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The Differences Between Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Charges

August 26, 2019

Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey Drug possession charges are often divided into two categories: the lower level misdemeanor offenses and higher-level felony offenses. Regardless of whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, any drug charge is serious and has severe and long-term consequences. Knowing the difference between what constitutes a misdemeanor and a felony can help you and your criminal defense attorney decide how to approach potential criminal proceedings and give you the best outcome possible. Drug Laws in New Jersey In New Jersey, misdemeanors are known as disorderly conduct charges. The only possession charge that…

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A Short Guide To Sexually Motivated Crimes And Sentencing

August 26, 2019

Overview of Sex Crimes and Their Consequences in New Jersey American law has evolved significantly over the past century in regards to defining and creating legislation for sex-based crimes. The potential punishment for the defendant varies depending on the state and the type of crime they are charged with, but all sexually motivated crimes are serious charges and should not be taken lightly. Here is a short run-down of common sex crimes and their consequences. Rape Rape is considered the most serious form of sex crime in every state. Each jurisdiction may define or categorize this type of sexual…

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Violent Crimes In American Law: A Short Guide

August 26, 2019

Explaining Violent Crimes in New Jersey The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program defines violent crimes as offenses that involve force or threat of force on the victim. They have four officially recognize violent crimes: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Additionally, other crimes like kidnapping can also be classified as such given the right circumstances. Here is a short guide to the different violent crimes under American law. Assault And Battery Assault is defined as threatening or making a physical gesture that puts another person in imminent fear of danger. There does not need…

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Burglary, Robbery, Or Larceny? A Short Guide To Theft Crimes

August 26, 2019

There are many different categories of theft crimes. To the average citizen, many of the legal terms used to define these crimes seem like they overlap or describe the same behaviors. However, each term has its own distinct definition and potential punishment guidelines. Here is a short guide to the different types of theft crimes in criminal law and the consequences if someone is convicted. Larceny/Simple Theft Although each jurisdiction may have different types of larceny, the basic elements of this theft crime remain largely the same. Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking of someone else’s property with…

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