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Rahway Man Arrested For Linden Burglaries

A string of burglaries in Linden has led to the arrest of a Rahway man. The individual has been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and theft, stemming from three break-ins over four weeks in the City of Linden. Burglary is a fairly common theft related offense in Linden, Rahway and elsewhere in Union County. A burglary is committed in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 if an individual enters a structure without authorization for the purpose of committing a theft or other criminal offense. A burglary charge is typically a third degree... Read More»

Elizabeth Man Charged With Heroin Distribution

A prostitution investigation involving an Elizabeth man resulted in his arrest for possession with intent to distribute heroin. This drug charge arose when police were conducting a prostitution investigation at a local hotel and uncovered about 120 baggies of heroin and a digital scale. The defendant, who was from the City of Elizabeth, was charged with distribution of CDS, specifically heroin, as well possession of drug paraphernalia. Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance like heroin is illegal under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. The severity of a possession with intent to distribute charge... Read More»

Cranford Committee Member Charged With DWI

Almost anyone can fall victim to driving while intoxicated ("DWI") as illustrated by the arrest of a Cranford committee men. Andis Kalnins, the former mayor of Cranford and a current committee member, was charged with DWI by the state police after being stopped on Interstate 78 in Warren Township New Jersey. The accused was allegedly speeding and operating his motor vehicle erratically resulting in a DWI stop. Following a series of field sobriety tests, Mr. Kalnins was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain lane.... Read More»

Man Convicted Of Heroin Distribution in Union Township, Linden & Elizabeth Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

The Union County Prosecutor's Office has reported the sentencing of a man in Elizabeth to 15 years in prison for heroin distribution and money laundering in Union County. The defendant was the operator of two high volume heroin production facilities located in Union Township and Linden New Jersey. The related arrest resulted in seizure of $3.0 million in heroin and firearms, including a handgun with hollow-point bullets, a silencer and high capacity magazine. William Camino, had been arrested approximately three years ago as the result of an investigation by the... Read More»

Elizabeth NJ Women Arrested for Assault By Auto & Aggravated Assault After DWI Related Accident

An Elizabeth New Jersey women was charged with both DWI, assault by auto and aggravated assault this past week. The arrest took place after the motorist hit a pedestrian causing serious bodily injury. Whenever injuries are sustained in an alcohol related automobile accident, you can expect an investigation for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. The ensuing investigation here revealed that the defendant was intoxicated. This also mushroomed into indictable criminal charges for assault by auto based on the fact that extensive leg injuries were caused to... Read More»

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»