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What Makes an Assault Charge Aggravated in New Jersey?

Assault is one of those charges that everyone has heard of but does not fully understand. Assault is sometimes charged as a somewhat less serious simple assault, but it may be upgraded to the severe aggravated assault. The hallmarks of an aggravated assault case...

When Do New Jersey Drug Charges Become Federal?

Drugs and controlled substances are a huge issue in New Jersey and the rest of the United States. There are various drug laws at both the state and federal levels. As such, a defendant may be charged federally for certain drug offenses. The location of the alleged...

How Serious is a Charge of Disorderly Conduct in New Jersey?

Disorderly conduct is a somewhat vague criminal offense that encompasses certain disruptive behaviors. These charges may come with expensive fines and possible jail time if you are convicted, and you should speak to a lawyer about your case right away. Disorderly...

What Are Some Defenses to Arson in New Jersey?

Arson may be charged when a defendant is suspected of illegally starting a fire to a structure or surrounding area. While simply setting a fire is not necessarily a crime, it may become arson if certain criteria are met. You can be charged with arson for setting fire...

County Jail vs. State Prison in New Jersey

Jails and prisons, while they may seem synonymous, are different types of facilities. If you’ve recently been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it’s important to learn the differences and similarities between county jails and state prisons so that you...

What Crimes Can Be Expunged from a Criminal Record in New Jersey?

Having a criminal record can hinder your success, even after you’ve served your time. If you want a clean slate and the life you deserve, you may be able to get your crimes expunged from your criminal record in New Jersey. Only certain crimes can be expunged...

Who Can See an Expunged Criminal Record in New Jersey?

Getting your criminal record expunged can allow you to move on with your life and become a productive member of society. But, if you feel your past looming over you, it may make you feel better to learn who can see an expunged criminal record in New Jersey. Generally,...

Will an Outstanding Warrant Appear in a New Jersey Background Check?

It is impossible to ignore outstanding warrants since they never expire. Many people do not even realize they have outstanding warrants, and they only find out through a background check. If you have outstanding warrants in New Jersey, it is possible, but not...

Can you Rent an Apartment with a Criminal Record in New Jersey?

In the past, many former defendants have been prevented from renting apartments because of their criminal records. Landlords would often unfairly exclude applicants if a background check showed any arrests or convictions. Today, the law works differently to protect...
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