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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 »

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 »

New Jersey Prison Requirements

N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6. Sentence of imprisonment for crime; ordinary terms; mandatory terms a. Except as otherwise provided, a person who has been convicted of a crime may be sentenced to imprisonment, as follows: (1) In the case of a crime of the first degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the… Read more »

Robert F. Black, Jr. Named “10 Best” in New Jersey

Attorney Black Named “10 Best” In New Jersey The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys™ has recognized the exceptional performance of Robert F. Black, Jr. as one of the “10 Best” DWI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Jersey for 2015. Mr. Black proudly accepts this honor as it exemplifies his ongoing commitment to skillfully advocate… Read more »

Attorney Black Named “Top 40 Under 40” for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, Robert F. Black, Jr. has been named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40”. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial… Read more »

Quick Tips: Investigated for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana

Post Authored by Devon Jones Quick Tips: Investigated for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Tip #1: What is considered a simple possession of Marijuana? In New Jersey, simple possession of marijuana is defined by the amount of grams. 50 grams or less is considered a disorderly persons offense, which is minor in comparison… Read more »

Investigated for Suspicion of Driving While in Possession of Drugs?

Post Authored by Devon Jones Quick Tips: Investigated for Suspicion of Driving While In Possession of Drugs Tip #1: When is a police officer allowed to search my car? Generally, an officer will only be allowed to conduct a search if a warrant is issued and supported by probable cause. Nevertheless, there are always exceptions…. Read more »

Major New Jersey DWI Law Change Proposal Goes to Governor’s Desk

Major New Jersey DWI Law Change Proposal Goes to Governor’s Desk A proposed change in the New Jersey DWI law that would allow many first time offenders to avoid a lengthy license suspension, provided that the state is unable to convince the judge of aggravating circumstances, has hit Gov. Christie’s desk and is now awaiting… Read more »

Long Branch Man Requests DNA Testing For Rape Conviction – Prosecutor Opposes

A Long Branch man, convicted decades ago of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in the city, has always maintained his innocence. Although Dion Harrell, 48, has been out of prison for about 17 years, after serving four years of an eight-year prison term, he still wants to clear his name. But the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s… Read more »