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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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Katherine Hartman is honored to accept an appointment as Chair of the Merit Selection Panel for the reappointment of Joel Schneider, United States Magistrate Judge. The Committee will work over the summer to make a recommendation to Chief Judge Simandle, prior to the October 30, 2014 end of Judge Schneider’s term....
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Katherine Hartman will be presenting a free expungement seminar on May 20, 2014, at the Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Boulevard (off Woodland Road) in Westampton, New Jersey from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar is sponsored by the Burlington County Superior Court Vicinage, Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns, and the Burlington County Bar...
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New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill to allow all convicted drunken drivers the option of having ignition interlock devices installed in their cars as an alternative to license revocation. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously recommended passage of S-385. The legislation would make an interlock device available to all persons convicted of drunk driving with...
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On February 26, 2014, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division overturned a lower-court’s decision regarding police officers’ actions in the case of State of New Jersey v. Ramier A. Dunbar (Docket No. A-5722-12T2).  The lower court had suppressed evidence (a handgun), ruling that the “Terry Stop” of the defendant was unconstitutional.  Here, the...
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