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Trapped in Limbo: Pretrial Detention during the Pandemic in New Jersey

Many of our office’s clients have had their criminal or traffic matters from late 2019 or early 2020 pushed back months due to the pandemic. Some seemingly simple matters have yet to be resolved and clients are waiting in limbo for their next hearing. However, this pales in comparison to those individuals who are in Read More

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NJ to Pause Prosecution of Marijuana Possession Charges

While New Jersey legislators are working out the details of marijuana legalization, the Attorney General has instructed prosecutors to hold off on the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases until January 25, 2021. In cases where marijuana possession is not the only charge, prosecutors are now instructed to either postpone or seek dismissal for the marijuana Read More

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Coping with Substance Abuse in the Community

As many of you know, for years our law offices have represented people who have criminal charges as a result of substance abuse. Frequently, when clients arrive at court they are committing a crime or municipal offense because of an addiction. In the last few years, I have spoken publicly about how our law firm Read More

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Stopped for Your License Plate Frame? Know Your Rights in New Jersey

Have you ever been convinced that a police officer pulled you over for something very minor in an attempt to find a reason to charge you with a more serious crime? For instance, something as small as having your license plate frame partially blocked? A case, State v. Roman-Rosado, 238 N.J. 455, held that license Read More

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The Expansion of Drug Court and Its Limitations during the Pandemic

Our offices represent many former and current substance abusers and we have advocated for our clients’ entrance to the Drug Court program as an alternative to incarceration with many successfully completing the program. Within the past year, comprehensive changes and improvements have been made to the Drug Court program, whose manual had gone largely untouched Read More

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Upcoming Decision about DRE Testimony Could Change Drug-Related DWI Convictions, but You’re Not Off the Hook Yet

With the possibility of the legalization of marijuana in NJ this coming November, it is time to take a closer look at what that might mean for the future DWI charges, specifically how an officer comes to the conclusion that a suspect is under the influence of drugs and whether his or her determination has Read More

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Blue Cares: Middlesex County Municipal Courts Implement Care-Based Approach to Addiction-Related Offenses

In light of the ongoing opioid crisis, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office developed a new approach to addiction-related cases, the Blue Cares program. This is a two part program creating a new municipal drug court program and enacting a set of precautionary measures. After facing criminal charges, people suffering from the disease of addiction are Read More

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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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