New Jersey Senate Approves Bill S-3456 Eliminating Mandatory Minimum Sentences for All Nonviolent Offenses
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New Jersey Senate Approves Bill S-3456 Eliminating Mandatory Minimum Sentences for All Nonviolent Offenses

February 27, 2021

Bill S-3456 aimed at reducing the state’s overcrowded, nonviolent offender prison population. Thanks in no small part to criminal justice reform-based legislation written by New Jersey State Senators Sandra Cunningham and Nick Scutari, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for all nonviolent offenses was approved by the Senate by a vote of 23-14. Bill S-3456 follows recommendations by the New Jersey Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission and is considered as the commission’s blueprint for criminal justice reform and reducing the […]

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New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee Approves Bill to Release Prisoners Early Due to Coronavirus

August 21, 2020

According to the bill, inmates considered for early release would be those already set to be released within the year and would not include repeat sex offenders. In late July, a bipartisan New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee unanimously voted to approve thousands of inmates’ release early. This early release is due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has taken a particular toll on the New Jersey prison system. The bill awaits approval by the full Senate. According to the bill, inmates […]

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Is it harassment if my ex calls my nonstop throughout the day?

November 4, 2019

Harassment Attorneys Serving Passaic County and Northern NJ out of our conveniently located Woodland Park location Harassment is a criminal offense in New Jersey, punishable in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. It refers to the continual unwanted communication to another person that makes the recipient feel uncomfortable, and communication that uses offensively coarse language, or is conducted in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm. It could mean repeatedly calling someone on the phone or at inconvenient times. Relationships can […]

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NJ Teen Driving Statistics and the Graduated Driver License Law

July 19, 2019

Municipal Court and Criminal Defense Lawyers serving clients in Paterson, Wayne, Little Falls, Woodland Park, across Passaic County and Northern New Jersey It may not come as a surprise that the leading cause of death to teens in the US is from motor vehicle accidents. These tragic events make up a major part of the more than 50,000 car crashes per year in the state of New Jersey. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the main factors which make […]

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Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Penalties in Passaic County NJ

November 5, 2018

The New Jersey Criminal Code classifies drugs, or controlled dangerous substances, according to their potential for abuse and their usefulness in the medical community. Cocaine and crack cocaine are considered Schedule II drug because they have a high potential for abuse and limited acceptable medical uses. Cocaine and crack are identical at the molecular level. Having said that, people charged with possession of crack, or caught distributing it are given harsher penalties. The penalty of possession of 1 gm of […]

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