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  • New Jersey Man Sentenced For Death And Robbery In Drug Deal Gone Wrong

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      July 9th, 2019

    New Jersey Couple Sentenced A resident of Orange Township was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the killing and robbery of a man they were meant to purchase marijuana from. Joseph Villani and his girlfriend Raquel Garajau made a plan to rip off dealer Trupal Patel on February 6, 2017, when Patel came to [..]

  • New Jersey Man Charged With Sexual Assault After Exchanging Lewd Pictures With Underaged Girl

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      July 1st, 2019

    Sexual Assault With a Minor in New Jersey A Riverdale resident faces charges of sexual assault after police discovered sexually explicit text messages sent to a 12-year-old. The charges are the result of a tip to police from the mother of the girl, who found the messages on her daughter’s phone. The Passaic County Sheriff’s [..]

  • How to Lift a Restraining Order in Westmont, New Jersey

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      June 12th, 2019

    Restraining Orders in New Jersey The deterioration of a marriage or family relationship can sometimes be the result of domestic violence or at least the accusation of domestic violence. But misunderstandings abound, and restraining orders can ruin a reputation and a life. That’s why if you have been served with a restraining order, you need [..]

  • How Can a Lawyer Help If I’m Charged With Carrying a Concealed Weapon

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      June 5th, 2019

    Carrying a Concealed Weapon in New Jersey If you’ve been charged with carrying a concealed weapon in New Jersey, you should know that the penalties for this violation are often steep and may involve years in prison. A concealed weapon can also be something other than a gun. You can also be charged with carrying [..]

  • New Jersey Possession of CDS: Intent and Distribution

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      May 14th, 2019

    Controlled Dangerous Substances in New Jersey A controlled dangerous substance is defined as a drug that is classified as having potential for abuse. This can be something as legal as a prescribed high strength painkiller like oxycodone or anxiety medication like Xanax to something as serious and completely illegal like heroin or cocaine. Possession of [..]


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