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New Jersey Gun Laws

June 10, 2020

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. If you are considering purchasing, possession, or selling firearms, it is important that you make yourself aware of New Jersey’s gun laws. Violating the state’s gun laws can lead to a criminal conviction that can carry serious penalties. Permit Requirements A person who wishes to sell, give, transfer, assign, dispose of, receive, purchase, or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun (except for an antique rifle or shotgun), must either be licensed as a dealer under New Jersey law or must possess a valid firearms purchaser identification permit .

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Is It Possible that My Child Will Be Charged with a Crime If Caught Sexting?

June 7, 2020

While some states have laws that specific address sexting between teens or other minors, as a general rule teens who share nude or sexually suggestive photos of each other can be charged with child pornography and child enticement laws. Even though these crimes are intended to target adult sexual predators, sexting between teens falls within the definitions of these crimes; conviction for one of these offenses can carry severe penalties and life-long consequences. What Is Sexting? Sexting is the practice of sending nude or sexually suggestive or explicit photos by electronic means, usually via text. Although adult couples do…

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Defending Against a Claim of Domestic Violence

May 27, 2020

Facing accusations of domestic violence is significant. If charged, you could be required to restrain from the individual, while also facing expensive legal fines and even jail time. Depending on the details of the case, the defendant could also face eviction and their child custody rights could be affected. If you are dealing with a claim of domestic violence, it is important to consider your defense options with a lawyer. Understanding New Jerseys’ Domestic Act The state of New Jersey implemented the Prevention of Domestic Act of 1991 in order to protect victims of domestic abuse from their spouses,…

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Terroristic Threat Laws and Penalties

May 26, 2020

While the United States is known for its freedom of speech laws, there are certain forms of speech that can be punishable by law. Speech that is considered to be a terroristic threat does not have the same protections as other forms of communication do. Terroristic threats are illegal in all 50 states. However, there might be some question as to what is considered a terroristic threat and what is not. Learn more below. What is a Terroristic Threat? Terroristic threats are threats to commit a crime that would lead to the injury or death of individuals. New Jersey…

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Covid-19 To-Do List: Clear Your Criminal Record

April 23, 2020

Covid-19 has disrupted lives everywhere – for most of us, that means we’re working remotely and our kids are home from school. While browsing through Netflix and snacking helped you get through the first few days, you’re probably starting to get a little bored and stir-crazy at home. If you’re looking for something to put on your to-do list, then consider adding clearing your criminal record to it. It’s the perfect time to apply for an expungement in New Jersey, and most of the process can be streamlined during this pandemic. Get all the details below. Can I Erase…

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