What Are the 4 Requirements of Culpability in the New Jersey Criminal Code?

  • Criminal Defense

To be found guilty of a crime in New Jersey, the prosecution must show that you meet the requirements for at least one t

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Can a Landlord Consider My Criminal History When Deciding to Rent to Me in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

Yes, landlords in New Jersey can consider your criminal history when deciding whether or not to rent to you. However, th

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Are There Crimes With No Statute of Limitations in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

Yes, some crimes in New Jersey don’t have any statute of limitations. That means you can be charged with them no matte

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What Are Possible Penalties for Drug Distribution in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

The state of New Jersey treats drug distribution-related crimes with harsh penalties. Even though recent changes in the

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What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

Felony and misdemeanor are two of the most common terms you’ll hear when it comes to discussing crime on a legal basis

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Are Police Allowed to Use Chokeholds in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

In December 2020, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced updates to the state’s Use of Force policy. As

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What Is an Illegal Search in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

An illegal search in New Jersey occurs when a police officer searches the car, the home, or the person of someone withou

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Do You Get a Criminal Record for Shoplifting?

  • Criminal Defense

Shoplifting offenses in New Jersey are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. A shoplifting charge may not seem like a big deal

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What Is the Statute of Limitation for Criminal Offenses in NJ?

  • Criminal Defense

Well, most people know that you cannot be charged in New Jersey for a crime that happened over 30 years ago. But still,

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Will I Automatically Be Deported After a DWI Conviction in New Jersey?

  • DWI

While some DWI charges remain traffic infractions, others can come with serious criminal consequences, including deporta

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What Are Possible Defenses for Burglary in New Jersey?

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A burglary charge in New Jersey is a serious offense that can lead to probation, high fines, or in the worst-case scenar

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What Is the Difference Between Aggravated and Simple Assault in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

Violent altercations are outlawed in New Jersey, and there are strict laws that define and punish such acts. The regulat

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Steven W. Hernandez, Board-Certified DUI Attorney

  • DWI

If the police suspect that you are driving while intoxicated (DWI) by drugs, you may be evaluated by a Drug Recognition

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What Is a Drug Recognition Expert?

  • DWI

In New Jersey, if you are charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) because a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) has deter

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What Are the Steps of a Drug Influence Evaluation (DIE)?

  • DWI

In the State of New Jersey, if you are charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) after a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE

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The Problem with Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Lab Testing

  • DWI

Television shows and Hollywood movies promote the idea that “science” is a foolproof way to solve crimes. That is a

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What Are Possible Defenses for a Weapons Charge in New Jersey?

  • Criminal Defense

The U.S. laws offer rights to possess firearms for hunting and self-defense. But New Jersey has strict laws which dictat

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Is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Scientifically Reliable?

  • DWI

Many police departments use the services of certified Drug Recognition Experts (DREs). If you are charged with drug-rela

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The Problem with Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Opinions

  • DWI

DWI (driving while intoxicated) in New Jersey includes all intoxicating drugs – not just alcohol. If you are charged w

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What Should You Do as a Commercial Driver Facing a DWI Charge in New Jersey?

  • DWI

As long as you’re a driver, you are required to obey traffic rules and laws. For a person licensed to operate a la

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