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  • How Police Coercion Can Lead To Wrongful Convictions

    Dec 15, 2021

    Not all defendants on trial for committing a crime are guilty. Yet in certain circumstances, innocent people are found guilty for a crime they did not commit. Unlawful and unethical police coercion is just one contributing factor to this injustice. It is important for people to realize how the questioning process works and determine whether the police used any unlawful methods to gather information. In some cases, a person may say they committed a crim...
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  • What are the legal consequences of switching price tags?

    Dec 13, 2021

    With the prices of most consumer goods continuing to climb, it can be hard for many New Jersey residents to buy food, clothing and other essential items. Still, because retail theft is Instead of outright stealing an item, it may be tempting to swap price tags with a less expensive item. In New Jersey, price tag switching usually constitutes shoplifting. Upon conviction, you may face some harsh consequences for changing price tags. What i...
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  • Can You Refuse A Breath Test?

    Dec 2, 2021

    When a police officer suspects that a driver may be driving while intoxicated, they will likely administer field sobriety tests along with a breath test. While you can refuse to submit to a breath test, there will be What is a breath test? A breath test measures What happens if you refuse to take a breath test? When you get a driver’s license in New Jersey, you give your implied consent to submi...
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  • What is stalking?

    Nov 26, 2021

    Anytime any other person makes you feel uneasy or does something that would intimidate you, it could be illegal. One situation where such actions might occur that are against the law is stalking. According to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Jersey Revised Statutes include stalking as a Definition Stalking occurs when someone repeatedly follows someone else. If someone is consistently in the same place as you for n...
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  • Examining New Jersey’s Self-Defense Laws

    Nov 12, 2021

    Stories detailing cases of assault in New Jersey may often include claims from the accused stating that they only acted in self-defense. People might meet such claims with skepticism, only to later discover themselves that there indeed are scenarios where a person feels compelled to respond to force with more force. During an altercation, many people assume that they can use physical means to protect themselves. However, that may not always be the case. Understandin...
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  • What do you know about DUI penalties?

    Oct 21, 2021

    After getting your first DUI, you have a lot of concerns to address. For instance, how far back does a drunk driving charge set you financially? MoneyGeek breaks down License fees If you lose your license, you must pay a fee to get it back after completing your license suspension period. Cost of transportation While finishing your license suspension, you must still get to and from work and everywhere else you need to go...
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  • Shoplifting Surge Hits Retailers Hard and Shoplifters Harder

    Oct 12, 2021

    When you stop by a drugstore you expect to find the necessities for everyday life. Toothpaste, medicine, toilet paper – the items you need for functioning. Unfortunately, many shoppers are having a hard time coming by these and other items. A wave of shoplifting has hit many retail stores and shows no sign of passing any time soon. A recent rise in shoplifting The holiday season tends to bring a sharp uptick in shoplifting. Usually...
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  • Beware of DWI and DUI Around the Holiday Season

    Oct 11, 2021

    The fall and winter holiday season is approaching fast. While the holidays are a time to celebrate and relax with loved ones, they also bring danger for drivers and passengers. Holidays in the United States have a much higher rate of drunk driving than other days throughout the year. What are the accident statistics? It’s not difficult to see the correlation between holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a spike in DUI and DWI. Thes...
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  • Protecting Yourself From Assault Charges

    Oct 7, 2021

    If you are like most New Jersey residents, you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen. When a situation arises that results in assault charges, you may not know what to do. Understanding the exact charges is essential for mounting an effective defense. While the law views assault and battery as two separate actions, they often occur as part of the same incident. Cornell Law School defines Types of assault Purposefully, recklessly or knowingly causing bodil...
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  • Can Drug Charges Affect College Financial Aid?

    Sep 27, 2021

    Paying for college nowadays often requires some serious planning. If you do not have enough savings to pay for your higher education, you may be able to take advantage of government-subsidized financial aid. After all, the federal government doles out billions in loans, grants and work-study funds every year. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to gauge your eligibility for government-backed financial assistance. Fortunately, a drug-related conviction Disclosing drug conviction...
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