An Expungement Can Help Your Job Search

One of the main reasons to get an expungement of your arrest or conviction is to help with your job search. Many employers will request a copy of your criminal history and may turn you down for the job based … Read More

Legalized Marijuana and Car Accidents

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has reported that car accidents have risen by about 3% in states that have legalized marijuana. The HLDI stated that: “More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among … Read More

Trooper’s Search of Overturned Vehicle Was Illegal

On August 3, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Keaton. In this case, a State Trooper responded to the scene of an accident where the defendant’s car was overturned. Since the defendant was receiving medical attention, the … Read More

Supreme Court: Paraphernalia Conviction Does Not Trigger Deportation

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a conviction for the possession of drug paraphernalia does not trigger removal (deportation) under §1227(a)(2)(B)(i). §1227(a)(2)(B)(i) reads: “Any alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of … Read More

Palisades Interstate Court Marijuana Possession Conditional Discharge

This afternoon I appeared in Palisades Interstate Court for a client who was charged with possession of marijuana under 2C:35-10A(4). My client was accepted into the Conditional Discharge program. If my client successfully completes the program, the charge against him will … Read More