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Penalties for Heroin Possession in New Jersey

April 25, 2021

New Jersey law lists the possession of heroin as a third-degree crime. This can lead to a criminal record, as well as the potential for jail time. Understanding the potential penalties and what criminal defense options may be available is important if you are navigating these charges. New Jersey Legal Penalties for Possession of Heroin A third-degree conviction of heroin possession in New Jersey can result in the following: Jail time of three to five yearsRequired probation of up to five yearsDrug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) fee of $1,000Potential of a permanent criminal record Drug charges,…

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What To Expect if You’re Charged With Simple Assault

April 3, 2021

If you are dealing with simple assault charges in New Jersey, you could be met with fines, jail time, and even mandatory prison sentencing. Understanding the charges in front of you, as well as your options, is an important part of navigating the legal system. This is also an important part of building your defense. What is Simple Assault? Simple assault refers to the action of a person causing intentional harm, or bodily injury to another person. Simple assault in New Jersey can lead to the following legal consequences: Legal fines of up to $1,000Jail time of up to…

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New Jersey’s Red Flag Law

March 24, 2021

New Jersey’s Red Flag Law is designed to stop certain crimes, like school shootings. The New Jersey Red Flag law was put into place on September 1, 2020. Also known as the Extreme Risk Protective Order Act (ERPO), the law allows family members or police officers to petition that a judge remove weapons from a person who could be considered a danger. In order to be considered a danger, the person must pose a risk to themselves or others. The judge can also prevent that person from buying a weapon or ammo. Family members and police officers can file…

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Final Vote Expected on NJ Bill That Would Eliminate Mandatory Prison Sentences for 29 Crimes

March 18, 2021

If you have been following New Jersey’s criminal justice reform news, you are likely awaiting the final ruling of Bill S-3456, which is set to occur soon. This bill aims to end mandatory sentences for a variety of crimes. Continue reading to learn more. What Is Bill S-3456? Bill S-3456 will eliminate mandatory prison sentences for 29 crimes. This bill is designed as a part of a criminal justice reform. Lawmakers have been actively working toward criminal reform due to a large number of non-violent offenders in jail. In addition to higher jail populations, a criminal record leads to…

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Marijuana Now Legal in New Jersey

February 23, 2021

After years of discussion and a Constitutional amendment, the Garden State has officially legalized marijuana. While many NJ residents are eager to find out when they’ll be able to legally purchase marijuana in their home state, there’s some important information about these new laws that you’ll need to know first. With marijuana now legal in NJ, what does that mean for those who were previously convicted of possession and have a criminal record? Continue reading to find out. How Much Marijuana Can I Legally Possess in NJ? Under the decriminalization bill signed into effect by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday…

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