The now familiar police warnings which derive from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) and which are given to those suspected of a crime and about to be interrogated (“You have a right to remain silent;” “Anything you say can and will be used against you in… Read More
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Is it worth it to fight a speeding ticket in New Jersey?
You’ve been pulled over and receive a citation for speeding. You contemplate simply paying the fine to settle the matter quickly. This may not be a good idea for a variety of reasons. Here are a few things you should consider before you act after receiving a speeding ticket. New Jersey’s Point System In New… Read More
How Does A Criminal Conviction Affect College Admissions?
It is your senior year and you are in the early stages of the college application process. However, a few years ago, you were convicted of a drug crime. While you have since turned your life around, you are worried how your criminal record will affect your academic future. Fortunately, a recent change in the… Read More
What to do if you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI
Seeing blue and red lights flashing in the rearview mirror is enough to make anyone nervous. It can be particularly upsetting when you have had something to drink. In New Jersey, a police officer must have probable cause to pull you over. You could have a taillight out, you could have swerved or you may… Read More
3 mistakes to avoid in a high asset divorce
It’s no secret that divorce is a stressful and lengthy process. Your finances and property will be re-delegated among you and your spouse, and you may have to create a schedule for visiting your children. In a high asset divorce, you’ll likely have more items of concern, and you may be inclined to cut some… Read More
What types of drug paraphernalia are prohibited?
Most people know that possession of illegal substances can lead to serious charges. However, many other acts could also lead to allegations for drug-related offenses. Even if you do not have any drugs on your person, in your home or in your vehicle, you could still end up facing charges for possession, even if not… Read More
Business appreciation and divorce
Owning a small business or professional practice is always about responding well to opportunities and challenges. One of the biggest of these can be divorce. Trying to value and divide ownership interests often requires complicated calculations and may play a big role in determining who ends up with what during property division proceedings. In this… Read More
Divorce and paying for college: 3 things to know
College costs keep going up and divorce rates remain high. For many families, these two sociological realties have great practical implications. Let’s be blunt: how might ending your marriage affect your kid’s college plans? Here are three things to know as you consider the responsibilities of divorced parents regarding college for their children. It’s a… Read More
Cellphone location data and police searches: 3 FAQs about the Supreme Court’s pending case
The Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches prohibits police from searching your cellphone without a warrant. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that this is true even for someone who has been arrested. But can police allowed to get location data from your cellphone provider? A pending case before the Supreme Court, Carpenter v…. Read More
Are you facing a drug possession charge?
Drug crimes: the court does not take them lightly in the state of New Jersey. Possession of certain drugs can have serious consequences if police catch you, charges are ultimately filed against you and a conviction is achieved by prosecuting attorneys. In order to achieve conviction in a possession case, prosecuting attorneys have to prove… Read More