Individuals and groups reserve the unalienable rates to feel safe and secure on their own property. When someone disrespects private property and violates the law by unlawfully trespassing, New Jersey takes this violation seriously and may charge the alleged trespasser with a petty disorderly persons offense, a disorderly persons offense, or in the most serious

Examining Domestic Violence from a Felony or Misdemeanor Perspective in NJ

In New Jersey, crimes are delineated into two types: non-indictable, or misdemeanor crimes; and indictable, or felony crimes. The severity of the alleged crime will determine whether a person is charged with a non-indictable or indictable offense. The penalties vary greatly between the two.

Criminal restraint, as written in the New Jersey criminal code, is charged when a person uses force to prohibit another person from departing a precise location or a possibly dangerous situation with risk of bodily injury. Criminal restraint charges can also be filed in cases of domestic violence. Preventing a spouse or partner from

Internet sex crimes are almost always considered felonies in the state of New Jersey and may even be tried as federal offenses. If you have been charged with an internet sex crime, you need the legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help fight for your rights. Contact us for a free and

The Fourth Amendment protects people’s fundamental right to be free from unnecessary governmental intrusion into private spaces. The state may not conduct unreasonable searches of people’s homes, cars, or businesses and seize personal property without probable cause or a warrant. What is unreasonable is the subject of case law since the country’s inception. In a

In New Jersey, domestic violence is a term that describes a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse committed against a spouse, ex-spouse, partner, date, or parent of the victim’s child, family, or household member. In many domestic violence cases, a victim reports the alleged abuser’s use or possession of a firearm. In some cases, the

There are Specific Requirements for Buying and Possessing Assault Weapons in NJ, as Well as Severe Consequences for Unlawful Possession.

New Jersey has strict laws regarding firearms. In order to own a firearm, you must go through an application process discussed later in this article.  It is illegal to purchase or own an assault weapon