Thousands of Drug Lab Reports May Have Been Faked

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Big news in the legal community this week as it has come to light that Kamalkant Shah, a New Jersey State Police lab technician, may have faked thousands of reports. Mr. Shah allegedly “dry-labbed” results, which would mean he never … Continued

What is a “Lower Tier” DWI?

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If you have been charged with DWI in New Jersey, you may have heard of something called a “lower tier” while researching your options. This term refers to the different tiers of penalties in New Jersey for a first offense … Continued

Appellate Division Remands PCR Appeal for Evidentiary Hearing

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On November 30, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Lepianka. Mr. Lepianka was indicted for two counts of third-degree distribution of heroin, one count of third-degree possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, … Continued

Governor Signs Domestic Violence Crackdown Law

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On August 10, 2015, Governor Christie signed a new law regarding those faced with domestic violence charges in New Jersey. The new law requires a defendant to plead guilty before entering a pretrial program. Previously, a guilty plea was not … Continued

Is A Disorderly Persons Offense A Crime In New Jersey?

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The short answer is “yes.” Disorderly persons offenses fall under the 2C Code of Criminal Justice and a conviction would appear on your background check. Offenses in New Jersey that are considered felonies in other states are referred to as … Continued