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Jersey Criminal Attorneys Criminal Justice Process: What Is This Madness? An Overview of the Criminal Justice Process The criminal justice process can be overwhelming, and, if you are the defendant, it can be downright frightening. Because each case is different and each defendant is different, the criminal justice process is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. But there are steps that are the same no matter what charges you may face. We’re going to review those now.…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Who’s The Best New Jersey Criminal Lawyer For You? It’s a daily question: “I’m looking for the best New Jersey criminal lawyer. Are you the best?” They ask because either they or their loved one has been arrested, and they want the absolute best New Jersey criminal lawyer to represent them. Think of Marriage When I am asked who the best New Jersey criminal lawyer is, I ask a question of my…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Arraignment: What In The World Is It? Arraignment – The Basics An arraignment is nothing to be afraid of. You should view your arraignment as an opportunity that you can take advantage of. But we’ll discuss that later on. Your arraignment is the day that the government declares the crime or crimes they accuse you of committing. It is a run-of-the-mill court proceeding, and it is uneventful. Once the judge reads your…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Temporary & Final Restraining Orders in NJ NJ Restraining Orders – The Basics There are two types of restraining orders in New Jersey: temporary and final restraining orders. Under the New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a domestic violence victim may obtain a restraining order committed by the following: a spouse, former spouse, a present or former household member, someone with whom they have had or are expecting a child,…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys What are the different types of restraining orders? NJ Restraining Orders – The Basics There are two types of restraining orders in New Jersey: temporary and final restraining orders. Under the New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a domestic violence victim may obtain a restraining order committed by the following: a spouse, former spouse, a present or former household member, someone with whom they have had or are expecting a…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys NJ Traffic Points – How To Fight Back & Save Crazy Money NJ Traffic Points – The Basics The NJ traffic point system is a way for the Motor Vehicle Commission to regulate which drivers get to keep or lose their license. If you get too many points on your license, you will lose your driving privileges. A license suspension will affect all areas of your life.  You will not be able…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Illegal Traffic Stops #1 Way To Crush Drug Charges Illegal Traffic Stops – The Basics Illegal traffic stops involve situations where the police officer’s conduct in stopping you fails to meet the Constitutional requirement of “reasonable & articulable” suspicion. To be lawful, an automobile stop must be predicated on specific and articulable facts giving rise to a reasonable suspicion that you have committed one or more motor vehicle violations. What does this…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys First NJ Court Appearance First NJ Court Appearance – The Basics Your first NJ court appearance is a necessary formality. You should not be nervous. The purpose of a first court appearance is simple. By showing up to court, you are basically informing the judge that you are aware of your traffic tickets or that you know about your criminal charges.  Think of your first court appearance as a way of checking…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Test Post If we can’t dismiss your criminal charges, getting them downgraded is the next best thing. Downgrading criminal charges are one way to avoid jail. Every client that walks through our doors wants to get their criminal charges dismissed. It is possible but not common & definitely not easy. Since we devoted an entire post to dismissing criminal charges, we will not discuss it here. Instead, we will explain a lesser-known…
Jersey Criminal Attorneys Downgrading Criminal Charges If we can’t dismiss your criminal charges, getting them downgraded is the next best thing. Downgrading criminal charges are one way to avoid jail. Every client that walks through our doors wants to get their criminal charges dismissed. It is possible but not common & definitely not easy. Since we devoted an entire post to dismissing criminal charges, we will not discuss it here. Instead, we will explain a…