Distinguishing Child Abuse from Neglect in New Jersey

July 19, 2022

Frequently Confused, Child Abuse and Neglect are Not the Same in NJ The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) sets a high standard for the well-being, health, and welfare of all minors in the State. Child abuse and neglect are both considered serious actions, but they are fundamentally different in their definitions and key considerations according to the law. While both are addressed in N.J.S.A. 9:6-1 there are distinct actions, situations, and outcomes that constitute child abuse or child neglect […]

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Speedy Trials, a Right Defendants Have in Passaic County, NJ
Posted in: Criminal Law

Exercising Your Right to a Speedy Trial in NJ

May 29, 2022

Deciding to Assert Your Right to a Speedy Criminal or DWI Trial in New Jersey Frequently, people get a right to a speedy trial confused with what is in the law and what is not. Of course, the right to a speedy trial is part of your rights. One of the major benefits of having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is their ability to ensure that your rights are upheld and you know all of the details of what will […]

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New Jersey Plea Bargain: What It Is, and When to Consider It in NJ
Posted in: Criminal Law

What’s the Deal With Plea Bargains in NJ?

May 19, 2022

Criminal Defense Lawyers on the Inner Workings of Plea Agreements in Clifton, Paterson, Wayne, Hawthorne and Ringwood, NJ New Jersey criminal convictions do not always come as the result of a jury trial. In fact, the vast majority of criminal cases are resolved through what is called a plea bargain. According to the US Department of Justice, around nine out of ten criminal cases result in plea bargaining. Read on to learn what a plea bargain is, how it differs […]

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Negociating Through Pre-Indictment Conferences in New Jersey
Posted in: Criminal Law

Understanding Pre-Indictment Conferences in New Jersey

March 24, 2022

If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense in New Jersey, there are a number of different routes the prosecutor may take. In New Jersey, serious criminal charges, which are called “felonies” in other states but are delineated by degrees of indictable offenses in New Jersey, are heard by a grand jury. However, a prosecutor assigned to your case may offer you an opportunity to bring the case to a close when you appear at a pre-indictment conference, […]

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DWI Checkpoints in New Jersey

March 14, 2022

Discuss with a Skilled DUI Lawyer the Steps the Police Must Follow at NJ DWI Checkpoints Though the United States and New Jersey constitutions forbid the state to stop, frisk, search or seize property from an individual without probable cause to believe the individual is involved with a crime or a warrant, DUI checkpoints are legal in New Jersey. In Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz (1990), the Supreme Court ruled that checkpoints do not violate the constitution’s Fourth Amendment […]

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