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The New Jersey Supreme Court has now made it easier for police to conduct warrantless searches of vehicles. In State v. Witt, the court overturned the previous standard for searching vehicles which required the police to get a warrant in most circumstances because they found the was unworkable in practice. The warrantless search of a vehicle...
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Expungements are like an eraser that can wipe your record clean. You can get an expungement after two years for a Municipal Ordinance Conviction, five years after a Disorderly Persons Conviction or ten years after you have completed probation or a prison sentence for an eligible indictable crime. Recently the court has been willing to...
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In a unanimous decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court the court held that law enforcement cannot enter a disabled vehicle to gather proof of registration and insurance, without asking the driver for the information or asking permission. In the case, State v. Keaton, a state trooper was on I-295 when he was called to...
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If you are convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, or Refusal (to provide a breath sample), your license will be suspended. If you drive during that period of suspension, and you have previously been convicted of driving during that suspension period, you face mandatory jail time. In fact, you could be charged with a fourth degree...
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New Jersey has special Expungement Rules for young drug offenders who wish to clear their record. In order to get the Young Drug Offenders Expungement it must be not less than one year after conviction, termination of probation or parole or discharge from custody, whichever is later. The charge could only be for possession or...
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Katherine Hartman, Esquire will be a speaker on Professionalism Day, sponsored by the Unites States District Court, for the District of New Jersey, in Camden, New Jersey. The event will take place on October 15, 2014, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Mrs. Hartman will be joining The Honorable Joel Schneider, The Honorable Karen M....
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Expungements are like an eraser that can wipe your record clean. Mistakes from your past can be eliminated from your criminal history. Are you eligible for an Expungement? When can you get your record expunged? Type of offenses that can be Expunged Number of offenses that can be Expunged Amount of time before Expungement is possible Juvenile...
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This week, the United States Sentencing Commission cut federal prison terms for drug offenses. The reform, adopted on July 18, 2014, retroactively decreases the drug table set forth in the United States sentencing guidelines by two offense levels across all drug types. Effective November 1, 2014, some 50,000 people who are currently incarcerated in the...
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