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DWI Convictions Affect Employment In Limited Ways Will a DWI conviction affect employment? The good news is that a DWI in New Jersey is a traffic offense.  While the majority of other states classifies DWIs as “crimes”, it is not so in NJ.  However, once you get a DWI on your driving record, you can never get it off your record.  Your DWI conviction stays on your record forever. Do you drive for a living?…
DWI Convictions Affect Employment In Limited Ways Will a DWI conviction affect employment? The good news is that a DWI in New Jersey is a traffic offense.  While the majority of other states classifies DWIs as “crimes”, it is not so in NJ.  However, once you get a DWI on your driving record, you can never get it off your record.  Your DWI conviction stays on your record forever. Do you drive for a living?…
New Jersey Conditional & Hardship LicensesI Need To Get To Work! New Jersey Conditional or Hardship Licenses are available depending on the reason for your license suspension. Every DWI client asks, “If I get a DWI & lose my license for three months, can I get a Conditional License for work?” After you get arrested for a DWI or DUI, you are at risk of losing your license for a minimum of 3 months. A…
New Jersey Conditional & Hardship LicensesI Need To Get To Work! New Jersey Conditional or Hardship Licenses are available depending on the reason for your license suspension. Every DWI client asks, “If I get a DWI & lose my license for three months, can I get a Conditional License for work?” After you get arrested for a DWI or DUI, you are at risk of losing your license for a minimum of 3 months. A…
Reckless Manslaughter Charges in New Jersey The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Michael Gaffney, a Maywood man, for the death of a 19-year-old woman.  The circumstances surrounding Francis Victoria Garcia were “suspicious”. Law enforcement received reports around 2 a.m. that a woman was found “unresponsive” in a Hackensack parking garage along Prospect Avenue. Medical teams arriving on the scene administered emergency CPR and first aid. Ms. Garcia continued to be unresponsive and was immediately transported…
What is the Conditional Dismissal Program in New Jersey? We’ll start with an example.Let’s say that you get arrested & charged with simple assault.You think you’ve got a good case.You want to go to trial, but you really don’t want to take a risk because you don’t want to get a conviction.With your clean record, you’re eligible for a Conditional Dismissal.From your perspective, you don’t feel that what you did was a crime.Very simply, you…
What Types Of Cases Are Eligible For Conditional Discharge? Conditional discharge applies to drug offenses in municipal court.Keep that in mind.It’s for drug charges.So the most common is marijuana possession.Let’s say you and a few of your friends are driving in a car.The cops pull you over for speeding or whatever.Cop smells marijuana, searches the car, finds a little blunt, a bong, a baggie, whatever.Everybody in the car, all four of you, get arrested. What…
Think twice before you write that check If you write a check with insufficient funds, don’t be surprised if you get arrested and charged for a “Bad Check” crime. Under NJ law (N.J.S.A 2C:21-5) you could face Misdemeanor or Felony charges. This law says that a person who issues or passes a check for the payment of money, knowing that it will not be honored by the bank, commits an offense. Bounced Checks versus Bad…
Plea bargains run our criminal justice system.90% of cases are settled by way of plea deals. When you’re charged with a crime, your lawyer will negotiate a plea bargain. But is a plea bargain your only way out? October 17, 2019 Some Basics About Plea Bargains A plea bargain is a pretrial settlement.Instead of going to trial and risking a guilty verdict, you may be considering a plea bargain.Plea deals are encouraged under Federal &…
Plea Bargains: What Are They & Why Are They Used? Plea bargains run our criminal justice system. 90% of cases are settled by way of plea deals. When you’re charged with a crime, your lawyer will negotiate a plea bargain. But is a plea bargain your only way out? Some Basics About Plea Bargains A plea bargain is a pretrial settlement.Instead of going to trial and risking a guilty verdict, you may be considering a…