Posts Categorized: arrest and detention

New Marijuana Legislation Would Expunge Past Convictions In NJ

New Marijuana Legislation Would “Permit The Expungement Of Certain Marijuana Charges” And Give Thousands Across New Jersey a 2nd Chance   With anti-marijuana Governor Chris Christie’s departure quickly approaching, advocates in the state are getting ready for full legalization Chris Christie is leaving office in January. And with him gone, legalization advocates seem confident that New… Read more »

New Jersey Bail Reform

On January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s criminal justice system began implementing one of its most significant changes in years. We transitioned from a system that relied predominantly on monetary bail to one that gives a much greater focus to a two-part test: 1. Will the defendant show up for trial if they are released? 2…. Read more »

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Allegations of domestic violence in New Jersey are governed primarily by The Prevention of Domestiv Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17. The Act allows criminal, family and municipal courts wide discretion to impose certain relief and restrictions including the following: Possible Reliefs for Victim: • Granting exclusive possession of residence. • Granting temporary custody of children…. Read more »

Knowing Your Miranda Rights and When They Apply

Knowing Your Miranda Rights and When They Apply By: Devon Jones What are my Miranda Rights? • The Fifth Amendment protects a person against being compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal case. The U.S. Supreme Court relied on this, along with the Sixth Amendment’s right to an attorney, in its landmark Miranda v…. Read more »