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Can I Go to Jail for Shoplifting?

In New Jersey, shoplifting – deliberately taking an item from a store without paying the exact retail value – is a serious offense that attracts harsh penalties. If convicted, a defendant could face lengthy jail time, huge fines, a criminal record, and other devastating social ramifications. A familiar New Jersey criminal defense attorney can educate you about the results of a shoplifting charge and help strategize your best defenses to avoid going to jail.

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Common DWI/DUI Myths and Misconceptions

In the state of New Jersey, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense that is often punished severely. A defendant convicted of DWI/DUI may face far-reaching penalties and other life-changing consequences. However, there are several misconceptions and false assumptions surrounding DUI cases in the Garden State. Therefore, when facing DWI charges, getting experienced guidance and representation is imperative to ensure that you do not end up in the worst possible situation.

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Shoplifting Charges in New Jersey

Shoplifting is one of the most commonly charged offenses in New Jersey. However, it does not make shoplifting charges any less serious. Many people do not realize the significance of shoplifting charges until they get caught and have to fight for their rights and freedom. Many people get arrested for shoplifting even when they did nothing illegal.

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This is My First DWI/DUI. What Should I Expect?

In New Jersey, it is unlawful for any individual to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquors, drugs, or alcohol. A defendant convicted of DWI could be facing massive fines, lengthy imprisonment, license suspension or revocation, and other social consequences.

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Theft Crimes & Immigration

Theft crimes have consistently been found by the United States Immigration Courts to be serious crimes. Convictions for theft-related offenses in New Jersey are almost universally found to be Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT).

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New Jersey to Issue Drivers Licenses Without Regard to Immigration Status

On May 1, 2021, the State of New Jersey will begin permitting individuals to apply and receive drivers permits and licenses without regard to immigration status. New Jersey joins a group of other states which have determined it is in the best safety interest of all residents that individuals become properly licensed by their home state.

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Temporary Protected Status Announcement – Venezuela

In March 9, 2021, the White House announced the addition of Venezuela to the list of countries with citizens eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS for Venezuelans will allow thousands of people who fled the civil unrest there to remain in the United States with legal standing.

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Zoom Court in 2021

COVID-19 has devastated our country and has changed the way we live our lives. Just about every aspect of our daily lives have been impacted by the pandemic. The court system in New Jersey was rocked by the pandemic in March, 2020, but has become a model for courts around the country.

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Immigration Changes in 2021

The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden on January 20, 2021 brought a change in administration in the United States. The Trump administration had spent their four years making substantive changes to immigration laws on a nearly weekly basis. During his tenure as President Donald Trump instituted at least four hundred substantive changes to immigration policy and procedures – a rate of nearly two per week.

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Federal Court Orders DHS to Reinstate DACA Programs

On June 18, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided the matter of DHS v. the Regents of the University of California, et al, a collection of court cases known collectively as the DACA Issue before the Court.

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