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Plea Bargaining a Traffic Ticket

When you get a traffic ticket in New Jersey, you have a few options. Either you can plead guilty, pay the ticket and hope your insurance premiums don’t go up too high; you can plead not guilty and go to trial; or you can enter a plea […]

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Medication Errors

We all know that medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, etc., go through years of schooling and training in order to be considered qualified to perform their jobs. This gives us a level of trust in that the medical professional handling your matter will not […]

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No Reasonable Suspicion Needed for Canine Narcotics Sniff

In State v. Dunbar, the New Jersey Supreme Court considered the appropriate standard for police officers to conduct a canine sniff for detection of narcotics. In particular, the Court was asked to determine whether police require reasonable suspicion of a drug offense to conduct a canine sniff […]

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New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

New Jersey takes protecting victims of domestic violence very seriously and has enacted legislation to do so effectively.  In 1991, New Jersey created the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, which protects domestic violence victims. There are 19 crimes that are considered acts of domestic violence, including, but […]

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Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy

People who find themselves in difficult financial situations may be overwhelmed with the thought that they may not ever be able to pay back the debts they have incurred. When it looks like you have no other options, it may be time to consider bankruptcy. For consumers, […]

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Automated Calls

We’re all too familiar with the calls to our cell phones from automated systems telling us about a vacation we won or how we can lower our credit card debt.  But what you may not know is that those calls may be illegal.  In Susinno v. Work […]

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Disclosure of Police Records and Footage

In New Jersey Media Group v. Township of Lyndhurst, the Supreme Court of New Jersey explored the scope of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) exemptions for criminal investigatory records and ongoing investigation records, as well as the common law right of access.  In September 2014, Kashad […]

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How are my medical bills paid in a car accident?

  When you are injured as a driver or a passenger in an automobile accident, medical bills and lost wages may be at the forefront of your mind. You may wonder how you can get the care you need without incurring a serious financial burden. There are […]

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Can I bring legal action if there is environmental damage to my property?

Many property owners take good care of their land and never suspect that environmental damage will take place at the fault of another person. Unfortunately, either by accident or when someone does not comply with environmental regulations, other people and the land they live on can suffer. […]

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Expert Allowed to Testify for Fair Trial

  Marjorie Stubblefield made headlines in 2015 when she was indicted on two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a mentally incapacitated young man, D.J.  Ms. Stubblefield did not deny having sexual relations with D.J., but argued that D.J. gave consent with the assistance of facilitated […]

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