- Process of Suspected Parole Violation
Sep 8, 2022Parole is one way the legal system gives defendants a second chance. Although released from incarceration, individuals on parole still must follow specific guidelines and restrictions, as they are still carrying out their sentence. During this supervised release, the parolee stays in contact with their parole officer and follows terms of the release. Violating any of the terms, or committing a new crime, may result in unwanted consequences. Examples of violations The New Jersey Stat...Read More
- 12 Things That Police Look For in a Bad Check
Aug 25, 2022A lot of the investigation into whether someone has committed check forgery involves the check itself. Police experts can tell the difference between a legitimate check and a fake one. If you are accused of a crime, the appearance of the allegedly fraudulent check or checks can mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal. Here are The check does not have perforated edges There is no check number, or the number i...Read More
- How New Jersey’s Earn Your Way Out Act Works
Aug 17, 2022A law that took effect early last year in New Jersey seeks to help reduce the number of inmates housed within the state. It also hopes to help reduce recidivism or the chances of an inmate returning to the criminal justice system. The law also seeks to help those who are leaving jail or prison develop the skills they need to abstain from criminal behavior and avoid reentering the prison system. Per NJ Spotlight News...Read More
- How Does Parole Differ For Sex Offenders?
Aug 13, 2022In New Jersey, mandatory minimum sentencing laws determine how long you might serve in prison. Most prisoners become eligible for parole after serving a third of their sentence. Once out of prison, ex-convicts must follow the guidelines of their parole for an average of five years. However, there are extra considerations in place for those convicted of sex crimes. Parole for sex offenders In most cases, a parole board reviews the cases of prisoners wh...Read More
- What should you know about registering under Megan’s law?
Aug 5, 2022If charged with a sex offense in New Jersey, the authorities classify the case as one of three tiers – low risk, moderate risk and high risk. Megan’s law, a state statute enacted in 1994, requires those convicted of offenses classified as tier two, moderate risk, or tier three, high risk, to provide information to the state’s sex offender registry. Due to the impact that it may have on your personal and professional life, yo...Read More
- What should you know about the Graves Act?
Jul 23, 2022Due to the nature of the crimes, weapons offenses often have serious penalties associated with them. The Graves Act exists to provide mandatory minimum sentencing in these situations. Not only does it help judges when accepting any plea bargains associated with firearm-related crimes, but it also helps ensure a mandatory amount of prison time. Minimum sentencing The New Jersey Courts discusses and goes into Plea bargains It also handles plea bargains, a tool tha...Read More
- 3 Ways You Can Get a DWI For "Sleeping It Off" in Your Car In NJ
Jul 8, 2022While sleeping in your car instead of driving home after having a few drinks may seem like a responsible choice, the state of New Jersey views this choice differently. Here are three ways you can still get a DWI for “sleeping it off” in your car in 1. Sleeping in the driver’s seat Even if you have no intention of driving your vehicle, sleeping in the driver’s seat can give law enforcement officers reaso...Read More
- What should you know about police coercion?
Jul 7, 2022Unfortunately, the justice system is far from perfect. This sometimes means that innocent people end up convicted of crimes they did not actually commit. Unethical and unlawful behaviors and practices of police may result in this. It is thus important for people facing charges to understand the processes that police go through. This can help unveil potential illegal practices the police may have engaged in. Voluntary confessions The Innocence Project takes a look at th...Read More
- What to expect at a New Jersey parole revocation hearing
Jun 27, 2022When you find yourself on parole in New Jersey, you have to abide by certain terms. Violating any of the conditions of your parole has the potential to lead to serious legal trouble. If your parole officer believes you committed any such violations, he or she may require you to attend several hearings, Per the New Jersey State Parole Board, during the hearings, the state’s Revocation Hearing Unit listens to the details of your allege...Read More
- Circumstances That Can Enhance Graves Act Sentencing
Jun 15, 2022Under the Graves Act, New Jersey residents convicted of weapons offenses receive a minimum mandatory prison time sentence. There are, however, certain circumstances that are likely to enhance a sentence beyond the mandatory minimum. If you receive a criminal charge that pertains to the Graves Act, it is important to prepare a strong criminal defense that can protect you from accusations of aggravating circumstances. Becoming familiar with some of those possible circumstances will help infor...Read More
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