Electronic Communication and Domestic Violence

On May 4, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided C.C. v. J.A.H. In this case, the two parties met in a gym and began texting with one another. Eventually, a restraining order and a criminal complaint were filed against … Read More

Charges for Violating Ban on Public Gatherings

Individuals who violate the ban on public gatherings can face various charges during the COVID-19 shutdown. Across New Jersey, police have been cracking down on public gatherings at homes and businesses. Examples of offenses that police have been charging people … Read More

US Supreme Court Upholds Traffic Stop for Revoked License

On April 6, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided Kansas v. Glover. In this case, the defendant was pulled over after the officer ran a license plate check on the vehicle, which revealed that the vehicle owner’s license was … Read More

Violators of Stay at Home Order Risk Disorderly Persons Charges

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has announced that law enforcement will be cracking down on those who violate Governor Murphy’s “stay at home” order. An individual who violates the order could be charged with a disorderly persons offense, which … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Vacates Conviction for Obstruction of the Administration of Law

On March 12, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Andrew J. Fede (A-53-17) (079997). In this case, the Cliffside Park Police responded to the defendant’s home after receiving a domestic violence call. The defendant had his door … Read More

How Does the Expungement Process Work?

1. If I am hired to take your case, I will draft the “Verified Petition for Expungement” that we will be filing with the court. 2. I will send it to you for you to review. 3. You will then … Read More

US Supreme Court Limits Civil Asset Forfeiture

On February 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court decided Timbs v. Indiana. In this case, Tyson Timbs was arrested and the police seized his Land Rover which he purchased for $42,000. Mr. Timbs eventually pleaded guilty to dealing in … Read More

Expungement Granted for Theft By Deception Arrest Record

On January 11, 2019, my client was granted an expungement of his arrest record for theft by deception (2C:20-4A). My client was originally charged in the Paramus Municipal Court but was also charged with an additional count and his case … Read More

NJ Supreme Court Rules on Drug Court Expungements

On January 8, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Expungement of the Arrest/Charge Records of T.B. (A-18/19/20-17) (079813). This case involved three individuals who had criminal records and entered the drug court program pursuant … Read More

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