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Avoid a DUI This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2020

There is never a good time to get a DUI, but Thanksgiving weekend can be especially difficult and inconvenient. Thanksgiving celebrations often include alcohol, whether it is the night before Thanksgiving, or having a few drinks with dinner. Why Does Thanksgiving Lead to an Increase in DUIs? Thanksgiving weekend is one of the times of the year that leads to an increase in DUIs. A lot of factors contribute to this, including celebrations and time off work. Many businesses close for the weekend, giving people more time to celebrate, in which they may participate more heavily in drinking. While…

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New Jersey Approves Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

November 5, 2020

The state of New Jersey has joined other states in an attempt to legalize recreational marijuana. In fact, New Jersey is the 12th state to vote for the legalization to occur. This issue was brought up in the most recent election and was voted by the majority of residents, to go through with it. What does this mean for New Jersey residents? What does it mean for people who are currently dealing with drug charges? Things to Know About the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey These are just a few of the things to know about the legalization of…

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What is a Simple Assault Charge?

October 30, 2020

Understanding the charges that you are facing is important as you navigate your simple assault case in New Jersey. New Jersey laws require certain elements to meet the criteria of a simple assault charge. What is Simple Assault? A simple assault charge, according to New Jersey laws, is any type of assault that results in significant bodily injury. This includes: A purposeful action that knowingly inflicts bodily injury· Negligence that leads to bodily injury  attempt to instill fear or injury through physical menace It is important to note that simple assault differs from aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is…

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Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child in N.J. Arrested in Tennessee

October 20, 2020

News of a sexual assault offender impacted the Plainfield, New Jersey area almost two years ago. Just when it looked like the offender disappeared and would avoid jail time, an anonymous tip led to his arrest. Investigative Staff’s Hard Work Pays off Despite no traces of the offender for almost two years, investigators never gave up. When they received an anonymous tip, they the Plainfield Police Division and the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit worked closely together with local authorities and tracked down the offender in Tennessee. He was arrested in the state of Tennessee and will be extradited…

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How Do I Fight DUI Charges in New Jersey?

September 30, 2020

You ended up having one drink too many. Maybe you thought you were okay to drive but on your way home, a cop stopped you and now you’re facing DUI charges. What do you do? Are there any options available to you? Find out in our latest blog post. What Happens After You’re Pulled Over for a Suspected DUI? If a police officer suspects that you’ve been drinking, you will be arrested and taken into police custody. Upon arrival at the police station, you will be booked and placed in a cell until someone can bail you out.

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