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Introduction Think of Pre-Trial Intervention as your ONE & ONLY Get-out-of-Jail-Free card. It’s the QUICKEST (and painless) way to be done with your Felony arrest. PTI in NJ is “generally” for first-time offenders. In rare cases, someone with a prior felony conviction may find a way to get in to PTI but don’t get your hopes up. It almost never happens. PTI is New Jersey’s way of saying: “Look, what you did is messed up (in…
The consequences in New Jersey for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle happen to be much worse than a DWI conviction. For example, a DWI conviction for a first offense will result in a maximum one-year loss of license. Yet, if convicted on a first offense CDS Possession in a motor vehicle you will be facing a two-year loss of driver’s license. Were you charged with CDS in a Motor Vehicle? If you were…
It’s every parent’s nightmare: their teenager calls from the police station. It’s every parent’s nightmare: their teenager calls from the police station. As defense attorneys, we have counseled a number of families whose young adult has had a run-in with the local police. One of the pitfalls for teenagers during summer months is that they have more hours of free time to be with peers and possibly get into trouble. Your son or daughter may…
The New Jersey Appeals Court ruled on March 27, 2019 that employees cannot be terminated for failing a drug test. Patients are protected by New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. Of course, if an employee is high while working, these protections do not come into play. It is only the presence of Marijuana in an employees’ system which receives this protection. Other street drugs are not protected. Depending on a variety of factors, marijuana will stay…
Look, if you want to go to Vermont and toke like Cheech and Chong, God bless you and God bless America. As long as you follow the laws in the state where you travel to (i.e. you are over the age of 21 and don’t consume in a public area), you are not breaking any laws and you won’t be charged with anything when you get back to New Jersey. The problem for you is…
Drivers in New Jersey are on a point system. Every conviction of a moving violation will result in points on your license. If you accumulate at least 12 points, your license will be suspended. Being found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol will also result in a suspension of your driver’s license. The length of a suspension for a DUI will depend on the circumstances of your case. For example:…
Let’s start by explaining that an ignition interlock device is intended to prevent drivers convicted of DWI from drinking and driving. It’s a remedial measure designed to protect society. Every state across the country has adopted the ignition interlock device as a sentencing option for DWI and New Jersey is no different. The interlock is a hand-held device that can be installed in the dashboard of any vehicle. Once the interlock has been installed, the driver of…
The legal system is very complex. It is best that you hire an attorney to guide you through the legal process.A good way to think about it is like this:  If you had a cavity, would you rather yank your own tooth out, or would it be best to visit a dentist? The point is that if you’re facing legal challenges, go to the experts!At our firm, we charge affordable rates and fight for every…
Malls hire “shoplifting” cops. Although they wear different types of uniforms, they are there to catch shoplifters. Your friends may refer to them as “mall cops” but they mean business. If they catch you shoplifting, they will arrest you. In the legal world they are called “Loss Prevention” officers.…
Knowing what a conviction could mean for your future is one of the most important aspects of putting together a plan for your defense. An understanding of the potential consequences is likely to influence your defense strategy. You should be familiar with the following: how your home state treats convictions, the prior convictions you may have, the impact it may have on your job if you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) These are just…