Worried about Coronavirus? We can meet remotely. DETAILS HERE
   
Free Consultation - Available 24/7 (732) 863-5050

New Jersey's Criminal Defense Attorney

Let us help you prove your innocence.

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer Video FAQs

Contents

Criminal Defense

I Failed to Appear in Court

I sometimes get asked as a Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney about clients accidentally not appearing in court. If this is the case, a judge should have issued a bench warrant. I advise clients as a Mercer County criminal defense attorney that if the police find you, they will arrest you and you will end up spending the night in jail.

If you have been arrested for failing to appear in court, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney for help.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Charged with an Offense but Never Served with a Complaint

As a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Attorney I have spoken with clients that have been charged with an offense but never served with a complaint. If you do not hire a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Attorney, sooner or later the police will arrive looking for you. You won’t have bail set until you are fully processed at the holding center.

If you are charged with an offense but not served with a complaint, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Attorney.

Tampering with a Witness

As a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer I have seen cases where people are charged with tampering with a witness. If you have been charged with a crime it is extremely important not to contact a witness to drop charges. If you contact a witness you could be found guilty of a tampering charge. I advise clients as a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer that they not contact any witnesses from a trial they are involved in.

If you have been charged with tampering with a witness, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Can I Get My Property Back From the Police?

  • Individuals who have just been arrested want to know if they will get their property back from the police.
  • If the property has been used as an instrument in the crime, the prosecutor’s office has the ability to file for a forfeiture of the property.
  • If the property did not relate to the crime you committed, you will have the ability to re-obtain it after your case is resolved.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Freehold Criminal Attorney.

Can I Plea Bargain My Charge in New Jersey?

  • Most prosecutors are willing to listen to whatever evidence we provide them, as well as personal information.
  • The majority of prosecutors are willing to resolve a case before trial.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Arrested, Where Will My Case be Heard in New Jersey?

  • Your case will be heard either in a Municipal Town Court, or a Superior County Court.
  • Felony Offenses will be heard at the County Level.
  • Disorderly Person Defenses and Traffic Tickets are heard in Municipal Court.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

What Happens when a Non-U.S. Citizen is Arrested?

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer I often see people that have been arrested and are not a legal citizen. A criminal conviction can have a serious outcome on your life. I advise clients as a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer that if you are not a citizen, you can be placed in jail with a detainer on you from the immigration services and end up being deported.

If you are non-U.S. Citizen and are arrested for a crime, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Drunk Driving (DWI/DUI)

What is DWI, and What is Important to Know in New Jersey?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney if you can still drive if your license was suspended for DWI. You should, under no circumstances, be driving an automobile if your license is suspended. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that there are no hardship licenses in New Jersey. Penalties are enhanced, and can result in jail time and further suspension.

If you have had your license suspended for DWI, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

Can I Drive If My License Was Suspended for a DWI?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney if you can still drive if your license was suspended for DWI. You should, under no circumstances, be driving an automobile if your license is suspended. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that there are no hardship licenses in New Jersey. Penalties are enhanced, and can result in jail time and further suspension.

If you have had your license suspended for DWI, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

How Can a DWI be Proven in NJ?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Attorney how a DWI can be proven. A DWI can be proven from the readings of an Alcohol breathalyzer Test. They can also be proven through Psycho-Physical Tests. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Attorney that these tests include an HGN Test, a Heal-to-Toe Walk Test, and a One-Legged Foot Raise Test. The HGN Test requires you to follow an object with your eyes, while your head remains in a fixed position. The HGN Test cannot be used to prove your guilt, but the other two tests can be used to prove your guilt.

If you have been arrested or charged with DWI, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Attorney.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Defense Attorney.

I Blew Over a .08, I Must be Guilty, What Can We Do in NJ?

I am often asked as a Monmouth County DWI Attorney about what to do if you are pulled over and charged with DWI over .08. The police officer had to have stopped you for a legitimate motor vehicle violation. In terms of psycho-physical tests, the officer should be properly instructing you as to how to perform the tests. It will also be observed as to how well you performed these tests. I advise clients as a Monmouth County DWI Attorney that you will take an Alcohol Test at the police station to determine that your levels are accurate.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving over a .08 BAC, contact our experienced Monmouth County DWI Attorney.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced Monmouth County DWI Attorney.

I Was Arrested for DWI in NJ, What am I Facing?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Lawyer what someone will face when arrested for DWI. There are three levels for a DWI in New Jersey. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Lawyer if arrested for your first, second, or third DWI, you could be facing a mandatory loss of your license, fines, and up to 180 days in the county jail.

If you have been arrested for DWI, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Lawyer.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Lawyer.

What Will Happen for a First Offense DWI for Alcohol and Drugs in New Jersey?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney what can happen if you are charged with your first DWI or DWI on drugs. In New Jersey, a DWI can be for an alcohol or drug-related offense. The Blood-Alcohol Limit in New Jersey is .08. If you blow between a .08 and .1, you are facing monetary fines, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, a 3-month license loss, and up to 30 days in the county jail. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that if you blow above a .1, or are under the influence of drugs, you face a 7-12 month license loss, 12 hours in the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center, monetary fines, and up to 30 days in the county jail.

If you have been arrested for DWI or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Lawyer.

I was Charged with a Second DWI in NJ, What will Happen?

I am often asked as a Monmouth County DWI Traffic Stop Attorney what will happen if arrested for a second time for DWI. Upon a Second DWI Offense, you are looking at a mandatory two year loss of license, thirty days of community service, and high monetary fines. You are also looking at between two and 90 days in the county jail. I advise clients as a Monmouth County DWI Traffic Stop Attorney that you can serve those two days at the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center.

If you have been arrested and charged with a second DWI in New Jersey, contact our experienced Monmouth County DWI Traffic Stop Attorney.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced Monmouth County DWI Traffic Stop Attorney.

What Happens in NJ with a Third DWI Offense?

I am often asked by clients as a New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Lawyer what happens if you are arrested for a third DWI. Upon a third DWI offense, you are facing a mandatory ten years loss of license, high fines, and 180 days in the county jail. You have the ability to serve 90 of those 180 days at an in-patient rehabilitation center that is authorized by the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Lawyer that there is no early release no parole no nights, and no weekends; You must serve the full 90 days.

If you have been arrested for your third dwi, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Lawyer.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Traffic Stop Lawyer.

I was Pulled Over for Suspected DWI, Can They Give Me an Alcohol Test at Police Headquarters?

I was recently asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney about having an alcohol test completed at police headquarters when being suspected of DWI. Just because an officer suspects that you were under the influence, that is not enough for him to take you down to the station in order to give you the alcohol test. In order for the officer to bring you down to the police station, he must have probable cause or a reasonable belief that you are under the influence of either alcohol or a drug. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that if you do not properly complete the psycho-physical tests given by the officer, they will have probable cause to administer the alcohol test.

If you have been arrested for DWI and are being given an alcohol test at police headquarters, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

What are the Penalties for Refusal of an Alcohol Test?

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Lawyer what goes on when refusing an alcohol test at a traffic stop. You have absolutely no right to refuse to take the alcohol test. You also don’t have the right to ask for an attorney prior to taking the test. It may be considered a refusal if you do not blow hard enough into the machine for it to take an accurate sample from you. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Lawyer that for a first offense, you are facing seven to twelve month loss of license plus monetary fines. You must also install an interlock ignition device in your vehicle. For a second violation of a refusal statute, you are facing a two-year loss of license, heavier fines, and the interlock ignition device. For a third offense, you are facing ten years loss of license, the interlock device, and heavier fines.

If you have refused a breathalyzer or alcohol test, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Lawyer.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Lawyer.

Domestic Violence

I was Arrested for Domestic Violence and Given a Temporary Restraining Order. What is the Procedure in NJ?

That person goes down to the police department and makes application before the municipal court judge indicating the facts of why they would need to have these restraints against you.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer.

I Have a Final Restraining Order Hearing, What Should I Expect?

  • The alleged victim must come into court and testify as to what occurred and why it is that they want that restraining order and we have the ability to defend against those accusations.
  • There must be proof that there was a predicate action, and proof that the individual is in danger.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Domestic Violence Attorney.

I was Charged with a Simple Assault in NJ, What am I Facing?

  • In a simple assault, there is generally an alleged victim and a defendant.
  • Sometimes the lines between who the victim and who the defendant are completely blurred.
  • If the only witnesses to this event were you or the other person, that there are possible ways of essentially signing a charge against that other person for a simple assault.
  • If there are no witnesses to the incident, the both of you can decide against testifying and acknowledge your fifth amendment rights not to testify.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer.

What do I Need to Know If I was Charged with Aggravated Assault in NJ?

  • Aggravated sexual assault is one of the most serious offenses on the books in New Jersey.
  • If you are convicted of an aggravated sexual assault you are looking at a minimum of ten to twenty years in state prison.
  • You must serve 85% of that sentence before you are eligible for parole.
  • You will also be placed on Megan’s Law, and you will be subject to parole supervision for life.
  • You do not have the ability to make an application to come off of parole supervision for life after fifteen years.
  • The prosecutor’s office is required to prove each and every element of that offense before you can be found guilty.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney.

Sex Crimes

I was Arrested for a Sex Crime, What am I Facing in NJ?

  • You could be facing as low as a period of probation all the way up through spending twenty years of your life in prison.
  • It will depend on what type of sexual offense you are charged with.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer.

What Am I Facing If I was Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in NJ?

  • Aggravated sexual assault is one of the most serious offenses on the books in New Jersey.
  • If you are convicted of an aggravated sexual assault you are looking at a minimum of ten to twenty years in state prison.
  • You must serve 85% of that sentence before you are eligible for parole.
  • You will also be placed on Megan’s Law, and you will be subject to parole supervision for life.
  • You do not have the ability to make an application to come off of parole supervision for life after fifteen years.
  • The prosecutor’s office is required to prove each and every element of that offense before you can be found guilty.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney.

What Happens If I Fail To Register as a Sex Offender in New Jersey?

  • Failure to register with that local police department is in it of itself, a separate crime of failure to register.
  • This crime is a third degree indictable offense heard in the superior court, which is punishable by between three and five years in state prison.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer.

What is Megan’s Law?

  • If you’ve been charged with some type of sexual offense in New Jersey, you may be subject to what everybody understands to be Megan’s Law.
  • If you plead guilty to one of the offenses that fall under Megan’s Law, you would be forced to register with your police department.
  • If you fail to register with your police department, you could be charged with a third degree offense of failure to register, which is punishable with between three to five years in state prison.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney.

What is a PSL or a Parole Supervision for Life?

  • If you’ve been charged with certain sexual offenses, you may fall under the parole supervision for life category.
  • That means, in addition to having the registration requirements under Megan’s Law, you will be subject to a minimum of 15 years of parole supervision.
  • You will have a parole officer and that person can limit your access to the internet, computers, and individuals you can live with.
  • If you violate any of these regulations you can be charged with separate crimes and be placed back in prison on the parole violations of themselves.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer.

What Happens if I Violate a PSL or Parole Supervision for Life?

  • If you’re on parole supervision for life, you are subject to certain requirements by parole.
  • For each violation of a condition of parole supervision for life, you are facing between 12 and 18 months in state prison.
  • If you are indicted for a violation of one of the conditions of your parole supervision for life, you are looking at an additional 18 months in state prison.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney.

Gun Possession

I was Arrested for Possession of a Hand Gun, What Will Happen?

  • Handgun Possession is a second degree offense where you are facing a mandatory five to ten years in prison if you are found guilty.
  • You are looking at a minimum of five years in New Jersey state prison with three years of parole ineligibility that can be lowered to a one year period of parole.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Gun Possession Lawyer.

Drug Crimes

What is Important to Know about Drug Offenses in NJ?

  • A disorderly person’s offense would leave you facing a maximum of six months in the county jail, but most likely a period of probation.
  • First degree drug offenses could leave you spending the better part of your life in state prison.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer.

How Do They Prove a DWI for Drugs in New Jersey?

  • You can be found guilty for a DWI in New Jersey if they can prove that you are under the influence of some type of drug.
  • The police departments have what are called drug recognition experts.
  • These drug recognition experts will do certain tests at the police station in order to prove that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated for being under the influence of a drug.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Defense Attorney.

I’ve Been Charged with a Disorderly Persons Drug Charge, Am I Eligible for a Conditional Discharge?

You may be eligible for a conditional discharge if you have no prior drug arrests either in New Jersey or in any other state in the country.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer.

What is Important to Know about the Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in NJ?

  • Charges can range from jail to mandatory state prison with a mandatory period of parole ineligibility.
  • These types of things depend on what it is you’re allegedly caught selling.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Attorney.

What is a Conditional Discharge?

  • This is a program offered for first-time drug offenders, who were charged with disorderly person offenses.
  • You will be on a formal period of probation, which includes a probation officer, random urine tests, and fines.
  • As long as your successfully complete your probation with no new arrests, the charges against you will be dismissed.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Attorney.

Stealing Your Doctor’s Prescription Pad

As a Monmouth County Drug Crime Attorney I see people that are addicted to drugs ask me what can happen if they are caught stealing their doctor’s prescription pad. I advise clients that this is a serious offense and you can be accused of theft and convicted of forgery for signing a doctor’s name to obtain prescription drugs you were not prescribed. As a Monmouth County Drug Crime Attorney I tell residents that if it happens to them, this could land them in jail.

If you are arrested for stealing your doctor’s prescription pad and forging a signature, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Drug Crime Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Monmouth County Drug Crime Attorney.

Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

I was Charged with Possession with Intent Within 1000 Feet of a School Zone

  • Possession with intent within 1000 feet of a school zone is slightly different then your normal possession.
  • State prison is mandatory, as well as a period of parole ineligibility.
  • You’d be looking at about nine months additional because you possessed it with attempt to distribute within a school zone.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute Attorney.

I was Charged with Possession with Intent Within 500 Feet of a Park or Housing Project

  • Being caught within the 500 feet of public housing or a public park elevates that crime up to a second degree.
  • You would be facing a mandatory period in state prison of between five and ten years.
  • You have to understand that what makes it that level is the fact that it was within that 500 feet.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute Attorney.

I was Charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute in NJ

  • Some possession with intent to distribute will require that you serve some prison time, also with some mandatory period of parole ineligibility.
  • Charges range in degrees from fourth degree, which would be up to 18 months in state prison, up to a first degree possession with intent to distribute which could land you in prison for up to 20 years.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute Attorney.

Marijuana Possession

I Was Charged with Less then 50 Grams of Marijuana in NJ, What will Happen?

  • In New Jersey, this is a disorderly person’s offense, which is punishable by up to a maximum of six months in the county jail.
  • Along with that goes fines which range in the neighborhood of about $850 dollars.
  • If you are a first time offender, you may be eligible to a program called a conditional discharge.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Marijuana Possession Attorney.

I Was Charged with Over 50 Grams of Marijuana in NJ, What is Important to Know?

This is a fourth degree offense, which is punishable by up to 18 months in state prison along with a loss of license and heavy monetary fines.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Marijuana Possession Attorney.

I Was Charged with Synthetic Marijuana in NJ

  • It is a third degree indictable offense punishable by three to five years in state prison.
  • On top of going to state prison, there is a loss of license, monetary fines, and damage that synthetic marijuana can do to your body.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Marijuana Possession Attorney.

Cocain Possession

I Was Charged with Possession of Cocaine in NJ, What Should I Know?

  • Possession of cocaine is a third degree offense punishable by a maximum of three to five years in state prison.
  • If you have a prior record, it could mean that the prosecutor’s office could offer you jail.
  • An attorney will try to prevent this from happening by replacing it with rehabilitation, or by expressing all the great things you’ve been doing in your life.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Cocaine Possession Attorney.

Heroin Possession

I Was Charged with Possession of Heroin, What is Important to Know in NJ?

  • Possession of heroin in New Jersey is a third degree offense punishable by a maximum of three to five years in state prison.
  • Whether or not you’re going to spend any time in prison has to do with your prior history.
  • The majority of people that come in for these third degree drug offenses have drug problems.
  • It’s an attorney’s job to try to get them the treatment that they need, and to get them placed on probation or a period of supervision so that they can fix their lives.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Heroin Possession Attorney.

Expungement

How Long Will It Take to Get My Record Expunged?

  • If a determination has been made that your record can be expunged, then the necessary paperwork has to be done.
  • This includes the order, the verified petition signed by you, and copies of judgement of convictions or dispositions.
  • You will ultimately have to get a court date.
  • Once an order is signed, that paperwork is then sent back to our office and has to be re-sent out to all the agencies that now need to start conforming their records.
  • It generally takes somewhere in the neighborhood of around three months to get that hearing date once the paperwork is done.
  • It then takes another twelve weeks before we get the letter back from the state police indicating that they have now confirmed their records.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Expungement Lawyer.

Can I Get My Prior Record Expunged in NJ?

  • There are a number of factors that will play into whether or not you can have that record expunged.
  • What is your prior record? How many incidences do you have on that prior record? How long ago did those incidences happen? Has there been a sufficient amount of time that has passed since then?

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Expungement Attorney.

Juvenile Crimes

My Child was Arrested for Theft

As a Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer I often get calls from parents telling me that their child was arrested for theft. In order to prove theft, the state would need to show that your child intended to take that item intentionally. I advise clients as a Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer that hiring an attorney who is experienced in these cases is very important.

If your child has been arrested for theft, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Juvenile Crime Lawyer.

My Child was Caught Drinking Underage at a Bar

As a Monmouth County Juvenile Crimes Attorney I often speak to people who have been caught drinking underage at a bar. If you child is being charged with underage drinking at a bar then they can be charged with using a fraudulent ID. I have advised parent’s of clients that this end up being a disorderly person’s offense and will head to municipal court.

If you have been caught drinking underage at a bar, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Juvenile Crimes Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Monmouth County Juvenile Crimes Attorney.

What are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes?

  • If your child is found guilty or pleads guilty to a first degree offense, they face up to four years in the juvenile jail.
  • Second degree offenses are up to three years, third degree offenses are up to two years, and third degree offenses face up to one year.
  • A disorderly person’s offense can be up to six months in the juvenile jail.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Juvenile Crime Attorney.

My Child Was Charged with a Crime, What Should I Do?

  • All offenses by juveniles which would be heard in a municipal court for an adult.
  • Regardless of what type of charge it is, it is all heard in the family division in the superior court in whatever county in New Jersey that that child lives.
  • It’s not where the child is charged, but it’s actually the county where that child lives.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Juvenile Crime Lawyer.

I am Under 21 and Was Arrested for a DWI in NJ Under .08 BAC

I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney what can happen if you are arrested while driving underage. If your BAC is greater than a .08, which is the legal limit in New Jersey, you will be charged with a formal adult DWI. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that if your blood level is between .01 and less than .08, while technically not over the limit, you would be charged with an underage DWI. The benefit of having an underage DWI is that it does not technically count as a first DWI.

If you have been arrested for drinking underage while driving, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.

Fraud

I’m Being Charged with Insurance Fraud

As a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney I have spoken to clients who have been charged with insurance fraud. You can be charged with insurance fraud if you happen to abandon your car in a neighborhood and then report it stolen. I have advised clients as a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney that you can also be charged with insurance fraud if you report your car stolen and the police find it burned out.

If you have been charged with insurance fraud, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Arrested for Impersonation

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer I often get clients that ask me what will happen if they were charged with impersonation. I advise client that it is very important to hire counsel. I have seen people charged as a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer with impersonation or identity theft.

If you have been charged with impersonation, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Healthcare Provider Being Arrested for False Claims

Often times as a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer I have spoken with doctors accused of making false claims to insurance companies. The insurance companies will review these false claims and realise they are paying on a procedure that never took place, I have clients as a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer that you could be charged with fraud.

If you have been arrested for making false claims to a healthcare provider, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Depositing a Previously Cashed Photocopied Check

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer I recently had someone come to me because they deposited a previously cashed, photocopied check to the bank. If you do this, you can be charged with theft. As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer I advise clients that you will end up being arrested for forgery and for an uttering charge, which is what happens when you present the check to the banker.

If you have been arrested for depositing a forged bank check, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer for help.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Bank Account Theft by Deception

As a Middlesex County Bank Fraud Attorney I often speak to clients about bank account theft by deception. Theft by deception is having a third party transfer money into a bank account and then you later transfer that money to another person’s account. I have advised clients as a Middlesex County Bank Fraud Attorney that bank account theft by deception is a scam and you could face jail time or a period of probation.

If you have been charged with bank account theft by deception, it is important to watch this video and contact an experienced Middlesex County Bank Fraud Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Bank Fraud Attorney.

I Gave a Check for Payment and it Bounced, Did I Commit a Crime?

  • If you pass a check, knowing that there were insufficient funds, you could possibly be found guilty of the charge.
  • If there were funds at the time of your payment, and you were notified within 10 days that the funds were no longer there, you will probably be not guilty.

This informational video was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Fraud Attorney.

Property Crimes

I Was Arrested For Burglary, But Didn’t Steal Anything

  • In New Jersey, a burglary is entering somewhere where you are not licensed or privileged to be with the intent to commit a crime once you are inside.
  • It does not have to be a crime with intent or action taken to steal something.
  • It could be any number of things, as long as there was an intent to commit some crime when you went into a place where you were not supposed to be.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Property Crime Attorney.

What am I Facing If I am Charged with Robbery in NJ?

  • A first degree armed robbery would leave you facing between 10 and 20 years in state prison.
  • You would have to serve 85% of whatever sentence you got before you are eligible for parole.
  • A robbery without a weapon is a second degree offense where you face between five and ten years in state prison.
  • You would have to serve 85% of whatever sentence you receive if you are convicted or plead guilty to that charge.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Property Crime Attorney.

Theft

I Forgot to Pay for an Item While Shopping

As a Monmouth County Theft Attorney I have often been asked about what to do if someone forgets to pay for something while they are shopping because they accidentally pocketed that item. If this happens to you, you could be charged with shoplifting. I have advised clients as a Monmouth County Theft Attorney that it is best to hire a lawyer who can show you were not intentionally stealing the item.

If you have been charged with shoplifting in New Jersey, watch this video and check out our experienced Monmouth County Theft Attorney to help you.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Theft Defense Attorney.

Can I Get In Trouble for Taking Money from a Wallet I Found?

As a New Jersey Theft Attorney I have been asked if you can get in trouble for taking money from a found wallet. If that wallet is found and has identification in it leading back to the original owner, you could be charged with theft of mislaid property. I have advised clients as a New Jersey Theft Attorney that sentencing could vary based on how much was in the wallet, you could receive probation and even incarceration.

If you have been charged with theft of mislaid property, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Theft Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Theft Attorney.

I was Charged with Stealing Services

As a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer I sometimes get calls about clients being charged with stealing services. If you are charged with stealing cable or cab fair it is extremely important to hire an experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer because you could be charged with theft of services. If you are charged with theft of services, you could end up with probation and jail time.

If you have been arrested and charged with stealing services in New Jersey, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Theft by Failure to Make a Required Disposition

As a Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney I often see clients come in charged with theft by failure to make a disposition of property received. This usually happens with an executor of a will or even with an attorney who handles a sum of money. I have advised clients as a Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney that the money is received but then is never distributed as required.

If you have been charged with theft by failure to make a required disposition, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorneys.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Arrested for Grand Theft Auto

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I have been asked about the consequences of being arrested for grand theft auto. If you are caught stealing a motor vehicle in New Jersey you could face a period of time in state prison. I have advised clients as a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney that if they are convicted they will also have their licence suspended by the court.

If you have been arrested for Grand Theft Auto in New Jersey, contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Arrested for Stealing From My Company, What Will Happen?

  • These cases generate a huge amount of paperwork as they’re trying to prove this case against you.
  • It’s important to understand that your sentencing can range from probation to up through ten years in state prison.
  • There are a lot of serious repercussions for you such as trying to find a job after having been accused of stealing or convicted of stealing.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Theft Lawyer.

What Happens If I am Charged with Shoplifting in NJ?

  • Shoplifting can be graded as a disorderly person’s offense which will be heard in municipal court.
  • It can also be graded as a fourth, third, or second degree offense, depending on the value of the items that were taken.
  • The state has to prove that you have passed all point of sales and that you intended to take that merchandise without paying for it.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Theft Lawyer.

Fencing

I’m Being Charged with Fencing

As a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer I have spoken to clients who have been charged with fencing. Fencing is when you receive stolen property and then sell that item. I have advised clients as a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer that a defense against this could be that you had no knowledge of the items being stolen.

If you are charged with Fencing in New Jersey, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Do I Need to Know Where the Merchandise I’m Buying or Selling is Coming from?

As a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer I often get asked if it is important to know where an item comes from before you buy or sell it. I strongly advise shop owners to know where the items they sell come from. I have advised these shop owners as a Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer that if caught with stolen property you could end up on probation or even jail.

If you have been charged with selling or buying stolen merchandise, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Buying Brand New Deep Discounted Items from a Friend

As a Mercer County Theft Attorney I often get asked about purchasing new deep discount items from friends that are still brand new in the box. I advise clients as a Mercer County theft attorney to be careful about accepting these items. If these items end up being stolen, you could be charged with receiving stolen property. You could end up receiving probation or jail time for this offense.

If you are thinking of buying new deep discounted items from a friend or acquaintance, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Theft Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Mercer County Theft Attorney.

Traffic Violations

I was Charged with Joyriding

As a Mercer County Traffic Violation Attorney I often see clients who were charged with joyriding. Joyriding is taking a car without intending to keep it, or sell it. As a Mercer County Traffic Violation Attorney I will see this happen to juvenile clients taking their parents vehicle without permission.

If you or your child has been arrested and charged with joyriding in a vehicle, watch this video and contact our experienced Mercer County Traffic Violation Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Attorney.

The Police Seized My Car without Being Charging with a Crime

As a Middlesex Traffic Violations Attorney I sometimes have clients asking me about the police seizing their car without even being charged with a crime. The first thing I can recommend is to have a discussion with the police and their plans. The police are allowed to seize your vehicle if they feel they have reasonable cause. I have advised clients as a Middlesex Traffic Violations Attorney that probable cause can be used to attain a search warrant if you don’t give consent.

If your vehicle has been seized by the police for an unknown reason, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex Traffic Violations Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Traffic Violations Attorney.

I was Charged with Speeding, Can You Help Me?

  • There are a number of different points that can be assigned to that speeding; it can be as little as two and upwards of five.
  • Your attorney will try to determine whether or not the radar or the laser has been properly adjusted and tuned.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Lawyer.

I Was Stopped By The Police, They Searched My Car and Found Something Illegal, Is it Over for Me?

  • It’s important to understand that the prosecutor is required to prove these charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • The police have to have done their job correctly by following both the constitution of New Jersey and the constitution of the United States.
  • Did they stop your car for a legitimate reason? Did they have a reason either one, to apply for a search warrant, or to request your consent to search? Can they prove that whatever it was in that car was actually yours?

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Attorney.

What are the Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License in NJ?

  • The penalties that you are facing for driving while suspended for a DUI are greater than those normal penalties for a driving while suspended.
  • You are facing 10 to 90 days in jail mandatory if you are convicted.
  • If it is your second driving while suspended for your first DUI, that charge is now a criminal indictable offense heard in superior court with a mandatory 180 days in the county jail or in state prison.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Lawyer.

What Happens if I was Charged with Leaving a Scene of an Accident?

  • If somebody was killed, it could be an indictable offense.
  • If somebody was injured, the penalties could be rather severe.
  • If you are in an accident, you either need to give your information to the person you’ve had an accident with or to some witness that’s there.
  • If there is nobody there, it’s important that you drive immediately to the police department and let them know that you were involved with this accident so that you don’t pick up this charge.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Attorney.

What is Important to Know about Cell Phone Violations in NJ?

  • For a first offense of using that cell phone not hands-free, you are facing a penalty of between two and four hundred dollars.
  • For a second offense, you are facing a penalty between four and six hundred dollars.
  • For a third offense you are facing a penalty of between six and eight hundred dollars.
  • More importantly, you license can be suspended for up to 90 days.
  • It is a three-point ticket if it is your third or more violation.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Lawyer.

What Should I Tell The Police if They Want To Search My Home or Vehicle?

  • When a police officer asks to search your car or to search your house, the short answer to them should be ‘no’.
  • It’s their requirement that they have probable cause in order to search whatever it is that they want to search.
  • If it is your vehicle then they have every right to go and get a warrant, and it is your right to have them go and get that warrant.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Traffic Violation Attorney.

White Collar Crimes

I was Charged with Bribery

As a Middlesex County Public Corruption Lawyer I often speak to clients that have been charged with bribery. You can be charged with bribery for offering a public official money in exchange for a benefit. I have advised clients as a Middlesex County Public Corruption Lawyer that it is important to hire an attorney who has experienced with governmental agencies.

If you have been arrested for bribery, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex County Public Corruption Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Public Corruption Lawyer.

I’ve Been Charged with Forgery

As a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer I speak to clients that have been charged with forgery or fraudulent charges. It is best to hire an attorney who can dealt with these types of matters. I have advised clients as a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer that there are several ways of defense for these types of charges that an experienced attorney can do based on your behalf.

If you have been arrested and charged with forgery, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Monmouth Criminal Defense Lawyer.

I got Caught Using a Fake ID

As a New Jersey Identity Theft Attorney I have advised clients on the possible outcome of being caught with a fake ID. If you simply posses the fake ID you can be charged with an offense. As a New Jersey Identity Theft Attorney I’ve told clients that if they are caught making fake ID’s then you can be charged with an even more serious offense.

If you have been caught possessing or making Fake ID’s in New Jersey, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Identity Theft Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Identity Theft Attorney.

Getting Paid for Compromising Material

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I sometimes get asked if you can get in trouble by offering to sell compromising material back to that person for financial gain. I have told clients that I caution them from selling any material that could compromise another person, you could be charged with theft by extortion. I advise clients as a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney to hire an experienced lawyer to hopefully get you the best outcome.

If you have been arrested for selling compromising material, watch this informative video and contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

Can I Get in Trouble for Secretly Taking Pictures Off Someone’s Computer?

I often get asked as a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney if you can get in trouble for taking pictures off someones computer. Unfortunately, you can be charged with computer theft and sentenced to probation or even jail time. As a Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney I recommend to hire a lawyer immediately.

If you have been arrested for computer theft, watch this video and contact our experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Charged with Stealing a Credit Card

As a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I get calls about persons being charged with stealing a credit card. If you are charged with stealing a credit card you could end up in jail, and could impact your future. I advise clients as a New Jersey Criminal Defense attorney that these types of crimes are a deterrent to future employers.

If you have been arrested and charged with stealing a credit card in New Jersey, watch this video and contact our experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.

I was Charged with Using a Stolen Credit Card

As a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer I often get calls about residents being charged with using a stolen credit card. If you are caught using a credit card that does not belong to you without the owners permission you could end up seeing jail time. I have advised these clients as a Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer that this type of conviction could impact your career search in the future.

If you have been arrested for using a stolen credit card in New Jersey, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

This short informational video was brought to you by Jason Volet, an experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Associations & Awards

  • New York State Bar Association NYSBA logo
  • American Bar Association ABA logo defending liberty persuing justice
  • Criminal Lawyer New Jersey State Bar Association Logo
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Defense Attorney logo
  • Avvo Rating Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense NJ
Law Office of Jason A. Volet Criminal Defense Lawyer Logo
Get in Touch Today (732) 863-5050

two Locations to Meet You

Freehold Office
Neptune Office