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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…


What Are the Charges for Possession of a Hypodermic Needle in New Jersey?

December 14, 2018 by Jason A. Volet

You can get in legal trouble in many ways because of drugs – even without having drugs in your possession. Possession of drug paraphernalia is one of those situations. In particular, you may face serious consequences in New Jersey if…


What Should I Expect If I’ve Been Accused of Identity Theft?

January 25, 2017 by Jason A. Volet

Being accused of identity theft isn’t a life-or-death issue, but it’s close. Conviction can yield serious prison time, fines, and an order for restitution of victims’ losses, court costs, and expenses for clearing credit histories – which can far exceed…


Why a Credit Card Fraud Charge is Different from Other Fraud Charges in New Jersey

December 12, 2016 by Jason A. Volet

There are many different types of white-collar crimes in New Jersey that involve fraud. However, cases concerning credit card fraud are different from other fraud cases. There are numerous ways in which a person can commit credit card fraud in…


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