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Underage DWI/DUI in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 30, 2014

Underage DWI/DUI in New Jersey The act of operating a motor vehicle in New Jersey while under the influence of alcohol is governed under New Jersey Statute N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.  That charge has its own set of consequences and penalties.  If someone under the age of twenty one (21) consumes alcohol and operates a motor vehicle in…

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Felonies, Misdemeanors and Punishments in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 27, 2014

Felonies and Misdemeanors in New Jersey Simply stated, New Jersey does not have felonies or misdemeanors.  New Jersey defines unlawful conduct as “crimes” or “offenses”. Crimes and offenses are categorized in New Jersey in terms of “degrees”, “disorderly persons” offenses or “petty disorderly persons” offenses. The criminal code provides for First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree,…

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How to Get a Copy of your Criminal Record in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 26, 2014

Criminal Record in New Jersey If you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime or offense in New Jersey, you have some form of criminal record.  New Jersey does not have an “automatic” removal of arrests or convictions.  This is certainly problematic if you are looking for employment.  You should know exactly what your record shows. …

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New Jersey Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 24, 2014

Legalize Possession, Cultivation and Sale of Marijuana in New Jersey On Monday, March 24, 2014, Legislation was introduced in New Jersey that would decriminalize marijuana in certain circumstances.  The Bill proposes to legalize possession, cultivation and sale of small amounts of marijuana.  “It’s time to update our archaic drug laws,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, said…

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Expungements in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 23, 2014

What is an Expungement? When a person is arrested, that person gets a criminal record. At a minimum, there is a record of an arrest. If the person is later convicted, then the person has a record of both an arrest and a conviction. These records include complaints, warrants, commitments, DNA, processing records, fingerprints, photographs, index…

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Juvenile Records in New Jersey

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 18, 2014

Are Juvenile Records Sealed in New Jersey? While the common perception is that juvenile records are 100% confidential and withheld from the public, that is not exactly accurate.  The disclosure of juvenile records will depend on the facts, circumstances and ultimate outcome of the juvenile matter. Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) are deemed…

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New Jersey Supreme Court Decision in In Re K.O.

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on March 13, 2014

Sentencing Issue in New Jersey Juvenile Courts The goal of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate, rather than to punish.  That is why sentencing for juveniles leans more toward keeping juveniles in the community and out of custody.  Having said that, there are circumstances and offenses that the courts and the juvenile justice system…

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Criminal Defense Process in New Jersey & Burlington County

Posted by Daniel Rosenberg on February 16, 2014

Each criminal defense case is different, but most cases involve a process that can be confusing and overwhelming, from the initial complaint being filed to an individual’s sentencing in court. Filing of a Complaint An individual accused of a crime (a defendant) is charged as a result of the filing of a formal complaint issued…

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