What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Misconduct
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What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In New Jersey, those accused of sexual assault face severe penalties, including possible jail time and registering as a sex offender. If you are accused of sexual misconduct, it is important to know the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault, understand the laws as they apply to both, and contact an experienced Camden County sex » Read More

Resisting Arrest Charges in NJ

Resisting arrest is the act of physically struggling against, attempting to, or threaten to escape from being restrained. More specifically, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 stipulates that a person is guilty of a disorderly persons offense if they prevent or attempt to prevent a law enforcement officer from performing an arrest. Furthermore, it states that a person is » Read More

White Collar Prosecutions Future

Under the administration of President Donald J. Trump, white collar crime prosecutions have fallen to a 20-year low, reversing the increase in such prosecutions found under the Obama administration. As of 2018, the number of such prosecutions has dropped by more than one-third since 2013, according to Bloomberg News. The FBI continues as the lead investigative » Read More

What Questions Can Police Officers Ask?

Serious questions were raised over Memorial Day Weekend, when a 20-year-old woman was assaulted and arrested on a Wildwood beach. She was with her toddler and boyfriend when police officers asked about a closed container of alcohol. They administered breathalyzer tests, which were negative. Then, an officer asked her name, and she would not give » Read More

Juveniles and Traffic Offenses

Teenagers are prone to bad decisions, especially when it comes to operating vehicles either before or after a driver’s license is obtained. If your child is in a situation where they are charged with driving without a valid license, reckless driving, speeding, or driving under the influence either with or without a valid license, it » Read More

Social Media Linked to Underage Drinking

Most teenagers spend an inordinate amount of time on social media, and that means they are also exposed to ads touting the lure of drinking alcoholic beverages. Until now, no one really knew how the use of social media and the exposure of young people to alcohol advertising influenced underage drinking and adolescent drinking patterns. » Read More

Intoxication Defense

When people are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their judgement can be compromised. What happens when a person commits criminal offenses while intoxicated? Intoxication used as a defense in a court of law depends on how and if the intoxicated person chose to consume alcohol or take illegal drugs. Voluntary vs Involuntary Intoxication » Read More

Increased DWI Dismissals in New Jersey

Over the last 10 years, New Jersey has seen a noticeable decrease in convictions for driving while intoxicated (DWI). In 2008, 85 percent of drivers were found guilty of DWI charges; that number has decreased to 71 percent as of 2017. DWI charge dismissals have more than doubled over this time, as well as with » Read More

Thousands of New Jersey Breathalyzer Results may be Invalid

Under New Jersey’s implied consent law, drivers suspected of being under the influence must agree to a breathalyzer test to determine their blood-alcohol level. Drivers who refuse to comply face suspension. Yet new information suggests that a New Jersey State Police sergeant, a coordinator in the State Police Alcohol Drug Testing Unit responsible for calibrating » Read More

Megan’s Law Found Excessively Punitive

In 1994, a repeat child sex offender raped and killed his seven year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka.  Outraged by the tragedy, New Jersey legislators passed “Megan’s Law,” which includes a strict requirement for sex offenders.  They must satisfy registration and community notification requirements for life, with no eligibility to be removed from the offender’s list.  The » Read More