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  • How A New Jersey Parole Revocation Hearing Works

    Dec 20, 2022

    After you serve a third of your New Jersey prison sentence, you may become eligible for parole. If granted parole, you then have to adhere to certain compliance requirements. These typically include making regular appearances in front of a parole officer, among others. If the State Parole Board Hearing Unit hears that you have violated one or more of the terms or conditions associated with your parole, it may require you to attend a hearing...
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  • What are the requirements for a dismissal under the Graves Act?

    Dec 6, 2022

    Under the Graves Act, mandatory minimum sentencing occurs. For the prosection to be able to create a plea deal and dismiss a charge carrying this type of sentence, there are specific requirements. Because the Graves Act crimes deal with firearms, courts are not too quick to dismiss charges. But the legal system has created three criteria for prosecutors to meet to be able to waive or dismiss a charge under this law during a ple...
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  • 3 Examples Of Retail Theft

    Nov 25, 2022

    Shoplifting is a common crime across the United States, including in New Jersey. There are many ways to shoplift, and both employees and customers can commit this crime. Here are three examples of retail theft that occur in New Jersey places of business. 1. Switching price tags Theft via switching price tags occurs when a customer takes a label from a lower-priced good and puts it on a higher-priced good, causing the cashier to rin...
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  • 3 Faqs About Shoplifting

    Nov 22, 2022

    People make mistakes. If your mistake involved shoplifting, it comes with potentially severe consequences. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, 1. Does New Jersey consider shoplifting a felony? The value of the merchandise stolen determines whether you receive a misdemeanor or felony charge. The state considers anything under $200 a petty theft, which comes with a disorderly persons offense. Depending on the situation, you may receive a felony charge for anything ove...
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  • What happens when a New Jersey sex offender fails to register?

    Nov 21, 2022

    When you receive a conviction for a sex crime in New Jersey, the implications are far-reaching. In addition to any criminal penalties you may face, you have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. This holds true not only in the case of a conviction but also if a court adjudicates you as delinquent or determines that you are not guilty by reason of insanity. It also applies to adult sex offenders a...
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  • Why do prosecutors negotiate immunity deals?

    Nov 7, 2022

    With some criminal offenses, members of law enforcement and prosecutors do not need much help to make a case. For example, if a driver is swerving and fails a breath test, the state probably has everything it needs to secure a conviction for driving under the influence. Evidence of some other crimes, though, does not come so easily. When an alleged criminal offense is complex or involves multiple parties, both federal and state prosecutors ofte...
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  • Can You Be Guilty By Association?

    Oct 25, 2022

    There is no legal basis for finding someone guilty by association in U.S. courts. However, in criminal law, joint enterprise refers to an instance of criminal conspiracy or group negligence. When there is potentially more than one party to a single crime, it is possible for law enforcement to charge everyone present, even if only one person is responsible for the act in question. Examples of joint enterprise crimes You can face arrest and convictio...
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  • Does Megan’s Law Apply to Juvenile Offenders?

    Oct 21, 2022

    Megan’s Law is a mid-1990s law that requires certain sex offenders to register their personal information with law enforcement agencies. While the majority of registered sex offenders are adults, juveniles typically are not exempt from its registration requirements. According to reporting from New Jersey Monitor, the Garden State is What types of crimes require registration? Not all sex-related crimes require registration, fortunately. Still, in New Jersey, a person must register after receiving a convictio...
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  • What do you know about your Miranda rights?

    Oct 7, 2022

    Miranda rights are often featured in media, especially shows that focus on police activity and conduct. However, not many people know how they work in real life. What are a person’s Miranda rights? How do they work? And why should they be invoked? Protections under Miranda rights Miranda Warning discusses the The second is the protection of a person’s right to legal representation whether or not they can afford it out of pocket. I...
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  • 3 Tips To Help A Family Member Who Is On Parole

    Sep 29, 2022

    If you have a family member on parole, it means that he or she is serving the rest of a sentence outside prison. Parole is conditional, meaning that if your family member violates paroles expectations, he or she could go back to prison. You may hope that, once your family member is out on parole, everything will go back to the way it was before he or she went to prison. However, this is rarel...
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