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Drug Possession and Drug Smuggling: What The Difference is in the Courtroom

January 16, 2020

The Difference Between NJ Drug Crimes Being charged with a drug crime may lead to various legal consequences, based on the severity of the crime and the state the crime was committed. Drug possession and drug smuggling are different crimes that will be addressed differently by prosecutors. To learn the different consequences, first you should understand the difference between possession and smuggling. Drug Possession Drug possession is a simple crime with usually a minimal charge or fine. To be charged with possession, someone must be carrying a small amount of a drug on their person for personal use. Unlike smuggling,…

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How to Fight Drug Possession Charges

December 31, 2019

Drug Charges in New Jersey Thousands of people across the country are arrested every year on drug possession charges. Most of these charges relate to small amounts of drugs found in a person’s pockets or bags or in a person’s vehicle. Due to the large number of drug possession cases on criminal dockets in state and federal courts, defendants are often treated in a routine manner by the criminal justice system. However, it is possible to fight against drug possession charges or obtain a more favorable disposition of your charges. Building a Vigorous Legal Strategy One common tactic to fight…

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Juvenile Drug Record – Can It Be Used in an Adult Drug Proceeding?

December 10, 2019

Juvenile Records In most states, juvenile records are sealed and available only to police or the courts in limited circumstances. Most states also have procedures available that allow people who have committed juvenile offenses to have their juvenile records expunged in certain circumstances. However, if records have not been expunged, it may be possible for a court to use those juvenile records in an adult proceeding if certain requirements are met. Time Between Charges One of the primary factors that a court must consider when deciding whether to use a juvenile drug record in an adult drug offense proceeding is…

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Are DUI Laws Changing in New Jersey?

December 3, 2019

Changes in DUI Laws for First-Time Offenders Have you ever been subjected to a breathalyzer test? Did you feel confident that your results were accurate? According to a growing number of experts, breathalyzers may not be as accurate as we thought in the past. On top of that, losing driving privileges puts a lot of strain on individuals who need to work and support their families. In response to these concerns, lawmakers in New Jersey have passed new laws that change the penalties for first-time DUI charges. Learn everything you need to know below. New Jersey Changes DUI Laws…

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Important News Regarding Marijuana in New Jersey

November 25, 2019

New Jersey Voting on Marijuana Legalization Have you ever been accused of being a criminal for carrying around marijuana in your pocket? Would you like that to change? If you do, then you’re in good company. Governor Phil Murphy agrees, and he’s not the only one. Thankfully, you and every other citizen of New Jersey will have an opportunity to get out to the polls and show your support for legalizing marijuana. Learn everything you need to know about this important vote below. Marijuana’s Status is in a State of Flux You’ve likely seen all the news reports touting the…

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