Recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey. Possession of over 50 grams of marijuana can lead to a conviction of an Indictable Offense in Superior Court, while under 50 grams can ultimately result in the conviction of a Disorderly Persons Offense in Municipal Court. If you have been charged with either offense, it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your rights.
Failing to adhere to court ordered restrictions such as associating with individuals the court orders you not to, submitting breath and drug tests, paying restitution or court fees, making appearances with your probation/trial officer, and finding and/or continuing employment. The Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution imposes procedural and substantive limits on the revocation of probation (Bearden v. Georgia, 461 U.S. 660, 666, and n.7 (1983). If you have been accused of violating probation and are in jeopardy of having it revoked, contact our office of a free consultation to discuss your rights.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is America's most common criminal charge. A DUI conviction can have short-term consequences, such as fines, suspension of your driver's license, community service, and increased insurance premiums. However, a DUI conviction can also lead to long term consequences such as jail time, issues with obtaining employment, and your overall public image. If you have been charged with a DUI in #NewYork or #NewJersey our office can assist you in aggressively defending your rights.
Beginning in 1996, New Jersey Drug Courts have been designed to help rehabilitate alleged substance-abusing criminal offenders. Furthermore, in 2012, Governor Christie extended the then existing voluntary Drug Court program to encompass programs that would compel other drug offenders who were unlikely to address their drug/substance abuse issues to enter Drug Court. Although many people may think Drug Court is the answer to all of their legal issues, there are stringent prerequisites that must be met in order to qualify. If you have been charged with a non-violent offense and you do not have any prior convictions for violent crimes, you may be able to qualify for the Drug Court program in the state of New Jersey.
When Mr. Leighton moved to Chicago in the 1940s, he and other African-Americans could not join local bar associations or rent space at most downtown office buildings. But by the end of his six-decade career he was one of the most accomplished lawyers in the city’s history. Read the full story on nytimes.com
Not every criminal record can be expunged and these amendments do not change that fact. But for those who have faced the difficult prospect of finding a job while explaining their criminal history to a prospective employer, expungement is worth a shot. Read the full story on nj.com
The new law expands the state's database, which currently includes DNA samples from those convicted of violent crimes such as rape and manslaughter.car Read the full article on nj.com