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Major Changes to Marijuana Laws to Be Decided by New Jersey Voters, See Details Below

This coming November, New Jersey residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on the legalization of marijuana at the ballots.  The exact text of the ballot will read, “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’”?  A vote “yes” would support legalizing the possession and use Read More

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Sweeping Changes to Expungement Laws Starting June 15th

This past June, sweeping changes to the expungement process went into effect that were passed by the New Jersey Legislature earlier in the year. These changes dramatically affect the approach and the process to any expungement and will help clients receive faster, more efficient expungements, and are more tailored to expediting the process especially for Read More

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It Takes a Village: We Bring a Team to Represent Our Clients

To represent a client effectively in a criminal or municipal court matter, the client or the law firm needs a team to get the best possible result. This team sometimes comprises of anger management counselors, social workers or psychologists. Our Office has a network of professional counselors to assist our clients in treatment. This mental Read More

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Our Offices Use Any Means Necessary To Get Clients into PTI

Our offices fight vigorously to have our clients enrolled in PTI, if eligible. Pretrial Intervention (PTI) is a program for first-time offenders charged with non-violent crimes and provides an opportunity to avoid the traditional process of ordinary prosecution. Instead the PTI Program offers rehabilitative services to deter future criminal behavior, and emphasizes the social, cultural, Read More

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Breathe Easy: What You Should Know About the New DWI Sentencing Guidelines on Ignition Interlock Devices

The New Jersey State Legislature has found ignition interlock devices (IIDs) to be more effective in preventing repeat drunk driving offenses and offenses of similar nature. It is reported that such devices have served in deterring over 73,000 attempts of driving over the legal limit in the past 8 years. New sentencing guidelines regarding the Read More

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We Do And We Will: How We Represent Clients with Mental Health Issues

Our offices believe that everyone deserves the right to have their side of the story heard. His slogan “A Fighter, Not a Handshaker” only exemplifies the values we strive to live by as a criminal defense firm. We know that a person is a person, and that we all make mistakes in our lives. We Read More

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What You Need to Know About the Attorney General’s New Immigration Directive

Recently, we have released articles such as “Changes to New Jersey Expungement Law”, as well as our “DUI’s, DRE’s, and THC”, which have shown that the state is moving in directions to help those who may be so unfortunate as to get caught up with the law. In this instance, we are discussing provisions not just Read More

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Understanding Your Rights after the State of New Jersey Seizes or Forfeits Your Property

Under the New Jersey forfeiture statute, 2C:64-1, law enforcement can legally seize property which they suspect has been used, or is intended to be used in the commission of a crime. The following are property subject to forfeiture: controlled dangerous substances, firearms which are unlawfully possessed, carried, acquired or used, illegally possessed gambling devices, untaxed Read More

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In-Court Fast Track Expungements are Available to New Jersey Residents If Your Case is Dismissed

Attorney Eric Morrell: A Fighter Not A Handshaker, argues to obtain the best results for his clients. In some Courts our law office is able to obtain a dismissal of all charges. As a result, the charges against a client are dropped. Despite the charges being dropped, the original arrest still appears on a client’s Read More

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A Police Search of a Car’s Trunks and Other Obscure Areas Can be a Violation of a Person’s Rights in New Jersey

Under the New Jersey Supreme Court decision, State v. Witt  223 NJ 409 (2015), if a police officer detects the odor of marijuana, he is legally able to search the driver’s vehicle without a warrant. Since there were limited boundaries or guidelines set in place, police officers were using State v. Witt to search throughout Read More

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