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Traffic Ticket in Summit New Jersey

Summit New Jersey is definitely a sleeper when it comes to traffic tickets. Most individuals would not anticipate that this small City would have an abundance of traffic offenses but this certainly is not the case. Over 2,000 tickets for moving traffic violations are issued in this Union County municipality annually. This is an extraordinary number considering the size and low key nature of the community.There is no doubt that the presence of both the Summit Police Department and the New Jersey State Patrol within the town is a major... Read More»

Kenilworth Speeding Ticket Attorney

Charged With Speeding in Kenilworth Borough An extremely common offense in Kenilworth Borough is speeding. Hundreds, if not thousands, of speeding tickets are issued annually by members of the Kenilworth Police Department and state troopers patrolling the stretch of the Garden State Parkway within the borough. If you were issued a ticket or summons in Kenilworth New Jersey for speeding in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, there are a few things our attorneys would like you to know. First and foremost, you need to understand that there can be significant ramifications... Read More»

Roselle Marijuana Attorney

There are a range of marijuana charges that an individual can face in the Borough of Roselle or Roselle Park New Jersey. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are former county and municipal prosecutors with over 100 years of combined experience to competently defend whatever Roselle marijuana offense you may be facing. Contact our Union Office at 908-272-1700 for a free consultation with a lawyer on our staff anytime 24/7. Personal possession is the most common form of marijuana offense in both Roselle Park and the... Read More»

Disorderly Person Offenses in Rahway New Jersey

All criminal offenses are measured in term of severity in New Jersey based on grade. The lowest grade of charge is a disorderly persons offense which is the equivalent to a misdemeanor in most other states. An extremely high number of violations falling within this category are filed in the City of Rahway every year. What we are talking about here are offenses such as: Simple Assault Disorderly Conduct Obstruction the Administration of Law Resisting Arrest Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia Charges Harassment Shoplifting (i.e.... Read More»

Frequently Asked Questions In Having A Criminal Record or Conviction Sealed, Removed or Expunged

Individuals are permitted to request that records of criminal proceedings be sealed and unavailable to the public, including evidence of charges and convictions. This process is referred to as expungment and it is useful because it allows an individual to shelve criminal records from the prying eyes of employers, creditors, and sometimes even landlords.  Expunging records is, however, a rather complex process with many limitations and restrictions. For example, individuals that have been convicted of two or more crimes are ineligible for expungment. In addition, you can expunge motor vehicle... Read More»

What Is Required In Order For Police To Do A Blood Test Following A DWI Arrest?

When police reasonably suspect that a driver operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they have the right under the law to arrest the accused so that more detailed test can be performed, in some instances, even a blood test. This post explores the circumstances in which submission of a blood test may be required. Much of majority of this discussion surrounds protocol for blood testing set forth in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in State v. McNeely.  The case, which is fully binding... Read More»

Frequently Asked Questions With Restraining Orders

Individuals who are the victims of domestic violence often apply for a temporary restraining order against their spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, domestic partner, or another defendant that falls under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. In order to succeed on an application for a temporary restraining order, the plaintiff/victim must demonstrate that an act of domestic violence was committed and that the order is necessary to protect the life, health or well-being of the victim. What Relief Can Be Granted In A Temporary Restraining Order? Temporary restraining orders can seriously interfere with... Read More»

What Penalties & Punishment Can Be Imposed By The Court?

Whether you are in municipal court or the Superior Court in Union County, the court's authority to impose penalties is confined to that which is permitted under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-1 et seq. For the most part, the severity of the punishment hinges on the degree of the offense to which an individual is convicted. In terms of felony charges in NJ, referred to as indictable offenses under NJ Law, first degree is the most serious with second, third and fourth degree crimes falling below. Disorderly persons offenses are the NJ equivalent... Read More»

Understanding Key Terms Under New Jersey Drug Laws

The attorneys at our Cranford Criminal Defense Firm field hundreds of calls each month from individuals charged with all sorts of drug violations. The inquiries range from search issues involved in basic marijuana possession cases all the way up to complex questions about drug kingpin charges. A common item is what certain terms mean as they relate to a particular CDS offense. The following are some of the more popular terms that frequently crop up in these discussions. Controlled Dangerous Substance (“CDS”). Any drug or substance that the sale or... Read More»

Motion To Reduce Bail

Union County Attorney For Bail Reduction Motion Every defendant has the right to seek a bail reduction and most individuals are aware of this right. What they do not realize is that the best opportunity for reducing the amount, changing the type or eliminating a restriction on bail is often at the time of the first bail motion. This is because judges often given significant weight to the decision made on the initial bail reduction motion thereby making it that much more difficult to reduce bail if you don't the... Read More»