Forms of Child Abuse and Their Lasting Impact

April 14, 2023

Understanding Child Abuse and Its Legal Ramifications in New Jersey Child abuse can take many forms.  Children who are abused may experience more than one kind of abuse.  Physical abuse involves the intentional use of physical force on a child that results in bodily harm, such as hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or any other physical harm to the child.  Hair pulling and obligatory strenuous exercises such as running stairs or holding heavy objects with outstretched arms are also used to […]

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Possible Consequences of Leaving Unattended Children in a Vehicle in NJ

March 18, 2023

Leaving a Child Alone in the Car Can Have Catastrophic Results in Montvale, Paramus, Wyckoff, Kearny, and throughout Northern New Jersey. In a survey of 10,000 people done by the National Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in 2020, it was revealed that 7 in 10 parents are aware of the health risks of leaving a child alone in the car but find their children to be an exception for one reason or another.  Nearly 19% of those surveyed said […]

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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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