NJ Public Defender & NJ ACLU Push For Deadlines for Criminal Trials

NJ Public Defender & NJ ACLU Push For Deadlines for Criminal Trials

December 27, 2013

As reported by Bill Wichert of the Star-Ledger, after spending nearly five years in jail, 48-year-old Newark resident Tariq Kyam, who has prior convictions, is about a month away from what was expected to be the first of his six robbery trials. There will be six trials, because he is charged in six separate robberies …

Appellate Court Tosses Evidence in DUI Arrest of Princeton University Student

December 19, 2013

As reported by Christopher Baxter for NJ.Com, on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, a three-Judge panel of the state’s Appellate Division suppressed evidence of an October 2010 arrest of a Princeton University Student charged with driving under the influence. The opining Appellate Judge held that the actions taken by police officers at the scene do not …

Would I be committing a crime in this situation?

December 6, 2013

More details to this question: I go to a fast food restaurant and go through the drive-thru, and when I’m handed my bag of food I set it in the passenger seat and go home. Once I get home I look in the bag and instead of food there’s a couple thousand dollars. The employee …

DIVORCE – Proposed Bill would set Guidelines for New Jersey Alimony Payments

December 3, 2013

As reported by Philly.com, A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D., Hudson) would set guidelines for alimony, with formulas determining the length of an award based on the length of a marriage. Modeled after a Massachusetts law passed in 2011, the bill includes a provision that would end alimony payments with the payer’s retirement, …

Questions regarding the outcome of a credit card fraud case in pennsylvania

August 14, 2013

More details to this question: Hello, I have a question about a legal scenario. A friend of mine is turning himself in for stealing bank account funds. The money was stolen via PayPal, now in order to transfer the money to his PayPal account he made an account in the cardholders sons name, and then …

I have a prior record for forgery and burglery

More details to this question: I have a prior record for forgery and burglary on probation for the burglary now not sure of my point score but has been charged with another burglary nothing was taken..so what will the courts do to me

Can my mother sue the hospital for being raped by another patient, male, in the psyche ward.

July 29, 2013

More details to this question: She was put in there after a dui car crash. She had a detainer due to being on probation. The rape was witnessed by her roommate and staff. My mother was heavily sedated at the time and did not wake up until she heard everyone screaming. The rape was done …

What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

July 18, 2013

Television courtroom dramas typically focus on criminal cases more frequently than civil cases. While the two types of trials appear similar on the surface, the purpose of a criminal trial is to prove guilt to punish criminals. Civil trials, on the other hand, involve settling disputes and determining appropriate compensation. Areas of difference between civil …

Know Your Options in a New Jersey DUI

July 16, 2013

A DUI is a serious charge, but not an incontestable one. If you are charged with a DUI in New Jersey, you should not try to handle the case yourself. Criminal defense attorneys can help challenge the process of your arrest and the testing of your blood alcohol level. Irregularities in these procedures could mean …

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