Blog: Criminal Defense
- Lawsuits Against the Police
April 24, 2019Read More
Police officers are generally seen as the keepers of the peace and beacons of justice, but even these prestigious men and women are subject to breaking the law occasionally. When a police officer uses his or her position of authority to commit civil rights violations, there is legal recourse for victims. Although the road is […]
- Distinguishing Between Robbery and Theft
February 12, 2019Read More
While the terms theft and robbery are often used interchangeably outside of the criminal justice field, these two offenses differ in many respects. If you have been charged with either of these crimes, then it’s important to understand these differences and what they mean in the event you are found guilty in court. Explaining Theft Theft is […]
- New Jersey Attorney General Broaches Possibility Of Creating New Convictions Review Unit After Two Criminal Defendants’ Murder Convictions Are Overturned
January 15, 2019Read More
On April 13, 2018, New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced his intention to convene a panel to discuss the potential creation of a new criminal investigative unit called the conviction review unit. This announcement came after the New Jersey Superior Court overturned two Passaic County 1996 murder convictions. In that case, exculpatory […]
- Belmont Murder
September 27, 2018Read More
Six of the eight men who allegedly took part in a gang-related stabbing death of a Belmont teen arrived in New York to face a judge for their suspected crimes after their extradition from New Jersey. The story of the tragic incident went viral due to the graphic surveillance video that was taken of the […]
- New Criminal Record Expungement Laws in New Jersey – Oct. 1st 2018
February 27, 2018Read More
Ex-offenders in New Jersey are finally getting a fair chance at getting minor crimes taken off of their criminal records in order to help give them a clean start. As the result of bipartisan legislation signed by Governor Chris Christie, this past December, the rules surrounding who can request to get their records expunged, how soon […]
- Epileptic man suing, alleging police brutality
December 20, 2017Read More
It is no secret that how law enforcement handles individuals during arrests has had a giant light shining on it in recent years. Between cell phones, police dash cams, and body cams and the way videos go viral, the subject of police brutality is under constant scrutiny. The topic is national but touches locally often. Recently, in […]
- Man Didn’t Get Fair Trial After Police Taped Over Video
November 15, 2017Read More
The state Appellate Division recently ruled that a Vineland man who faces five years in prison will receive a new trial, according to a recent article at NJ.com. The man was convicted of heroin possession in 2015, after being arrested in May 2014 after a routine traffic stop. During the booking process, police claimed they […]
- Brave Whistleblower Stopped Medicare Fraud
August 29, 2017Read More
A number of individual diagnostic centers had perpetrated a fraud on Medicare that was stopped when a whistleblower that worked at one of the companies came forward to the fraudulent practices that were going on at the centers. This scheme defrauded Medicare out of a large amount of money and resulted in a large recovery […]
- “Stolen Valor” Bill May Make It a Crime to Lie About Military Service
July 26, 2017Read More
Pennsylvania House Bill 168 has passed the House and was unanimously approved by the state Senate earlier this year, according to a recent article in Lancaster Online. The bill, known as the “stolen valor” bill, would impose criminal penalties on anyone convicted of lying about military service for personal gain. A draft version of the […]
- Bar Fight Over Football Puts New Jersey Bail Reform Front and Center
July 12, 2017Read More
In January 2017, New Jersey enacted one of the most sweeping bail reforms in the United States. Instead of making cash bail the norm, the new system requires courts to use a rubric to evaluate a defendant’s risk to the community and the risk that the defendant will fail to show up for trial. The […]
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