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New Jersey Laws on Domestic Violence

June 4, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

Domestic violence is taken incredibly seriously under New Jersey law. Police must respond to all domestic violence calls made by a victim or a bystander. Police must also arrest the person accused of abuse if physical injury or violation of…


Charges If You’re Caught Not Following Quarantine Rules in New Jersey

April 21, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

New Jersey is close to the center of the global coronavirus pandemic, a fact that already has legal consequences. State officials enacted sweeping limits on movements and business activities in New Jersey. On March 21, Governor Phil Murphy signed an…


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Hire The Law Office of Jason A. Volet from the Comfort of Your Own Home

March 18, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

We are taking the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Jersey very seriously. Right now, people in NJ are being hurt by the threat of the Coronavirus. Let us help! We understand the fears that many people may have…


Violating an Order of Protection or Restraining Order in New Jersey

March 5, 2020 by Jason A. Volet

If a person involved in a relationship believes that the other party poses a threat of harm, that person can seek a domestic violence order of protection, or restraining order, in New Jersey. It is a civil order. However, a…


Penalties for Minors Facing Marijuana Possession Charges in New Jersey

December 5, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

You have many things to worry about if the police arrest your child for marijuana possession in New Jersey. However, you won’t have to worry about your child’s case going through the adult criminal justice system. If the child is…


FAQs: Arrested for Drugs in Your Car in New Jersey

November 7, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

Typically, law enforcement officers in New Jersey must obtain a warrant before they can search a person or a person’s property. However, an exception exists for automobiles. Police officers do not need a warrant to make a traffic stop or…


Understanding Theft Laws and Penalties in New Jersey

October 24, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

If you are accused of taking another person’s property without permission, you can be charged with a theft offense in New Jersey. The potential penalties that you face if you are convicted will depend on many different factors, including: Specific…


Can You Go to Jail for Shoplifting in New Jersey?

October 10, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

Shoplifting is not a minor offense in New Jersey. If you are convicted of shoplifting, you face a serious risk of going to jail. It will depend on the circumstances of the charge, including whether: The full retail value of…


Megan’s Law Tier Classification

September 4, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

In 1994, New Jersey passed Megan’s Law. The law provides additional consequences for those convicted of sex crimes, including a requirement to register as a sex offender. Aggravated sexual assault and criminal sexual contact are among the crimes that could…


What is a Pre-Indictment Conference in New Jersey?

August 21, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

If you have been arrested in New Jersey for an indictable offense – also called a Superior Court offense or, in other states, a felony – you will have many things to worry about, including what it will be like…


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