Category Archives: Criminal Law

Gelman Law Firm works to clear your name by challenging the evidence against you, and we use useful strategies and comprehensive investigations to handle damage at any stage of your case.

Getting a Record Expungement in New Jersey

In October 2017, a new expungement law went into full effect for the state of New Jersey. Now, criminal charges can be wiped off a person’s record quicker and easier. SB 3307 reduced the waiting period for eligibility for expungement, as well as increase the number of convictions someone can expunge at a given time….. Read More

How to Stay Safe and Avoid a DUI on Halloween

Halloween night turns neighborhoods and cities into live-action candy stores and costume runways for children and adults alike. Besides trick-or-treating and scary movies, however, Halloween is also a night for partying and drinking. Forty-four percent of national fatal car accidents on Halloween weekend involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, and 38…. Read More

How to Prevent a DWI Arrest on Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is one of the year’s major holidays where friends and family go out and celebrate in the city. These celebrations bring the risk of drunk driving. New Jersey police officers will be out in full force during Labor Day weekend in order to catch suspicious drivers, so it’s crucial that you know how…. Read More

How Can I Be Charged as an Accomplice to a Crime?

In most situations, the main perpetrator of a crime is legally referred to as a principal. If there are any other people assisting in the agency of a crime, they will be referred to as accomplices. An accomplice plays a supporting role in a crime, but he or she can still be found just as…. Read More

How Do I Defend Myself Against Identity Theft Accusations?

Identify theft is a very common type of theft that can be perpetrated even with harmless intent. What could have been a harmless borrowing of information could turn into a serious offense. Identity theft is a type of white-collar crime that occurs when someone illegally uses someone’s personal identifying information without their permission. In order…. Read More