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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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What Are the Penalties For Driving Under the Influence?

February 3, 2021

There are laws in place to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while they are under the influence. The laws are not always the same and will usually vary from one state to the next. While some states could consider it a misdemeanor, other states consider this act a felony. If someone is charged with a felony, they will suffer greater consequences.  Continue reading to find out what the penalties are for driving under the influence in New Jersey. Blood Alcohol Content In the United States, people operating vehicles should not get behind the wheel if they have a blood…

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Dealing With DWI and Reckless Driving Charges

January 31, 2021

Reckless driving is defined by the state of New Jersey as “heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property ”heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property.” A driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) charge in NJ is a rather serious crime. You will be charged with DWI if you fail a field sobriety test such…

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Will I Go to Jail For Illegally Possessing a Weapon

January 11, 2021

Owning certain weapons in the state of New Jersey can cause you to be charged with criminal possession of an illegal weapon, irrespective of whether any unlawful activity was committed with the weapon. However, you are allowed to possess certain types of weapons such as firearms if you have the proper permits and licenses to possess such weapons within the state of New Jersey. List of Contraband Weapons Within the State of New Jersey Here is a list of weapons that are illegal within NJ. These weapons are not allowed to be licensed and should not be owned by individuals.

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Are the Penalties for Credit Card Fraud Different From Regular Fraud?

December 8, 2020

New Jersey laws tend to be slightly different regarding credit card fraud. Certain actions can lead to fraud charges, even if you did not fraudulently use a credit card. Understanding what constitutes fraud, as well as the charges you could be met with, is important to understand as you navigate New Jersey’s laws. Read more: Credit Card Fraud in NJ What is Fraud? Fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the deliberate action or intention of benefiting financially, through using deception or false means. While it might seem like credit card fraud would fall into this…

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