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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Disorderly Conduct Charges Union County NJ

Disorderly conduct is one of the most common crimes charged by police and covers a wide variety of situations that range from fighting to lewd and offensive language.  Depending on the offense, penalties for disorderly conduct can range from fines to time in jail. Though many view crimes such as domestic violence, drug offenses, and… Continue Reading

What Can I Do if a Friend or Family Member is Arrested?

Being arrested in Union County, Linden, Westfield, Scotch Plains or anywhere can be a scary experience not only for the one being arrested, but for their family as well.  Being arrested can leave the family feeling frightened, confused and wondering what to do next. Given that most of us are not accustomed to dealing with… Continue Reading

NJ Drug Crime Offenders Offered Treatment

Union County Drug Crimes Attorney In June during a single week, authorities across five New Jersey counties including Union County made 177 arrests on drug charges. All 177 people charged were offered alternative treatment programs.  The vast majority accepted the offer of assistance to get clean. Of those arrested, 148 were connected to counselors and… Continue Reading

Challenging Traffic Stops in New Jersey

Traffic stops are the first step in many Municipal Court legal issues including DWI’s, drug offenses, traffic violations, and more. Unfortunately, many New Jersey citizens do not understand their rights during traffic stops, searches, and seizures. This can lead to scenarios where individuals voluntarily waive their rights or become victims of unlawful traffic stops. Today, our traffic violation attorneys will discuss individual… Continue Reading

Can I Modify an Existing Child Support Agreement in NJ?

In New Jersey, the terms of child support agreements are determined for the best interests of the child. Child rearing is expensive, and children benefit from co-parents who are financially strong. Child support is also determined using a very specific calculation which takes a number of factors into consideration. When these factors change over time, it may be… Continue Reading

Aggravated Assault vs Simple Assault

“Assault” is a generic legal term for crimes involving an aspect of physical violence or the threat of physical violence. New Jersey statutes carry two distinct definitions of assault: aggravated assault and simple assault. These two charges can vary dramatically from second degree felony crimes to disorderly persons offenses. Today, our Union County Municipal Court criminal defense attorney will… Continue Reading

What do Disorderly Persons Charges Entail?

New Jersey legal terminology can be confusing. For starters, many individuals who have been charged with disorderly conduct charges believe that is the same as disorderly persons, and vice versa. Disorderly persons offenses are a classification of charges which replace what many other states consider misdemeanors. Criminal charges with a “degree” are considered felony charges… Continue Reading

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