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Category Archives: Municipal Court

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

Union County, NJ Tenants’ and Renters’ Rights

In recent years, the percentage of households renting their home has risen above 40 percent for the first time in American history. As reported by the Pew Research Center, the number of American renters has continued to rise steadily since the early 2000’s. As such, it has become more common for tenants and landlords to find themselves… 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

Man Arrested has $44k in Unpaid Tolls and Traffic Violations

Last Friday, July 21st, Newark resident Antonio L. Laracuente, 37, was caught passing through an EZPass toll on the George Washington Bridge without paying. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said than an officer spotted him driving though a lower-level toll at 7:45 a.m. in his 2012 Honda Acord when the EZPass signboard read “toll unpaid”.… Continue Reading

Giants Kicker Accused of Domestic Violence

The New York football Giants kicker, Josh Brown, was released on Tuesday October 25, in East Rutherford NJ, after accusations of domestic violence surfaced. The kicker, 37, first came under scrutiny when emails, personal journals, and admission of guilt in counseling exercises surfaced of repeated offenses of abuse against his ex-wife, Molly Brown. These accusations… Continue Reading

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