NJ Supreme Court Rules PTI Not an Option After Trial

NJ Supreme Court Rules PTI Not an Option After Trial

May 14, 2014

As reported by the the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey’s pretrial intervention (commonly known as PTI), designed to divert less serious criminal cases from prosecution, is not available after charges have been tried and guilty verdicts are returned, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. PTI is not now and never has been a sentencing …

Defending A Drug Possession Charge In Pennsylvania

April 18, 2014

While drug possession is one of the most common and minor drug offenses in Pennsylvania, the penalties can still be severe. Depending on the type of drug and the amount, you could face costly fines and significant jail time. Proving drug possession Under Pennsylvania law, a conviction for drug possession requires proof, beyond a reasonable …

NJ Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Contraband – Not Enough Evidence to Support Detaining Vehicle or K-9 Search

April 1, 2014

As reported by NJ.com, a New Jersey state appeals court has ruled that heroin found after a motor vehicle stop in June 2011 cannot be used as evidence against a North Plainfield man because police improperly detained the vehicle and used a drug-sniffing dog. Appellate judges upheld a lower court’s ruling that there was an …

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