This means that instead of pleading guilty to all 5 tickets,…
Can a DWI be Plea Bargained? First of all, let’s talk about what it means to “Plea Bargain” a case. Suppose you’re driving and a police officer stops you. He issues you FIVE traffic tickets! In addition to speeding, you get tickets for careless driving; illegal turns; passing a school bus & no insurance. When we go to court, we negotiate a “Plea Deal”. This means that instead of pleading guilty to all 5 tickets,…
If you get arrested for a small-time misdemeanor drug charge, you can apply to get into the “Conditional Discharge” program. (By the way, misdemeanors in Jersey are called Disorderly Person’s offenses.) A conditional discharge is one of the probationary programs in NJ that helps first-time offenders.  You can apply for the program if you get arrested for drugs & your case is at the Municipal court level. If you get arrested for drugs and your…
What is PTI? PTI stands for Pretrial Intervention. Pretrial Intervention is a “diversionary” program. It’s a way for you to avoid a trial and avoid getting a criminal conviction. If you get into PTI, you avoid a criminal trial and you won’t have a conviction.(PTI is the fork in the road that gives you a “second chance”) You get placed on probation for 1-3 years. Once you complete PTI, ALL of your criminal charges get…
What is PTI? PTI stands for Pretrial Intervention. Pretrial Intervention is a “diversionary” program. It’s a way for you to avoid a trial and avoid getting a criminal conviction. If you get into PTI, you avoid a criminal trial and you won’t have a conviction.(PTI is the fork in the road that gives you a “second chance”) You get placed on probation for 1-3 years. Once you complete PTI, ALL of your criminal charges get…
NJ Traffic Lawyers Keep Calm…We Got Your Back Get a Free Case Evaluation Now Should I hire a lawyer for a traffic ticket? This is the question we get asked the most. There are two types of people. The first type never hires a traffic lawyer in NJ until they lose their license. After this person loses his/her license, they wish they had hired a lawyer.  Losing your license means that you can’t get to…