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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…

What Is the Penalty for Stealing Someone’s Prescription Drugs?

June 6, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

While state laws aim at inhibiting medical practitioners from writing prescriptions for certain medications in amounts that are potentially addictive, the abuse of prescription drugs continues to be a common problem. Unfortunately, those unable to get them through legitimate means…

What Is the Difference a Bench and Arrest Warrant in New Jersey?

May 21, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

Police in New Jersey can obtain different types of warrants. Arrest warrants, bench warrants and search warrants are the three main types. While police use a search warrant to find and seize evidence in a case, they use bench and…

What Should I Do If I Receive a Bench Warrant in New Jersey?

May 20, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

It can come as a shock to find there is a bench warrant out against you. Issued by a judge, a bench warrant is generally put into effect when you have failed to comply with a court order or to…

What Are the Fines and Prison Terms for Aggravated Assault in New Jersey?

February 5, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

If you are charged with aggravated assault in New Jersey, you need to take the charge seriously. While simple assault is a disorderly persons offense, or misdemeanor, aggravated assault is an indictable offense, or felony. If convicted for the offense,…

Underage Drinking in New Jersey

January 18, 2019 by Jason A. Volet

Possession of Alcohol Underage in NJ Results in a Fine Most people know that the legal age to consume alcohol in New Jersey is 21. If a person under the legal drinking age, or a “minor,” is caught holding or…

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