Thousands of Drug Lab Reports May Have Been Faked

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 … Read More

What is a “Lower Tier” DWI?

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 … Read More

Appellate Division Remands PCR Appeal for Evidentiary Hearing

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, … Read More

Governor Signs Domestic Violence Crackdown Law

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 … Read More

Is A Disorderly Persons Offense A Crime In New Jersey?

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 … Read More