How to Avoid Spending Spring Break in Prison

March 1, 2017 · by admin · in

Ah, Spring Break! This time-honored college tradition offers a much-needed break from studying. It’s a great opportunity for kids to kick back and party — including, in many cases, a lot of drinking. Given the age of most college kids, it’s also an opportunity to break in a fake, stolen, or borrowed ID. (I’m looking […]

New Law Helps Defendants Found Not Guilty Clear Their Name

February 22, 2017 · by admin · in

Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill on Friday, February 13 that helps those acquitted of charges clear their names. Bill A1945 requires prosecutors to update or take down public statements about defendants who are found not guilty. In such cases, the state’s attorney general and county prosecutors must scrub their websites of “any press […]

Court Ruling Makes it Easier for Police to View Private Twitter Messages

February 15, 2017 · by admin · in

New Jersey police do not need a wiretap warrant to view private messages sent on Twitter, an appeals court found earlier this month. On February 3, 2017, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Essex County prosecutors who attempted to access video posts from two Twitter profiles. The crux of the case was an argument […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Xanax

December 14, 2016 · by admin · in

The holidays mean spending time with family, and spending time with family can sometimes be stressful. Between backhanded compliments from your mother-in-law (“Oh, are you still doing that freelancing thing? I guess it’s good to have a hobby while you’re not working.”), Uncle Ira’s endless war stories, and Cousin Sydney bragging about his latest business […]

The Full Cost of a ‘Five-Finger Discount’

December 7, 2016 · by admin · in

For many, money is tight this holiday season. Sometimes, that can lead to the temptation to apply the old “five-finger discount” during a holiday shopping trip. Unfortunately, a little shoplifting can carry huge consequences. Under New Jersey law, there are six ways a person can commit the crime of shoplifting. Attempting to carry away or […]

5 Ways to Get Charged with a Weapons Offense in New Jersey

November 30, 2016 · by admin · in

New Jersey is arguably one of the strictest states for guns and is one of only a few states that does not guarantee its residents’ right to bear arms. It is notoriously difficult to obtain a permit for a weapon in New Jersey and it is very easy for individuals to have their rights revoked. […]

What Happens When Your Family Gathering Gets Out of Control?

November 23, 2016 · by admin · in

Oh, the holidays! It’s a great time to be with family, but unfortunately, not everyone’s family is a great time to be with. Between alcohol, politics, and Aunt Ethel still being mad that you never wear the pink sweater she knitted for 10 years ago (I’m a 43-year-old man, Aunt Ethel. Just let it go!), […]